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I was denied for social security disability.


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#1 Sam

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:19 AM

I was denied for social security disability. I received the letter yesterday. So that means going back to the drawing board. But I am so tired and starting to think I don't deserve getting SSD. They told me I can still work as a cashier in a store. I don't think they read my medical file. Well all you have a great Day!! Take care, Sam
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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:01 AM

Hi Sam,

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

sorry to hear that Sam, it took me 3 years to get mine. Are you using an attorney? Also depends which State you live in. I got mine in Florida only 50% get SSI. An attorney is about mandatory these days, I had to go to court after being denied 3 times. Hang in there, I am new to the forum so I am not sure of your history with SSI, take care, Jetta

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:50 AM

Sam,
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.
Take care,
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:25 PM

Hi Sam

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! ;)
Sending good wishes your way!

#6 Sam

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 03:24 AM

I have been trying since 2003 to get SSD. I do have a attorney and I contacted my state reps and nothing... I am so tired of it all. What gets me is that they will give it to alcoholics and drug addicts. I am going to appeal and maybe look for another lawyer not sure yet. Sam
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 04:20 AM

Good for you Sam, stick to that old saying "where there's a will, there's a way!"...so if it means a new lawyer, so be it for you hopefully...good luck with your appeal too.
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:38 AM

I couldn't agree with you more Sam, I too feel your frustration over SSD.
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?

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 01:21 PM

Sam,

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?
I may have Scleroderma, but Scleroderma doesn't have me!

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:03 PM

John I can use my hands but they do hurt all the time. To look at me you wouldn't know I have anything wrong. I guess that doesn't help me any. I haven't heard anything from my lawyer yet hopeful soon and get it going again. Take care, sam
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:46 PM

Sam,

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,

Judy
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 03:14 PM

Hi,

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.

Love,
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:13 AM

Sam, don't give up!!!! It took me three years and an attorney to get mine. Make sure your attorney is very experienced in SSD cases. I was denied all my appeals until I went before a judge and employment specialist. I was lucky enough that the judge I went before had studied up on sclero/CREST and had read my file thoroughly and knew what questions to ask and what answers to expect. Once he asked all his questions, he asked the employment specialist what jobs were there in the state of Virginia that I could do with my limitations ( and education and experience) and the answer was NONE! Hang in there and don't give up!
Peace :)
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:26 AM

Sam,

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?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

What questions are they asking?
CarriePan :fairy: