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Sam

More papers to fil for me to appeal the judges decison

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Well as it says at the title topic, I am filling out more papers, I do have to call the lawyer,and find out if I have to put everything on there from 2003 and what has been going on 2007 and 2008. This is so confusing sometimes. I did contact my states representatives and told them I am appealing and to see if they can help. LIke I said long time ago this is been going on since 2003. I am not giving up!!! I dont care how much it stresses me out My body can handle it... Well that is my attitude right now. Just wanted to share with you all. Take care, and keep warm. Sam


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Oh Wow Sam,

 

You know I was just thinking about you last night as I was working on my packet of papers. I actually purchased a book by a lawyer that specializes in disability cases that helps guide you through the process in hopes of getting approved more quickly. One of our other members here suggested it. Anyway, the reason I bring that up is one of the things he says, is GIVE THEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, so they don't have to do the leg work. So, I would give them everything they haven't already received. Call them, ask them if they still have "this and that", if not, supply it to them again. And give them everything that they haven't received yet, during this waiting time.

 

I'm proud of you for not giving up. I hope I can do the same.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Pamela, I'm prepearing to apply for SSA and SSI. I also bought a book called "How to apply for SSA & SSI. I'm afraid that it will take me a long time to get approve. I'm going to apply in person and summit all my medical records, Doctors statments. Can you please tell me if you have any advise?

 

Thank you

 

Alice

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I wish you both luck, Sam and Sweet...

 

What you haven't been through, Sam... trying to get this feat accomplished. As you pursevere, I'll keep my fingers/toes crossed for you!

 

Good luck with your filing, too, Sweet...

 

I'll be looking forward to reading that you were both successful!

 

Hugs, Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Alice,

 

I don't' know if I have any great advice, but I agree with doing the in person application if you can. They say that is most helpful, and reduces the amount of errors. Providing them with all of your medical records up front also speeds up the process, and ensures they get what they need. The other advice the guy talks about in the book I have is to check in with them every couple of weeks, not nagging, but asking if there is anything else you can provide for them.

 

As you, and I go through this process maybe we can bounce ideas off of each other. Let's keep in touch!


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hey guys, being that it is a federal government agency you'll be dealing with, I suggest making and keeping copies of EVERYTHING you give to them, including any papers you fill out :blink: . Keep the faith and be PERSISTANT !!!


Peace :)

Barbara aka relicmom1

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Hi Pamela, Good luck to you and I hope you will get approve soon. Can you please give me the name of the book you purchased.

 

 

Thank you

 

With love

 

Alice

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Thanks Pam, I do have copies of everything plus my ;awery has copies too. I just hate filling out more paper work but hey it will hlp me then its all good. I was looking over my medical records last night I read somewhere that I have a cyst on my right side of my liver hmm that is strange I didn't read that before and I wasn't even told about it.


Sam

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Hi. OK, I took the easy way out by hiring an attorney (on contingency) who specializes in this area to handle this for me. I thought I could manage by myself, so I applied online last month and didn't think the process was so tough, until... I received a letter from SS saying, "Your application has been denied because you did not file an application." Is this as clear to all of you as it was to me?! Growl.

 

I did provide the attorney with everything I had (His commercial just came on the TV - now, this feels creepy), and I feel better letting someone else fight this one for me. My plate of "life happens" is so full that I can't possibly handle another hefty serving of stress right now - not to mention that writing by hand in that volume is out of the question for me right now.

 

I know this is probably not the solution any of you are looking for right now, but it was the best option for me. Besides, the sooner I get my benefits, the sooner he gets his large piece of my pie. That's a good motivation for swift action. Ha.

 

Best of luck to all of us who are waging this war for financial help. ~Fictionite

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Hi everyone,

 

Just wanted you to know that most disability cases are approved when one goes before the ALJ (administrative law judge). This happens after your first denial and then after the administrative review and second denial. If you're not approved when you go in front of the ALJ, it's really an uphill battle from there. And yes, I am a lawyer. :)

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I hope to give a positive spin on this for everyone trying to get disability. I applied in December and was approved 1 month later. I filled out the paperwork online and had a telephone conferfence with a Social Security representative who then forwarded my paperwork to the regional office. I was so surprised when it was approved within a month. So maybe Social Security is changing on how they are looking at scleroderma as a disease afflicting us all and approving them faster. I hope this gives some of you "hope". Good luck.

 

Warm hugs.

 

Peggy

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Hey, FL. My attorney did tell me that going before the ALJ is when he usually "wins" them. Your email made me feel even better about the situation. I got lucky in that my attorney has won cases for sclero patients in the past. I can't tell you what a relief (and shock, really) it was when I didn't have to spell or explain the disease to him! He even spelled Raynaud's correctly on his own! Ha.

 

Thanks for your expertise, and I posted a reply to your post regarding your tests.

 

~Fictionite

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