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May 20, 2016 10:28 AM

I have been denied twice for disability. I have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, anxiety, and depression. I was wondering if anyone else has had this trouble. I am now filing for the appeal. The first time I applied the lawyer I had did not get my appeal in so I had to reapply. 3 years ago I could spend hours walking around the mall with my girls. Now the anxiety is so bad I don't like to drive or leave the house. I was diagnosed 2 years ago and I have lost so much of my life as far as my ability to do day-to-day living. What used to take 30 minutes to get ready to go somewhere now takes me 3 to 4 hours. My fiance works 40 hours a week and gets paid about 500 every two weeks. Tell me how other than by the grace of God we make our bills. We are blessed to have no house payment I took care of that through all the years of work. Yet we are still making ends meet and cannot even make it paycheck to paycheck we have to borrow money to get gas. So blessed to have a good family. But I feel I should not have to depend on them that hurts because I've always been a strong person and now I feel so small. Love and prayers to all out there who lives with debilitating pain.

May 20, 2016 12:31 PM

Amazinggrace, I'm sorry you are still waiting. I'm in the same boat, waiting and having already been denied. I have the same dx you have and many others. I'm 54 and I've heard it's easier when you're over 55. I hope I don't have to wait that long. I'm waiting for a hearing date. And I'm trusting God to get me through whatever comes along. Hugs & prayers you'll get positive results& approval soon! 🙂💕🙏🌼

May 20, 2016 12:39 PM

FlappysLady81 thank you so much I will be 42 on the 28th of the month. My mom has had many surgeries on her brain and she has what they call a stone stomach they have to go in and remove scar tissue about every 6 to 7 months. It took her 2 years even with all the surgeries and many doctors telling them that she was unable to work and they told her she could work at McDonald's my sister finally called the governor of Alabama and that's how she got her first. I wrote a letter to our senator and I am hoping that he will be able to do something to rush the process along. My sister is also going to try to get ahold of the governor for me so that maybe it will not take as long as it did for my mother. She called the governor and within two months my mother had her disability. So we are praying and having faith in God and I know that he is faithful to supply all our needs. Have a very blessed and safe day

May 20, 2016 1:55 PM

Can your sister call Georgia's Governor for me? Lol 😉

May 20, 2016 8:07 PM

In Canada, you need to hit certain criteria. It needs to be permanent. Here they need to tell you why you got denied. If it is unclear we have the right to ask. Being denied is very usual of the people I have talked to. Also being denied multiple times, like I was, it is very common. It's a type of insurance so of course they try to limit people to be accepted. There is limit to the amount you can get, plus need to pay income tax on it, no treatments or medications are covered. I am very fortunate to have a partner who has a job. There is no way that I would be able to afford rent, treatments, medication, food, bus, phone, kid(s) if on my own. Forget about dental, eye, hearing care. Sometimes welfare might be a better option or other insurance.
AmazingGrace I hope that you are able to find your way. Continue to be strong and persistent. Keeping track of your health files and journaling what you do or your limitations might be helpful. Your age might be a factor against you and what you did before. Depending on diagnosis and age they might think you could take another job or be reeducated

May 20, 2016 8:13 PM

Here they want to know what treatments or medications you have tried, is there any that can be tried? These are just some things that I hope can help you think about, or something you can add or lead you to other options. I feel for you, it is very frustrating and fatiguing to figure out especially when you are not well in the first place. Keep asking questions. Sincerely, Beets

May 20, 2016 8:20 PM

I just received a letter from our senator today and he wants to get all my records and said he would get things to moving. I emailed him Tuesday this week and he got right back to me. Praise the Lord for men like him who is willing to help. GOD IS GOOD!

May 20, 2016 9:46 PM

That is good to hear.

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