I have not seen any post on next step. I have been on disabilty for several years. For Crohns. I have FM and other junk. Just wanted to let you all keep these things in mind: 1. You could go up for review(ask when your next review date is) Continue to keep records and such. Usually just one paper sent to you for you doc to sign(could be more). Just because they give a review date, does not mean you will have one(could be lucky). 2. Medicare does not start for 2 years from the day you start receiving disabilty. (not sure about the back pay date, may be from there). This is something you really want to find out. 3. Most people on Medicare are eligable for state Medicad programs as well. ( this really helps, too!!) 4. You are allowed to work up to a certain amount(amount changes each year) for up to 9 months(they do not have to be consective and be done over 5 years. You are also only allowed to work so many hours a week as well. a. ex... I was a real estate agent. could make $809 a month and could not put my SSDI in danger. $810 would. I could work 20 hours, would not hurt, 40 hours and even no pay will HURT YOU!!! They still count up hours EITHER WAY. b. ex... I chose to work 3 months out of the year.(that would take a long to to achieve 9 months). c. If you decide to work, PLEASE look into things and see what amounts affect you. You have to let them know you are working and report all these things to them or you could jeprodise your benefits. These are just a few things that I had to deal with over the years. I no longer work and see that I never will. SSDI can make things tight. Should you want to work a little while you still can, you are allowed.