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I noted all of the posts in the fatigue post and thought I would update on my quest to get on disability. Like all who posted in the fatigue, working is ialmost mpossible. I can't stay awake at all and with all of the other things going on medically, working just isn't there anymore. I haven't worked hardly at all for the last 2 months.


Anyway, I had a great Social Security gentleman who did my telephone interview, which is the first process after having gone to the Social Security website and filled out online all of the necessary documentation to get it rolling. He was great. He was so very sympathetic after finding out what I had. He said due to what I have...............Systemic Scleroderma; Sjogren's; Raynaud's; Mixed connective tissue disorder; cystitis of the bladder; serious reflux; and hypothyroid.............that I certainly had a basis for receiving disability.


But because of the Sclero he was going to expedite the file which would shorten the time from 6 months to 3 months if they agreed in St. Paul to rush the claim.


It's something for everyone out there who is finding it impossible to do their job. I know that I am not doing my client's any favors by staying out in the field and need to let it go as hard as it is.


Stay warm all.


Peggy from cold Minnesota

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Hi Peggy,

Good for you!! Please keep us posted on the outcome. Just be ready to fight! You may have to appeal it once or twice or maybe even go to court to get it but it is worth it!




Lisa Bulman

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I am relieved that the man had enough knowledge...about Sclero, etc... to get things moving faster for you, Peggy. I was fortunate in that way also.


Keep us posted about your disability.


Big Hugs,


Special Hugs,


Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I filed for disability in February and was immediately turned down

I filed a request for a reconsideration - and was finally approved last week.

I did it on my own - no attorney - It is an extremely frustrating process - and from what I understand an approval with in the first year of filing is very rare - However, scleroderma is on Social Securties list of disabilities - although all cases are different - I persisted and only spoke to supervisors when calling -Hang in there http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/p...ultListings.htm

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