I am a parent of 3 children and I have been on comp. for 18 months now. I have had 2 major surgeries 1 of witch is a fusion on L5-S1. My doctor is sending me for A MMI test and another test to see if I will be able to return to work or what. I am still having a lot of pain and troubles doing every day things so I'm having a harde time figuring out why I'm being given these tests now but I cant do nothing about it. My biggest problem is I am being told that in the state of Alabama when you recive your MMI rating your COMP. checks are stoped and you will not have income until settlement of your case. Again I have 3 children and with out my check comming I'm going to loose every thing we have within the next 30-60 days. I there is anyone out there that can tell me if what I am being told is true please write back and if this is true does anyone have a suggestion on how to pay my bills and keep my familey off the streets. I need some helpful advice PLEASE.