Hello I was reading through some old posts about people who are still working and people who are no longer working. I can't understand when someone says you may just have to quit work. If I did that, I believe I would be homeless. Homeless has to be as hard as working, I would think. I am single, I make very little money so it's not like I could save money and take a year or two off in order to go through the disability process. My job provides no disability program. I have had to take lower paying jobs because I could not handle the stress that comes with higher paying jobs. Am I missing something? Is there a way a self supporting person can receive disability? It seems to me the government wants me to live on the streets for a year, then file , then MAYBE I could get disability. I have worked for 23 years so I have paid into the program. I have never had government help in order to live. I have CFS and FM and I feel like I am dying every day. I have many days where I wish I would. Oh it's not that I not interested in life, it's just that I can't do any of the great things life offers. I work and sleep and work and sleep and on my off days do laundry and basic housekeeping. That has been my life for many, many years. I have had this since I was 29 and I am now 45. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has some information that might help me. Thanks for listening.