I've been reading for about a year, off & on, and have just started posting. I'm still confused about a lot. You all seem to know so much. I suppose I'll stick with disability questions for now since I'm in dire straights financially. I haven't worked full time for about 4 yrs. Haven't worked part-time since Oct.(& that was very part-time, cash paid.) I have CFS/FM, & restless legs. I called Disability office & requested my statement. Two weeks later, they sent me a form (to request my statement.) Mailed that in last week in July. Do I wait for that or go ahead & file? I've had many test & Dr.s before Diag., so my medical file has to be thick. My neurologist & P.C. charge apprx. $1. per page. Neither will tell me how many pages are there. Don't know if I can afford to get copies to take with me when applying. How much time would that save me? Also, do I need records from every Dr. that I've seen over the yrs? Or do I just need their names & addresses? On last visits, I told both Drs I thought it was time to try to get disability. Answers were the same: Well...you can TRY, but it's very hard. Both said they have patients worse off than me that couldn't get it, but it doesn't hurt to try. Mind you, they know I can't work. What should be my next step? Sorry this is so long. Would greatly appreciate feedback.