I'm Still Waiting For The Decision
Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:17 AM
Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:20 AM
It truly is amazing to me that you haven't heard anything! I would be on the phone to my attorney daily, but then again I'm a bit ornery
The waiting must be killing you!
I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you! Please keep us posted.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:16 AM
I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering how your case was going.
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:26 AM
I was very fortunate when I tried to get disability retirement. I was denied once and appealed it. I had a state medical examiner examine me and I was granted disability. I considered that pretty easy and I still felt so STRESSED! I applied in November, 2004 and was granted disability in April 2005. I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I sure do hope it will all work out for you. Different states must have different guidelines. Hang in there and I will be thinking of you.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:05 AM
Why is it that whenever a person is anxious for a result, the wait seems forever?!
I sure feel for you. I'm not familiar with going through a judge as you are... to obtain disability. In my case, my dr had been urging me to go on disability for 2 years before I did. When I asked her what I needed to do, she told me she would submit the papers to the state for me. Once she did that, I received a letter from the state, informing me that I would be contacted (by telephone) and I was given the date and time... for the phone interview. The interview lasted about 45 minutes and I was then told I would be hearing from them in 6 mos to a year and that a physical would be scheduled. In fact, there was no physical, due to my rheumatologist's report of my chronic illnesses, that would render me permanently disabled... unable to ever work again. Not only that... they dated my disability back a full year, paying me that amount, plus my first disability payment. The checks were sent exactly 6 weeks after my telephone interview.
As a matter of fact, I was told my case would be reviewed every 3-5 years... On my 8th year, I received a letter and form in the mail, informing me that I was up for review. So, I filled everything out that I could, sent the rest to my rheumatologist so she could fill out her information and that was that! Again, she let them know that my disabilities are permanent.
Sam, the folks that reviewed my case include medical doctors and I believe that they saw no compelling reason not to grant me disability.
I hope that you hear soon... as Sweet mentioned, maybe a call would be in order. I don't feel they're being considerate of your situation at all.
Take care. Hugs,
Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:44 AM
I am sorry you have not heard yet. I know how terrible it is that you are made to wait.
My award was very strange. I filed all the paperwork. I got a letter saying I needed to be examined by a doctor. Then before I had the appointment, I received a phone call from SSDI saying a decision had been reached and I did not need to keep the appointment.
When I asked what the decision was I was told the person could not tell me on the phone. I would get a letter in the mail in a few days. Maddening.......Yes, I was approved on the initial try. I was very ill and depression was one of my diagnosis at the time. I have heard it helps to get approved on the first try.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:56 AM
I was awarded SSDI 11/2004.
My initial case from when I submitted paperwork to when I was awarded took about 8 weeks. My husband helped me by filling out the form online. Hubby took all the papers needed to SS office. I had tons of documentation from 3 Rheums, 3 surgeons, Psychiatrist and Therapist.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 04:55 AM