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Author Topic: Disability Shocker  (Read 1377 times)

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Offline darryaz

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Disability Shocker
« on: November 09, 2012, 10:36:58 AM »
I applied for SSDI on August 30 and have been mentally preparing myself for a fight.  I lined up an attorney and everything.

Got a letter yesterday indicating I have been approved.

Strange, it was MUCH more difficult 2 years ago when I applied and eventually gave up.

Offline JR Gabbard

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Re: Disability Shocker
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 02:35:14 PM »
Congrats!!
Sometimes it works out that way.  Especially if you have your evidence together before you apply.
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth,
The minor fall, the major lift,
The baffled king composing Hallelujah!

L. Cohen

Offline darryaz

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Re: Disability Shocker
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 03:54:26 PM »
You're right.  I think having my doctor onboard with the decision (well, his idea really) made a huge difference.

Offline mitch777

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Re: Disability Shocker
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 05:19:20 PM »
hey darryaz,

glad it went easy for you this time!
still struggling with the appeal myself.
my docs are all on board and i do have a lawyer but it was a no so far for me in round #1. :(

hope to have a better result in round #2. :)
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline darryaz

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Re: Disability Shocker
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 08:05:28 PM »
Best of luck to you Mitch!!

Offline britchick

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Re: Disability Shocker
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 01:34:48 AM »
Fantastic news!!!!!!!!Im really glad that you did this.

Britchickx

Offline Pilot

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Re: Disability Shocker
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 05:21:31 PM »
Congrats on getting  your disability approved.  I am starting to think I may have to do the same thing and not looking forward to the fight. My neuropathy is getting worse and more aggressive.  It is impossible to stand still without bobbing all over the place and they are starting to look at me at work. They do not want to let me go since they would have to pay unemployment benefits so they are waiting until I give up and quit.
I am still nine years from full retirement age and it does not look to promising.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Disability Shocker
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 07:11:16 PM »
Hey, great news to read Darryaz.

 


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