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Author Topic: A disability nightmare: Pt 2  (Read 2855 times)

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Offline koderkev

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A disability nightmare: Pt 2
« on: April 02, 2009, 03:25:53 PM »
I would like to thank everyone here that sent good thought my way.  Monday I got the letter from Social Security - I won!
It's a shame my hubby didn't live to see it, he died 8 months ago, depressed that after all that waiting we lost our first appeal.
Or perhaps he pulled some strings with God from the "other side." :)

kk
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Offline Dwayn20

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Re: A disability nightmare: Pt 2
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 04:09:40 PM »
 :D  :Dam glad you did not give up.That's the mistake most people make.This has made you day brighter an mine.Spend it wisely it goes so fast. :D :D
Scooter





Quote from: koderkev link=topic=26502.msg 329224#msg 329224 date=1238700353
I would like to thank everyone here that sent good thought my way.  Monday I got the letter from Social Security - I won!
It's a shame my hubby didn't live to see it, he died 8 months ago, depressed that after all that waiting we lost our first appeal.
Or perhaps he pulled some strings with God from the "other side." :)

kk
:D

Offline lipoenvy

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Re: A disability nightmare: Pt 2
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 12:33:01 AM »
Congratulations on the successful outcome of your appeal!

We'll have to ask James Van Praagh if your hubby has been pulling strings.

lipoenvy

Offline koderkev

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Re: A disability nightmare: Pt 2
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 02:31:11 AM »
Actually, my hubby has made it known he is still around.  He's turned off the fan 2 times, the TV once, and caused a printer test page to print out our initials in a line across the page.  He and I both had "Addam's Family"-type families that had these sorts of things happen, so it just further proves that there is life after death.
I distrust morning people largely because I suspect them of getting together one morning and setting up the rules of civilization while the rest of us slept.

Offline thinkertwo

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Re: A disability nightmare: Pt 2
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 06:26:11 PM »
was wondering....I'm on short term disability.  I have Long term disability insurance through my company.  I was assuming that this would be smooth.  I was informed that the insurance company may require me to apply for disability insurance through the gov.  I wasn't anticipating a fight...will I have one...HIV, Motor Neuron Disease...very hard to move around...work?

Offline koderkev

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Re: A disability nightmare: Pt 2
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 01:15:04 AM »
Not sure about that specific problem, thinkertwo.  My advice (generally speaking) is to anticipate a fight, have your doctor(s) document everything, and file with the government as soon as is possible.  Keep in mind, though, that you cannot be working for the duration from when you apply until you are approved (or finish your appeals).

In my specific instance, I had multiple issues (diabetes, anal warts that were cancerous, and other things) besides the HIV/AIDS diagnosis.  And they still fought me.
I distrust morning people largely because I suspect them of getting together one morning and setting up the rules of civilization while the rest of us slept.

Offline lforsyth

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Re: A disability nightmare: Pt 2
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 10:34:47 AM »
It took my late partner two years to get his Social Security. Unfortunatly 6 months after he started receiving it he died suddenly of heart failure.  Their routine is always to turn down the inital request.
Tested POZ in 1986, knew there was something wrong in 1985. 04/2010 CD4: 975 Viral Load undetectable. Prezista, Norvir, Truvada, Acyclovir, Plavix, Lisinopril, Metoprolol and a bedtime snack of Lipitor (YUM)

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Re: A disability nightmare: Pt 2
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2009, 12:44:56 PM »
All sound advice mines don,t are try not to let it frustrated and don,t give up don,t give in and three contact your local are national AIDS organasation so you can talk with a AIDS Law Lawyer but they will try to fight it,s never easy.But remember there are a lot of people behind you.
Scooter



was wondering....I'm on short term disability.  I have Long term disability insurance through my company.  I was assuming that this would be smooth.  I was informed that the insurance company may require me to apply for disability insurance through the gov.  I wasn't anticipating a fight...will I have one...HIV, Motor Neuron Disease...very hard to move around...work?

 


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