Hi, I'm new to the board but I'm very excited I found it....before I did I thought I was all alone and no one understood what I was going through! I'm 35 years old and have been out of work since June of 2009, I was finally diagnosed with FM about three months ago along with many other issues I have, Obstructive sleep apnea, High blood pressure, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, anxiety disorder. I'm using Allsup to start the process for SSD and had a couple of questions. If you are approved and have children living with you full time how much does SS usually give you for each child? If you are approved and get a retroactive payment (lump sum) do they deduct money that you are receiving or received from employer (long term disability) while you were waiting to be approved?