How likely is it they'll take away my social security if I try to be my own payee?

I wanna be my own payee but im afraid if I get a letter from a doctor saying im able to be my own payee they might think I can work too.

I don’t know man. I don’t think they’d jump to that. You could have the doctor explicitly state he doesn’t think you are capable of working/holding down a job but managing your own finances is within your capability.

It’s good to hear you got your claim approved.

I think it’s a minimum of 6 months of having a payee before you can apply to become your own. Might be a year.