Did you mis-type? or are you really not appealing?
We're waiting for our first denial (or approval if we're lucky), but I think they look for any excuse to deny.
I think I'll continue to appeal at every opportunity (is there a limit?). After all, what else do I have to do?
We've put this off because we can afford to support him since he still lives at home, but I've recently found out how many opportunities for treatment Medicare would open up for him.
My friend's father was a college professor, had multiple doctorates, and was a published author.
His bipolar got so out of control that when he died fairly young a few years ago, he was living in a 1-room apartment they use to get homeless people off the streets - he was on disability. He just couldn't function anymore because the meds weren't working for him. I would guess he had a high IQ, although I'm doubtful about my friend's. (That's a joke - I give him a hard time as often as possible, even when he's not around to hear it.)
Equating IQ with mental illness is pretty dumb. I would think IQ should only come into play if you're trying to get disability for some kind of mental retardation or whatever the politically correct term is for that.
Speaking of that, I kind of envy parents who have children who fall into that category, especially if they're high functioning. Other people are so accepting of mental retardation, and many people with that condition seem very happy and find a way to make their life productive. Same with autism. I have to say that any kind of psychotic disorder is the absolute worst thing to have, even compared to diseases that will kill you.