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.
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.
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. 🙏🌼
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!
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
@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.
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!
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....
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!
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! 🌻🙏🏻
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.
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.