More papers to fil for me to appeal the judges decison
Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:45 AM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:17 AM
You know I was just thinking about you last night as I was working on my packet of papers. I actually purchased a book by a lawyer that specializes in disability cases that helps guide you through the process in hopes of getting approved more quickly. One of our other members here suggested it. Anyway, the reason I bring that up is one of the things he says, is GIVE THEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, so they don't have to do the leg work. So, I would give them everything they haven't already received. Call them, ask them if they still have "this and that", if not, supply it to them again. And give them everything that they haven't received yet, during this waiting time.
I'm proud of you for not giving up. I hope I can do the same.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:33 AM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:55 AM
What you haven't been through, Sam... trying to get this feat accomplished. As you pursevere, I'll keep my fingers/toes crossed for you!
Good luck with your filing, too, Sweet...
I'll be looking forward to reading that you were both successful!
Posted 22 February 2008 - 07:51 AM
I don't' know if I have any great advice, but I agree with doing the in person application if you can. They say that is most helpful, and reduces the amount of errors. Providing them with all of your medical records up front also speeds up the process, and ensures they get what they need. The other advice the guy talks about in the book I have is to check in with them every couple of weeks, not nagging, but asking if there is anything else you can provide for them.
As you, and I go through this process maybe we can bounce ideas off of each other. Let's keep in touch!
Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:48 AM
Barbara aka relicmom1
Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:46 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:42 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:24 AM
I did provide the attorney with everything I had (His commercial just came on the TV - now, this feels creepy), and I feel better letting someone else fight this one for me. My plate of "life happens" is so full that I can't possibly handle another hefty serving of stress right now - not to mention that writing by hand in that volume is out of the question for me right now.
I know this is probably not the solution any of you are looking for right now, but it was the best option for me. Besides, the sooner I get my benefits, the sooner he gets his large piece of my pie. That's a good motivation for swift action. Ha.
Best of luck to all of us who are waging this war for financial help. ~Fictionite
Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:54 PM
If I get denied - which I'm sure I will (sorry to think negatively, but I know of so many that are way sicker than I, that were denied) then I'll obtain and attorney too.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:24 PM
Just wanted you to know that most disability cases are approved when one goes before the ALJ (administrative law judge). This happens after your first denial and then after the administrative review and second denial. If you're not approved when you go in front of the ALJ, it's really an uphill battle from there. And yes, I am a lawyer.
Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:00 AM
Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:17 AM
Thanks for your expertise, and I posted a reply to your post regarding your tests.