Does anyone know how SSD works. My husband got approved today for his SSD. We are suppose to go tomorrow and see the case worker and get all the info, but I have been told a lot of different stories. Basicly I was wondering how do they determine his back pay. Also does he get medicare along with that or is it medicaid. I don't know if any of you follow my posts, he originally left work the end of April this year and I put him in the state mental hospital for depression. He got out in June and took 5000 mg of his meds and was in ICU for two weeks in August. Since then he has been under close watch at a group called the PACT team. Its for seriously mentally ill people. Anyway, he was finally diagnosed with type 2 bipolar just about a month ago, so I hope they can find the right meds to help him. He has tried to take his own life more than once, the first time being when he was 15, so needless to say he has had a very long, very hard time with depression. Anyone know about SSD, please let me know. God bless, Julie I am still amazed that both of us got our disability on the very first try. Hows that for a prayer answered. I am still praying for all of you that are waiting.