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Author Topic: Applied for SSD  (Read 307 times)

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Offline thomasgrn

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Applied for SSD
« on: July 31, 2015, 03:41:00 PM »
Thanks for reading this post
Last week I was forced to apply for SSD due to wasting syndrome and kidney failure. Did not want to have to do this, but there simply is nothing I could do about it. On the application I did check that this will result in death. I am now hearing there is a very good chance that I will be denied benefits even after paying into the system for about 24 years. My numbers are good though.

any thoughts. THANX

Regards
TG

Offline thomasgrn

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Re: Applied for SSD
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 04:18:09 PM »
forgot to mention, my Dr filled out some form and he made it seem like I am on my death bed. He is really good and supports me one hundred percent.

Regards

Tom

Offline DodgerDawg

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Re: Applied for SSD
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 05:43:50 PM »
Unless you're diagnosed  "End Stage Renal Disease", and on Dialysis, with six months or less to live, you're most likely going to be denied. Have you entered into Hospice yet?

Be prepared for a 3 - 5 year battle.

Good luck,

DD
« Last Edit: July 31, 2015, 06:09:08 PM by DodgerDawg »
January 2014 CD4 = 5      VL = 1,800,000
June      2014 CD4 = 206  VL =            48
January 2015 CD4  = 211  VL =            71
June      2015 CD4 = 155  VL =             UD
July       2015 CD4 = 148  VL =             48

Offline thomasgrn

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Re: Applied for SSD
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 06:45:18 PM »
Thanks DD. I really don't expect to be approved.

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Applied for SSD
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 08:45:28 PM »
This link may be of use to you.  See the sections on kidney disease as well as the HIV portion of Section 14.00.  You may have a strong case for disability, especially since your doctor is cooperating with you:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

Offline thomasgrn

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Re: Applied for SSD
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 02:51:52 PM »
doderdaway, I do have to go on dialysis 4x a week, but am seriously considering not going and letting nature take its course. My only consolation is that upon my death my parents will received three hundred thousand dollars from my IRA and also I have a company insurance policay that pays one hundred and seventy five thousand, so there will not be any expense on their part for my burial.

The worst thing is I currently know of four people on SSID, two of them genuinely need it for cancer reasons, but the other two are just sheer lazy. I know this because the one guy is constantly posting pictures on facebook of him in his boat showing off the 120 lb shark he reeled in that day with his very healthy looking tan.

The other person is a woman I know who has never worked a day in her life, but is just partially blind in one eye and has not paid into social security one cent...I really don't know how she is getting anything.

I also know someone who is been trying for years because his arm hurts, or some BS excuse like that.

Good luck to you all.

Offline DodgerDawg

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Re: Applied for SSD
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2015, 02:32:59 PM »
Sorry you're dying.

"End Stage Renal Disease", is usually an automatic approval for SSDI or SSI.

By now you've been given a referral to Hospice (less that six months to live). It's a good program, you should use it.

Good luck,

DD
January 2014 CD4 = 5      VL = 1,800,000
June      2014 CD4 = 206  VL =            48
January 2015 CD4  = 211  VL =            71
June      2015 CD4 = 155  VL =             UD
July       2015 CD4 = 148  VL =             48

 


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