At the urging of my neuro, I'm going to have to quit my job (after 20+ yrs, looks like the meds are affecting my liver values and the only way to try to decrease the amount of painkillers I take is to get away from the stress and noise of my job). From what I can tell, it can take a year to get approved for SSDI. That's a long time to go without any income (I' single so there's no spouse/significant other to rely on). I live in a state which requires employers provide 26 weeks of disability (I have no idea what's even involved in applying for this). I'm not sure if I'm supposed to go on that first, then once the 26 weeks are over, apply for SSDI? Or, do I start the SSDI paperwork immediately, even though I'd be getting disability payments from my employer? I tried to contact two disability law firms near me, but neither got back to me. I'm thinking it's because I'm still currently working. I'd appreciate any info - I'm lost. Thanks!