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Finally... Approved

Nov 05, 2015 8:56 PM

I finally got the news today that my application for disability was approved. It's been a hard fight and going on 3 years. I had to hire an attorney, but it was worth it. Now if I could continue getting answers to all the crap going on. Just glad to be past this part of it.

Nov 05, 2015 9:19 PM

I'm so happy for you!! Most people end up having to hire an attorney. Seems that they don't take things seriously unless there's an attorney on file.

Nov 05, 2015 9:57 PM

Congrats!

Nov 05, 2015 9:58 PM

So glad u were successful.

Nov 05, 2015 11:45 PM

Thats great!! I will be headed that same direction soon.

Nov 06, 2015 12:07 AM

I am so happy for you. It is so great when you know the fight is finially over and the government acknowledges what you know and even your family and friends can't deny. Because if you can't get pass the government, there is no one who will believe you.

Nov 06, 2015 6:39 AM

What a wonderful blessing at a much needed time! I'm so happy for you. Just deep breathe & take one step at a time. 🙏🌼

Nov 06, 2015 6:44 AM

WendyJeanne, I think it's simply because only lawyers know the rules on how to get them to take it seriously. My lawyer is only one in eight, in our state who can directly link to the SS website. He said not many lawyers get that ability. He told me Ss didn't request records on me but from 3 docs, two of which had nothing to do with my disability filling. He's getting all my records from 32 docs in 6-7 years, and he can auto link them to the SS. I've still got a long road to wait because of the backlog of 16-19 months for a hearing. But it will be worth it in the long run. 🙏🌼

Nov 06, 2015 8:21 AM

Congrats!!! I am so glad to hear that a really tough three year battle has finally been won!!! I hope that this takes some of the stress off your plate. {{{Hugs}}} and best wishes!! 🌻🙏🏻

Nov 08, 2015 5:45 AM

Wonderful news

Nov 08, 2015 6:25 PM

Thank you to everyone. It really has been a relief! I just hope & pray my husband finds a good job now. Then we can really settle down and not live so stressed. If you could please pray for that, I would greatly appreciate it. 😏 Thank you again!

Nov 08, 2015 6:53 PM

Prayers for a good job coming your way. Congratulations!

Nov 08, 2015 9:24 PM

Hi Everyone, I'm in Georgia and they have a back log of 16 to 18 months and I have a lawyer Wow

Nov 08, 2015 9:37 PM

I am happy for you and hope that is one step that helps the rest of us. I still have six to twelve more estimated months for my hearing.

Nov 08, 2015 10:44 PM

Congratulations! Its a great feeling. It almost feels unreal.

Nov 08, 2015 11:07 PM

Congratulations

Nov 09, 2015 12:28 AM

DCMominpainOuch Hello, I'm new to this site. What conditions do you have?

Nov 09, 2015 6:11 AM

Congrats. ..I am to that point. ...of my doctors don't believe in disability. ..Dr's keep changing medicine. ..times to take. ...new medicine. ..I go to work. .withdraws. ..last week was horrible. ..not first time for that. .it's not right. .my residents worry about me. ..i have worked put money in my social security. ..now at 57. ..it's am done. ..my insurance won't help on fibro medicine. ..just started savella. ...almost to the one 50 daily. ..its working. ...but. ...we will see if my insurance will cover ...my luck probably not. ..trying to be upbeat. ...but with past history on medication. .hard to be. ...sit here thinking. .maybe time for me to start taking care of me. ..getting testy with Dr's. ..no more them telling me. ...it's to tell them. ..pay high Dr's visits. ..my money is no longer letting me listen to them. ...Dr's bullying. ..I am to respectful. ...my hubby said he going in the Dr's with me. ..he sees the way my body hurts sees me cry .....more bad day's then good. ..he wants to help. ..I said yes. ..starting next month see family dr. ..check up on new medicine cymbaltia. ..then February rheumy. .check up on savella. ...I will see. ..if not then lawyer .....what does everyone think

Nov 09, 2015 9:57 AM

@Texasgirl42 - I've had a lot going on, but it started with two major back surgeries for scoliosis when I was young. I now have chronic pain from issues related (degenerative disc disease, facet joint arthritis, neuropathy and so much more). Then almost 3 years ago I started having blackouts for no apparent reason. Went to many doctors and found out I have dysautonomia along with chronic EBV infection, resulting in Myalgic Encephalalomyelitis. My whole world turned upside down.

They put in a pain pump to help with the pain, which has helped much! But I still have blackouts, extreme fatigue and other symptoms associated with dysautonomia. Although I'm better (less pain), it has been a very difficult road.

Nov 09, 2015 7:31 PM

Wow! You've been through the ringer! So sorry... I'll have to look that condition up. I'm here whenever you ant to chat. Hugs

Dec 09, 2015 4:37 AM

I won after 2 1/2 yrs and I got it based on my Fibro

Dec 09, 2015 5:44 AM

I am waiting on my hearing, but lawyer said that she can't even bring up the word Fibro or the judges will automatically dismiss and deny claim. Apparently in TN none of the judges have ever had this disease, because they say it's not real!

Dec 09, 2015 6:31 AM

seriously? it's a documented illness!!! I'd get a new lawyer or else find out if they can really do that. that's discrimination against the ADA since it is a recognized illness.
definitely check with a new lawyer....

Dec 09, 2015 3:48 PM

I'm so happy for you. It took me 3 yrs with a lawyer.

Dec 09, 2015 3:48 PM

Amen!!

Dec 09, 2015 7:42 PM

Great news!

Dec 09, 2015 11:03 PM

That's great! I've been fighting this for just a year now since I haven't been able to work for over 14 months, even though I've tried several jobs, they always let me go because of vomiting, fainting, and hospitalization. I hope this second time I get it or I'm going to have to hire a lawyer!

Dec 09, 2015 11:12 PM

I would hire a lawyer now!! You only pay if you win. It's so worth it.

Dec 10, 2015 9:43 AM

Fantastic news!!! I am so happy that you were finally approved. I hope this starts to be the trend and that the rest of my pain family who are waiting for so long get approved. Sending out positive vibes so that everyone else will get good news soon! 🌻🙏🏻

Dec 10, 2015 1:20 PM

What a relief this must be for you!!!! And just hang in there, it may take time but you will get some answers and treatment possibiligies

Dec 12, 2015 1:15 PM

Y'all make me feel so lucky. I was approved the 1st time. My lawyer did nothing. My wife filled the forms out.

Jan 13, 2016 1:57 PM

I been on disability since 1996

Jan 13, 2016 4:04 PM

Congrats!!! I'm also waiting on a disability hearing. I'm having trouble because I'm under age 50

Jan 30, 2016 2:10 PM

I'm waiting to on a date for my hearing. The estimated time is 14 months, I think. I have a lawyer but my question is, how did all of you survive monetarily while waiting? My husband works and makes barely more than what our state considers poverty so we don't qualify for any state help. Are we just expected to go bankrupt while waiting on this hearing? How does that help the system in the long-term of all of this? Stress, stress, I'm not supposed to stress.

Jan 30, 2016 3:54 PM

I was aproved by a judge years ago when it went to a so they refused me so now what do I do help

Feb 01, 2016 11:28 AM

I filed months ago, out of LA. UT moved to Mi, transferred everything to disabikity office in benton harbor....still nothing. Good thing is, they asked for more info, my lawyer said that was a good thing that they are further reviewing it. I absolutely miss my life and my job. I can't believe this has happened but I'm alive.

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