I was able to get disability for a couple months when I first got so sick with this. It was easy to get approval from the State (CA). What was so hard was getting either one of my two doctors to agree to fill out and sign the forms. My primary doctor had told me I probably had TB or some other contagious disease, stop working, and confine myself to my house. Even to wear a mask when my family was here. Yet, he and my pulmonologist were so against signing the disability form for me. They felt I should use up all my vacation time and sick leave. They finally did do the forms, but way beyond the deadline for my job, which initially got me denied for that part. But getting it from the State went very smoothly. Maybe because I was giving an estimated return-to-work date on the form rather than asking for permanent disability.