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I got the letter yesterday morning. It says that my condition is not severe enough to be on disability. There is more but long story short I was Denied. :angry: I am so tired of this but I will continue to go on with it as I have been since 2003.

 

I have been looking for jobs but no one has even called me for an interview. I have gone to school for medical billing and coding and right now no one is hiring for that. I have gone to fast food places, dr. offices, retail stores and other places too. Nothing.. :angry: :angry: Right now everyone is having a hard time finding a job. So what do I do. I guess we will have to sell my home. There isnt anything that sounds promising.

 

Well I thought I would share this with you. Take care, Sam


Sam

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Sam,

 

Sorry to hear you were denied. Have you tried an attorney? I see ads on TV for lawyers that will fight for your case if you've been denied for disability. Not sure how the commission works but maybe it's worth a shot?

 

Also, I have hear that some medical/billing coder jobs where you can work from home, so maybe you can look into that.

 

Again, sorry about the denial. You must not let the stress aggravate your condition.

 

Karen

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I am so sorry you got turned down. I can only imagine what a disappointment it is. I would just say that with the disease of Scleroderma that you appeal it. I was told that it is one of the diseases that should be given "compassionate allowances" and should be approved. I really think that if you appeal that it will get over-turned and you will be approved. Keep on fighting and don't give up. Go and see an appeal lawyer that handles social security disability right away.

 

Warm hugs to you,

 

Peggy

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Sam,

 

I'm sorry to hear tht you are having so much difficulty getting approved. My mother in law had trouble getting approved for disability. She had seizures that no one could explain and the doctors weren't able to control them very well as a result. She eventually was "displaced" from her employer just a year or so before she would have qualified for retirement benefits.

 

Anyway, she obtained a lawyer and they were able to get her through the approval process. They are attorneys so they have their standard fees and I believe hers recieved 33% of her lump sum payment. While I think that's quite much, she was grateful to receive benefits. It may be worth looking into.


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

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Sam,

I am so sorry that you were denied. I too think you should appeal and look into a lawyer that specializes in that.

Nan

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Sam:

 

Sorry to hear of the veto again. Have you seen the revised 20 CFR Part 404 Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating

Immune System Disorders; Final rule? Maybe SSD needs to get with the program, because it virtually guarantees your approval. PM me for my email address and I'll forward the ruling to you.

 

Linda


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Me too Sam, I'm also sorry to hear you were denied. I'm on the appeal train and also think you should look into getting a lawyer to help you....hope that's something you can do?


Sending good wishes your way!

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Yes I have a attorney I have had one since 2004 or 2005. I really dont know what to do maybe give up.


Sam

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Sam:

 

Never give up..........please. Try again. Nan had sent me the revised ruling and I think it helped tremendously. It doesn't cost to keep trying. Keep on their back, keep the paperwork flowing. It's difficult and very draining, but you deserve the support. It may be that so much time has passed, that they're thinking of the retro they owe you. You will get the disability, if you keep trying.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Sam,

What does your attorney say? Maybe it is time for a new one? Sclero is one of the 6 listed diseases entitled to disability by social security. However, even so, SSDI is denying claims depending on what part of the US you live in. For example, if you are in New England, you can expect a flat denial until you reach the appeal process. A lot depends on how your doctors complete the paperwork for SSDI. I know it is very frustrating -- I still am going through the appeals process and it has been about 18 months -- but my application is in New England, so even the attorney is baffled as he was expecting the appeals to only take 6 months. Good Luck. Gidget

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Sam,

I would probably start looking for a new attorney. You have been fighting this for a long time with no positive outcome. Is your current attorney giving you any bit of advice that might help?

 

Hugs,

Lisa


Lisa Bulman

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my parents think I should get another one too. I have no clue what to do. I did contact my congress people to see if they could help and I havent heard anything. Maybe I will contact them again. Thanks for all your suggestions. Sam


Sam

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Oh Sam, no!!

 

 

 

Hon, I am so sorry. I can only imagine how frustrating and disappointing this is for you. I REALLY think you need to get a different attorney. One that will be aggressive with this and stop slacking off! Don't give up, that is what they are hoping you'll do, you fight, fight, fight!


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Sam ~ I too was turned down, actually three times. And then I got an attorney, but since you have one already, that surprises me. I know they will go back to when you first applied (when you do get approved) so maybe that has something to do with it. Maybe the attorney wants a larger lump sum so that his take is greater. Who knows. I would find a new attorney also. I do hope this present attorney has not charged you anything. Mine didn't take anything until I was approved. And I too think 33% is high ~ look around and ask questions.

And definitely get that ruling that Nan has , the more you know this less the chance that you are taken advantage of. We really need to advocate for ourselves, we need to educate ourselves and be assertive with these lawyers.

Hang in there Sam, it will come through. I willkeep you in my thoughts, and try to do everything before you sell your house. You really shouldn't have to do that. Hace you tried to write your Congressman and/or Representative for help? I found that (a phone call followed by a letter) can work wonders, can't hurt anything that's for sure.

My thoughts are with you,

Much love,

Nina

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Hi Sam - I agree with the others about looking for a new attorney. I have one suggestion. It's what helped me locate my attorney and had no trouble getting approved. I located a meeting in my area and they were very helpful in getting me the name of a fantastic attorney. Just a thought. Keep up the fight! -Ann

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