I haven’t work since 2004 and applied for SS disability in August 2005. I was denied twice and waiting on a court date. Which is the typical process these days.
Here’s a website that will definitely be informative for you and will give you all the information you need to apply for SSDI.
You can also apply online and be sure to include your pancreatitis and chronic pain as your main reason for applying. Read the above site and ask questions there. Here’s the link to apply for SSDI online. Be sure to include your work history, there’s a place for that, too. After you apply, your local SSA field office with most likely call you to come in for an interview. It’s not a big deal, but you need to tell them about any and all mental or physical problems you have.
Good luck & welcome to ask me anything you like if you need to. I’ll be out of town for a couple of days, but I will get back to you as soon as possible. Hugs, Tonya