I was denied for social security disability.
Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:19 AM
Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:01 AM
I'm so sorry. I can only imagine how discouraging that must seem. Was this just a first review, where they typically do the automatic denial? The initial denials don't really count; what matters is the administrative hearing. Have you had that yet, in this round? (Sorry, I've lost track.)
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 06:21 AM
Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:50 AM
I am so sorry. I thought you would get it this time. Haven't you been trying since 2003? That's ridiculous! I don't think that you should give up. Does your doctor agree that you need it? The doctor can really help with how he or she words things.
Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:25 PM
I too am sorry to hear that....but I agree, don't give in.....you certainly should have it....and eventually you will!! They'll hopefully then have to give you back pay too, maybe that'll teach them!
Posted 14 December 2008 - 03:24 AM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 04:20 AM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:38 AM
I just started my fight with them in August, and got my "automatic" denial
and have since hired an attorney. I thought about doing work as a check out clerk, but the Raynaud's and ulcers on my dominate hand hardly allow me to count my own money (what little I have). I plan on posting updates on my process with SSD. If we all can contribute our experiences we can learn how to fight them better. I do have one question though, are you
having problems with your hands?
Posted 14 December 2008 - 01:21 PM
I truly wish thing had gone in your favor this time around. If you can, don't give up. Maybe take a break and start again after the holidays. I would surely think about another attorney as maybe a fresh pair of eyes can help figure out why the keep denying you. How are you feeling these days?
Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:03 PM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:46 PM
Sorry you are having such a hard time with SSD but I hear many people go through alot getting there. By your posts it sounds like you really need it. Keep pushing for it.
With gentle thoughts,
Posted 17 December 2008 - 03:14 PM
Don't give up. I went through the same thing and it took me 4 years to get it and finally did and I had to get a lawyer to to the paper work. Hope you get it. You can reach me at anytime through a private message. Looking forward to chatting with you take care.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:13 AM
Barbara aka relicmom1
Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:26 AM
Sorry to hear but keep fighting and you need to ask your state reps to help. I thought once you have scleroderma you automatically qualify for social security disability (SSD), I guess I have wrong information. I thought it was listed as one of the ones that qualifies you right away. Can someone please shed some light on this for me?