One of my children age 38, has developed a medical condition. He passes out, sitting or standing, with the main risk being striking their head and potentially dying from the head injury. He has been in the ER three times in the last 18 months , once with bad scalp cuts due to hitting his head. All tests on the heart and brain conceivable including wearing monitors for weeks at a time have been performed and nothing conclusive has been found other than the sudden drop in BP causing the event. So he takes BP meds but it happened again a few weeks ago. His company has started the campaign to say he is not fit for work and let him go. While we work on a strategy to get them to find a different role under ADA rules as they themselves are declaring him disabled, I want to find out what SS disability requires as I hear many people are initially denied out of hand and are forced to have a hearing and hire legal help.
He wants to work and not get disability but my long experience in business tells me his chances of getting hired again are slim to none and HR has ways to filter people out. I've seen this practice in action personally on people with medical conditions and over 50 employees.
He has not lost his drivers license but it may come to that. His current work is less than 5 miles from his home and I have been driving him and picking him up There are no close by busses and uber is not a big thing around here. I'm retired but taking care of a grandchild full time 5 days a week.
How will SS look at this type of disability? If you look at him he looks healthy as a horse and his heart and brain are fine based on all the tests. The drop in BP is not uncommon the DR tells us but the cause and treatment is still a mystery.
Thanks for any advice.