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mitch777:
Thanks for the post Mike.

An AIDS diagnosis seems to help and NY seems more understanding in many ways as far as SSDI is concerned.

btw, your numbers are looking good! :)

m.

mikejh:
Thanks mitch,

Yes ny is probably one of the best states when it comes to benefits,

I was lucky when I started Atripla, my system responded very well, but in other areas I was not that lucky, have very bad neuropathy in hands, arms, feet and legs tried all kind of medications saw 2 neurologists and 2010 I had to go on heavy pain killers and it just get worse and worse with no return.  I'm also lucky to have a private LTD insurance and they have started to give me problems the last 2 months. Every other day I feel like I should just give up the Meds and let life have his way so I don't have to fight with them.

mitch777:

--- Quote from: mikejh on September 25, 2013, 07:04:46 PM ---Thanks mitch,

Yes ny is probably one of the best states when it comes to benefits,

I was lucky when I started Atripla, my system responded very well, but in other areas I was not that lucky, have very bad neuropathy in hands, arms, feet and legs tried all kind of medications saw 2 neurologists and 2010 I had to go on heavy pain killers and it just get worse and worse with no return.  I'm also lucky to have a private LTD insurance and they have started to give me problems the last 2 months. Every other day I feel like I should just give up the Meds and let life have his way so I don't have to fight with them.

--- End quote ---
I hear your frustration but it's really not worth paying them the attention that you seem to be focusing on.
Your life is about you, not them. Period.
Also sorry about the pain you are dealing with. There are many people here that can relate. Reach out and ask questions. that is what these forums are about. :) (do a few searches on the topic on the forums to learn what others have said. ;).)
hope you get some relief from your pain.

m.

denb45:
Hey Mitch,

just a side note about SSDI

keep in mind that you have to be at least 60% or more disabled for SSDI

unless something has changed, but I don't think it has


good luck


HUGS


DEN

mitch777:
It's been ages since my last post here because of the waiting game but thought i would keep the same thread going so that others see the lengthy process.

Just a bit of background...
turned down twice since filing and was waiting for my hearing date.

Well, today I received a letter from the SSA requesting several tidbits (lol) of information so that they can determine whether or not they can make a determination in my favor without having a hearing.

They are requesting ALL of my medical records starting from one year prior to the date I claimed that I was disabled to the present. That would be (i think) since December of 2010. Wow!

Also completed recent medical treatment, medications and work background questionnaires.

If they cannot make a decision on the record they will schedule a hearing.

I called my ID doc's office since that is the bulk of my records and they said I had to make a request in writing with the the Medical Records Department and that it would take 2-4 weeks to receive them.

How much fun is this?

Anyway, I'm happy to see the progress.

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