You should be discussing this with your attorney. He knows you and your situation better than any of us here at avvo.
You should be applying for State Disability. While you may not have enough quarters for Social Security Disability, you may qualify for Social Security Supplemental Income depending on your situation.
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I agree with my colleagues, if you have a treating physician to certify that you are eligible, you should apply for EDD, that's what it for. Your treating doctor will be able to help you with the forms, good luck!