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Sep 20, 2015 3:51 PM

Hello, I have my SSD hearing on Tuesday in front of an ALJ is there any Advice anyone can give me, or tips. I have been fighting for 4 years. I need desperately to win my case.

Sep 21, 2015 2:51 PM

I know some of you have been there. Please post tips, advice if you can. Many of us hope for some help and guidance as well.for those of us that have been denied before we hope for this moment to finally arrive, but it can also feel very scarey. It can be a very isolated feeling. There is so much riding on this please share if you can.

Sep 21, 2015 9:14 PM

Anyone...please...I thought we all had each other's back. Is it that you guys that have been approved, were approved before this level?

Sep 21, 2015 9:33 PM

LMB It took me 5 years to get mine. I went before 3 Judges using a cane, @ the fourth judge I used a wheelchair, because I didn't know how far I would have to walk. Now I don't know if that helped or not but I got it. My lawyer told me when I turned 50 I would automatically get, I was 50 in Feb. and got it in Nov. This was my experience. My husband got his in 15 months with his Dr's help. Good luck.

Sep 21, 2015 9:56 PM

Melissa I wish I could help, but I was told I could not file because I was short an insured credit?? Some garbage like that even though I had all my other work credit's. Good luck! Keep us posted!

Sep 22, 2015 7:25 AM

I have also been told that at 49.5 years old the rules lighten up a tiny bit. Just makes no sense, but what government program makes sense. Their reasoning is that after 50 it is harder to re-train someone for a job. I truly think they (Social Security office) just hope we give up or die first.

Sep 22, 2015 8:42 AM

LMB - My lawyer said the only thing counting against me is my age. I'm not sure how they can determine someones disability by their age. Makes no sense to me. Isnt that discrimination?

Sep 23, 2015 10:29 AM

I have learned the the key thing is to go in a be totally honest. I had an amazing judge, he listened and understood my pain. Although I dont have the actual approval in my hand, my lawyer told me I won my case.

Sep 23, 2015 1:26 PM

The only advice I can give u is to look frazoled! Crying helps and I've heard that its bes. To answer with only a yes or no

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