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Sep 27, 2015 10:39 AM

For those of you still fighting, dont give up. Ive been waiting 5 years and finally got approved. The best tip I can give is be totally honest!

Sep 27, 2015 11:15 AM

It took me 3 years, a really good attorney who works on the basis that if you win they will not get paid. Got a compassionate judge in my hearing in 2010 and finally had victory in that area. I hope you all get your SSDI or SSI! Never give up!

Sep 27, 2015 12:32 PM

Yes I agree, never give up! I got an attorney and it made the process so much easier. I went at it alone for the first year and a half. Once i got the attorney, it was kline a fire had been lit beneath the SS people's bums.

I finally got it after battling it for 3 years. Don't take no for an answer. And remember it's YOUR money you pain into the system.

(none of us wants to be disabled but normies have no clue what it is to live within our skins).

Sep 27, 2015 4:00 PM

How do you know when to consider ssd do you actually have to not work before you qualify. I could not financially make it without working for it to be approved. I have recently improved tremendously but did consider what is do

Sep 28, 2015 8:28 PM

Hi Achy, I have been out of work since 07/13 and I been turned down 2 times 1 x by myself 1x with my lawyer now I'm waiting to go in front of the judge

Sep 29, 2015 12:42 PM

I've not had a job since 5/2014. Didn't apply for ssd until this summer. Have an atty and she's doing her best. Already been denied. First time they said too young I'm 49. New paperwork came in 2 weeks ago that has me a date for a Psych Eval. Everyone has told me it's a long process but "just keep swimming "

Sep 29, 2015 3:02 PM

Gammymac- Yes its an extremely long process. It took me 5 years total 2 denials, 2 hearings. Just keep hanging on.

Sep 30, 2015 8:45 AM

Gammymac, how can they say you are too young??? I am 50 now but was awarded my disability when I was 37!! Don't give up. Keep accurate medical records,'get letters from your doctors and keep your atty up to date on any and all changes.🌻🙏🏻

Sep 30, 2015 9:43 AM

For me it took having an anxiety attack in front of the judge because my lawyer didn't show up. I was in rough shape that day, thank goodness. :/

Sep 30, 2015 9:43 AM

I had an accident on July 31, 2014 and shattered my ankle (talus and calcaneal) compound fracture. It was limb salvage surgery. I got RSD and AVN diagnoses. In November 2014. Only in January I applied for SSDI. I was also denied. I got the contingency lawyer also. She has done the appeal which we were denied last week. I started 25% weight bearing in March and 100% weight bearing in May. My foot healed with a malunion or deformed. It was so painful to walk. The most I could walk was an hour in increments and then I had to elevate. FF 13 days ago I had a triple arthodeses. Dr said bones are knitting together nicely. No signs of AVN. Anyway I am long winded, my lawyer will file for the hearing (which is in 6-9 months). I am hoping to be able to walk like 4 hours a day with this surgery and staying at a 1 or 2 for pain. Maybe I could work p.t. in the future. But if the pain remains in 5-7 ranges like it was before this surgery. I hope to get SSDI. The only thing that helps is elevating and resting. Hard to focus and work when you are elevating let alone being a 46 year old single- again mom with three kids.

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