I was turned down again
Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:33 AM
I have been looking for jobs but no one has even called me for an interview. I have gone to school for medical billing and coding and right now no one is hiring for that. I have gone to fast food places, dr. offices, retail stores and other places too. Nothing.. Right now everyone is having a hard time finding a job. So what do I do. I guess we will have to sell my home. There isnt anything that sounds promising.
Well I thought I would share this with you. Take care, Sam
Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:00 AM
Sorry to hear you were denied. Have you tried an attorney? I see ads on TV for lawyers that will fight for your case if you've been denied for disability. Not sure how the commission works but maybe it's worth a shot?
Also, I have hear that some medical/billing coder jobs where you can work from home, so maybe you can look into that.
Again, sorry about the denial. You must not let the stress aggravate your condition.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:17 AM
Warm hugs to you,
Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:16 AM
I'm sorry to hear tht you are having so much difficulty getting approved. My mother in law had trouble getting approved for disability. She had seizures that no one could explain and the doctors weren't able to control them very well as a result. She eventually was "displaced" from her employer just a year or so before she would have qualified for retirement benefits.
Anyway, she obtained a lawyer and they were able to get her through the approval process. They are attorneys so they have their standard fees and I believe hers recieved 33% of her lump sum payment. While I think that's quite much, she was grateful to receive benefits. It may be worth looking into.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:16 AM
I am so sorry that you were denied. I too think you should appeal and look into a lawyer that specializes in that.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:37 AM
Sorry to hear of the veto again. Have you seen the revised 20 CFR Part 404 Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating
Immune System Disorders; Final rule? Maybe SSD needs to get with the program, because it virtually guarantees your approval. PM me for my email address and I'll forward the ruling to you.
It is what it is...........
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:52 AM
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:45 PM
Never give up..........please. Try again. Nan had sent me the revised ruling and I think it helped tremendously. It doesn't cost to keep trying. Keep on their back, keep the paperwork flowing. It's difficult and very draining, but you deserve the support. It may be that so much time has passed, that they're thinking of the retro they owe you. You will get the disability, if you keep trying.
It is what it is...........
Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:20 AM
What does your attorney say? Maybe it is time for a new one? Sclero is one of the 6 listed diseases entitled to disability by social security. However, even so, SSDI is denying claims depending on what part of the US you live in. For example, if you are in New England, you can expect a flat denial until you reach the appeal process. A lot depends on how your doctors complete the paperwork for SSDI. I know it is very frustrating -- I still am going through the appeals process and it has been about 18 months -- but my application is in New England, so even the attorney is baffled as he was expecting the appeals to only take 6 months. Good Luck. Gidget
Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:48 AM
I would probably start looking for a new attorney. You have been fighting this for a long time with no positive outcome. Is your current attorney giving you any bit of advice that might help?
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:53 AM
Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:16 AM
Hon, I am so sorry. I can only imagine how frustrating and disappointing this is for you. I REALLY think you need to get a different attorney. One that will be aggressive with this and stop slacking off! Don't give up, that is what they are hoping you'll do, you fight, fight, fight!
Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:49 AM
And definitely get that ruling that Nan has , the more you know this less the chance that you are taken advantage of. We really need to advocate for ourselves, we need to educate ourselves and be assertive with these lawyers.
Hang in there Sam, it will come through. I willkeep you in my thoughts, and try to do everything before you sell your house. You really shouldn't have to do that. Hace you tried to write your Congressman and/or Representative for help? I found that (a phone call followed by a letter) can work wonders, can't hurt anything that's for sure.
My thoughts are with you,
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:55 AM
You're denial letter will say what the denial was based on. I think the SSDI letter t will say the denial is based on doctor's reports from "Dr. so and so". If your rheumatologist is not the doctor 'causing the denial, then it may be your general practitioner or another doctor. In any event, Sclero is one of the 6 listed diseases for SSDI. As such, your attorney should give you guidance as to what is the problem with your file or it it is just a case of working through the paperwork of denials to get to an administrative hearing. Good Luck. Gidget
Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:38 PM
I looked up disability not too long ago to see if I'd qualify. There was a list of diseases which automatically qualified one for disability payments and scleroderma was one of them. If you have the diagnosis, you should be able to get the help.
I didn't apply because I decided that, with all the trouble so many of you have to go through, it wouldn't be worth it to me because I was about to turn 65 and be eligible for Medicare anyway.
Something is wrong somewhere! Either your doctors or your lawyer is dropping the ball!
Mary in Texas