So after 4 years of promises and B'S I hear from my lawyer that he wants to close my case and make me reapply and start all over with the process. In a word pissed... I've been so strainednand I broke downn when I got the descion of unfavorable. I madr no short work of telling the assistant that I feel they have been extremely careless in my case. My desciom was littered with in accurate information which lead to a bad descion. I need words to lead me here I'm of course praying on this but guys I need first hand advice. I personally have no intention to give him any more time to waste on this case. Need help.
While I haven't gone through it myself, I saw my mom go through the process and it took something like 3 rounds of appeals to get her even to be seen by a judge. They finally brought in two medical experts - and granted her disability based on a preexisting diagnosis!
It sounds like it might be time to find a different lawyer, one who can navigate the system better and clean up the inaccuracies of the existing case. That said though, I don't think "starting over" is necessarily an accurate statement.
Have you tried finding someone to give a second opinion on the case and potentially take it on?
I know exactly how you feel, I it denied after 4 years of trying and had to start the process all over again this past July. My lawyer was no good but it's my fault because it was a Citizen's Disability that represented me. So I talked to one lawyer in another state but at the hearing a different lawyer shows up that I never met before. He only had anxiety and depression as my disability. When I have Sjögren's syndrome, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, 3 herniated discs in my back just to name a few of my physical problems. I'm so sorry you are having to go thru the same thing and I will keep you in my prayers.
I would be concerned starting all over because you will loose all of your work quarters. It is Mt understanding that if you do not have enough work quarters you will NOT get SSD (disability) you will only be "possibly" eligable for SSI which is much less money not that SSD is much but even it I was a few hundred it mattrrs alot! Is is possibly to change lawyers and not loose your work quarters? PM me if you want to talk. I have been through this twisted game I have a few ideas for you.
I am so so sorry! I just got my second appeal yesterday and I can’t imagine what you’re going through. That is my biggest fear is that I’ll keep pushing and I won’t get anywhere. I would contact some other area lawyers and get their opinion on this situation. I am praying for you.
Thank you guys for the input. This is a very hard time of life. On top of it all dealing with pain and all it comes with. I've been in contact with several possible new lawyers. I'm now having to deal with being blackballed. I called one group which is on the same blocknas mobile lawyer and they rejected me at the door all they had was my name so I can only assume that the old lawyer had somerhing to do with it. Maybe not but either way I'm looking.