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#1 truman

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:26 AM

Hi Friends......it's been a few days.

Just got back from the doctor. Seems some medication (with all I'm taking, a needle in the haystack) is causing an allergic reaction with big welts on my back and arms. I'm now on Prednisone and Zyrtec.

Just before leaving for the doctors, my office called to tell me my job has been terminated as of the end of this week because I am still not well enough to come back and temporary disability is running out at the end of the week as well.

Being a large company, I'm sure they'd crossed they're tees and dotted their I's as far as if this is legal.

I called Disability and their decision for permanent disability won't be made until the earliest of May.

Sure hope the decision sways in my favor. My general practitioner seems to think I should have a good shot at it and the foot doctor agrees as well. Please keep your fingers crossed.

My question is: Is there anything I should do in the interim? I know I can't collect Unemployment, as you have to be available for work, and obviously I'm not capable of that yet. Any thoughts? Ideas?

Linda
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#2 Sheryl

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:12 PM

Linda, your company sure didn't make your day. At least you were going to your doctor's for an appointment and you could discuss this with your doctor a bit further. Boy, your company sure knows how to kick a person when they are already down. I feel so bad that this can even happen to a person. That they can get away with this. I hope your disability comes through soon. Back pay is great but you need something to live on in the mean time. So sorry to hear of this happening to you. Sheryl
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 06:21 AM

I am so, so sorry to hear what happened. Talk about cruel hearted. There is the saying "by his grace goeth I"...........meaning some day one of them will be in the same position and will know how hard this was. Maybe, with good luck, you will hear long before May on your disability. I applied in December and heard the positive news within a month. I also had my worker ask for "an expedited" answer. Did you happen to do that? What that mens is they would then put it on the "fast track".

Good luck and warm hugs.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:37 AM

Peggy:

I asked in December and then again Monday to expedite and they told me know. They said they have their own schedule.

I'm told they turn you down the first time, but I'm also told that our disease is on a pretty serious level and they may not. Especially since I had an amputation because of it.

Linda
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:34 AM

Tru, I am sorry to hear about this. You are in my thoughts. Hang in there!
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:40 PM

According to Social Security's own position on scleroderma they have supposedly taken the position that they will put necessary sclero cases on an "expedited" fashion if requested due to the nature of the disease. Yes, I think most general social security disabity cases are denied but I don't think they do sclero being it is listed on their own website as one of the diseases that should be looked at as an automatic approval depending on the nature of the sclero for the particular applicant. I hope this helps as your case should be on an "expedited" nature according to "their own rules" that they have set up. Good luck

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:46 PM

Thanks so much Peggy..........was just sitting here crying which I rarely allow myself to do.

Your post was so needed...............

Linda
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:58 AM

Oh Tru,

I'm sorry, that stinks. I hope the permanent disability works out for you.
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