A big DENIED from SDI

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CaMama
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   Posted 10/13/2005 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I got my letter and not to my surprise, I was denied SDI. sad I already called and am being sent repeal forms.
 
Who ever typed in my info totally screwed up my "reason for not working" as well as the account of what I do at work (how much I do/not do of certain things.) So, of course, they felt I could continue working....of course "continue working" they stated COULD mean a DIFFERNT job, it could mean I may be only able to work PART TIME, but apparently since (according to them) I SHOULD be able to hold SOME kind of job SOME WHERE and SOMEHOW.....I am in eligible.  Oh, and Erin, I got the "we feel you are being sufficiently treated at this time based on age, etc..." also. mad
 
Aside from the actual joint problems, with all the other autoimmune issues I've been ill probably 90% of the time these last few years...but because that is not "tangible" as the SDI doc put it, it is not grounds for SDI. Nobody will hire me, those who do, fire me because of my sick rate - I get so seriously ill so fast that I end up being put on bed rest for weeks, if not months, at a time and thusly get laid off.  And yet, though I KNOW this and have LIVED through it (obviously) I feel like a charleton, ya know? I feel like I'm trying to beg and convince them of something like the flim-flammer you see on the street corner. 
 
To make that feeling worse, I'm also very paranoid today (PMS)...but this post is too long to tell you about it in detail. tongue


 


Flopsie
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   Posted 10/13/2005 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Camama,

I am so very sorry to hear you got the denial letter. sad It makes you wonder who makes these decisions, It is not like you are asking for charity, you have worked when you could.  I would like for one of those that makes the decision, to follow us around for just one day and see what we go through. I would like for one of them to spend a night with us, and see how we do not sleep because of the pain. I would like for one of them to do a survey on how many people are on public assistance that are fully able to work every day and just do not want to. And I would like for just one of them to be able to feel the emotional pain of wanting so badly to be able to get up every morning and go to work, then see how much denial they do then! I hope you get yourself a very good lawyer to handle your appeal, and remember they have to pay you back pay from the day you applied, when you get approved.

((((((Camama)))))) triple that, I wish I was there to do it in person,

will keep you in my prayers ,

flopsie



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straydog
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   Posted 10/14/2005 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ca, I am so sorry over this SS denial. What you need to do is get an atty involved now. I totally agree w/everything Flopsie says. Hugs & prayers coming your way. Susie


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   Posted 10/14/2005 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your denial letter........Agree with Flopsie and straydog about everything said and I am sending thoughts and prayers your way............God Bless .....Lyn
 
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Ducky
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   Posted 10/14/2005 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
When it rains it pours... talk to a lawyer Mama, stand your ground! Let us know what happens, and as always, if I can do anything let me know.. - Duck
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erin.K
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   Posted 10/14/2005 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   

sad  this really does make me absolutely sick.

it's a hard blow...gets ya right in the gut, i know it Camama.

Flopsie, you said it all.  hit the nail right on the head.  there is something terribly wrong in the system.

Camama, you are doing the right thing by appealing immediately.

if you can manage to get a lawyer, do it.  but definitely do not give up.

NEVER GIVE UP!

luv and hugs

will say a prayer for you tonite...i'm remembering the heartbreak i felt years ago when i was denied.  in fact, the faith i have in the government, i wouldn't be surprised if they denied me the second time around too.

i can gaurantee all of us here are just as disgusted about this happening to you as you are!  we're all thinking of you.

sending you a hug {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ :-) }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}


Boo
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   Posted 10/15/2005 2:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Still getting caught up on posts. I've got Ambien running through my veins so bear with me. Social Security Disability is a mess to get. Their thinking is, if you can fill out all that paperwork they hand you, you're not disabled or impaired. And the physician they sent me to was about 100 years old and needed disability worse than I did. Of course he said I had no impairmant. I had to help him with the exam! I was afraid he'd fall over in the floor before he finished with me. I hired a disability lawyer after I was denied. At the hearing, the judge went through all the motions and as soon as he caught a glimpse of my fingers that have grown in many unnatural directions, the hearing was over.
I only "appear" at the business we own to babysit my grown-up employees. I can't hold a pen in my hand, let alone work. I used to be a lab assistant until I started hurting people on a regular basis. It was time to give the masses a break. I sure miss my job. I loved it. Hang in there and don't give up. That's what they're planning on. Some give me a hard time about being on SSD and you don't want to hear what my response to them is. I can't use Cowgirl Language here. Hang in there. You deserve to get whatever benefits they offer. You've PAID for it.

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CaMama
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   Posted 10/15/2005 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks everyone! You are all so sweet and kind with great words of advice!

I will get that appeal in and keep at it until one of us gives up. I am hoping that with new labs coming in (hopefully showing the tests they want) and getting someone to type in my info properly, I have a better chance of success....I know, it is still a pipe dream of it being easier.

Luckily, CA has a state disability program and I have a few more months (I hope!) left on it to cover our rears for now.....after that, I'm not sure what's going to happen. I made a lot more money at my job than my husband does and the thought of my not having an income again is really stressing him out as he's stuck in one type of career that is go-nowhere with no skills to move elsewhere. If I could go back to work, I would (though yes I'd love to stay a stay at home mom for now with the knowledge I'd go back to work in a few years) - as it is, I can't keep up with the teeny tiny bit of stuff I do now! I don't know how my neighbors do it, they are constantly on the go 7 days a week w/various activities for their kids. Aside from affordability, how can they do that? It boggles the ill mind!  confused I take my kids to school, then a gym class once a week and if I'm doing okay, they get a playdate in that week as well - by Saturday morning I'm beat and the weekends are for me to rest up. And that doesn't include any menial attempt to keep up the house in semi-decent shape! I don't even remember what it is like to be able to be 'on the go' - if I ever WAS able to be!

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erin.K
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   Posted 10/15/2005 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
awe, you hang in there! i envy the people i see getting up, leaving for work, coming home, going out... must be real nice. i would PAY to have that. but one day we will!! we have to believe that. that's one of the very few things that keeps me going, having faith in that one day...i too, will be able to do more than i can now.
it's hard
it's scary
it's stressful
right there next to ya mama!
erin

CaMama
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   Posted 10/16/2005 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Awwww, shucks! You and me Erin...were like this <imagine crossed fingers> us virtual party girls, we stick together like glue....3 minutes of fun and we're conked out or locked a joint (knee, hip, shoulder - whatever ails you tonight) helping each other limp off that dance floor and checking our bags for lidoderm patches!  HA HA.

tongue

nite**


 


Boo
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   Posted 10/16/2005 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
cool  That's so cute...limping off the dance floor with your patches.  lol  Gotta have a sense of humor about this disease, huh?  Otherwise we'd be crying all the time.  Now me, I'd love to go out and saddle up my Sugar Plum and ride the hair off her.  By the time the boots go on and I walk to the front door I'm in so much pain, the moment is gone.  She's just about wild now, haven't ridden in so long.  That used to be a fun challenge making a horse remember her manners.  Oh for the days of getting bucked off and climbing back on....what a rush.  Boo

CaMama
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   Posted 10/16/2005 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL! Now THAT'S my idea of FUN! Getting thrown off a horse!!! (Can you tell my humor is laced with sarcasim? I know not a good trait, but it's who I am.) Seriously, I completely understand. There is so much I miss even being able to try let alone do again. Though, I've had arthritis since I was a kid, there is so much I've never been able to do with out killing my knees, but I miss what I could enjoy before my feet and health went kaput.
 
May none of us ever HAVE to spend Sat. nights online at HW again because we're in too much pain to do anything else! Now, if you WANT to (or have nothing better to do - which would be me, assuming good health would mean I don't have this huge 7-year "to-do" list) that's another story!
 
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   Posted 10/16/2005 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
well, guess I will see all here next sat. night, same place, same station...LOL
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Boo
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   Posted 10/16/2005 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha. That's the truth. Funny, I enjoy having nowhere to go on Saturday night. Sitting at my computer with a cup of coffee or Diet Dr. Pepper and chatting with my friends is more fun than a barrell of monkeys. Woooohoooo! Who'd have thought that would be enjoyable when we were younger and bullet-proof. Flopsie, I too will be here Saturday night if I can get out of going to Waco (a 5 hour drive for us which I'm not looking forward to). It's almost murder to ride in a car that long.
Attempted to do a little sewing/mending. Had to quit. Stabbed myself one time too many times with the sizzors, cutting threads. At least I'm not having to make bridesmaids dresses for this wedding. That was a chore that I'm not up to this time. I think my Mobic's making me drunk. I'd better enjoy it. No. Just kidding. Think I'd better get ready for bed though. Have a good night everyone. Boo

Boo
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   Posted 10/16/2005 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to tell you, CaMama. You won't have to pay anything to a Disability lawyer. They will do all the paperwork for you, contact your docs and appear with you at the hearing. Then they take a percentage of what your are awarded and SSI has to pay you retro (from the day you became disabled). In my case I tried it on my own and was denied twice. By the time I talked to a lawyer and went to the hearing it had been two years so I was able to get caught up on a lot of bills. Good luck. You're in my prayers. Boo

CaMama
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   Posted Yesterday 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Thank you for the info.

You know, I never did receive that form in the mail, I think they forgot to send it. I guess I'll get it off the internet and send in.

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Flopsie
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   Posted 10/23/2005 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there you California MAMA, hope you got that paper work in to the SSDI.

you keep after them and just think of all you can do with that fat back check when you get it....oh did I mention my encouragement fee is 75%...
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
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CaMama
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   Posted 10/23/2005 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I pulled it off the web today. I'm gonna try and reach them tomorrow and make sure I have all that I will need. Sadly, the online stuff doesn't let you edit it unless you HAVE adobe acrobat. My writing is so awful, I'd sure prefer to type it all on the computer so I can take my time and ensure it is legible - espeically since they made so many mistakes on my first application.
 
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deb in indiana
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   Posted 10/24/2005 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I filed almost a year a go i got turned down twice now i have arthtris, fm,sugar ,blood pressure alleries astma ,acid reflex,ddd,ibs,iam on 18 different drugs a day which equals 25 pills a day but they turned me down put did say i couldn't do past work i sure wouldnt hire a person as my self on all those meds DEb

Flopsie
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   Posted 10/24/2005 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Camama, can't you download that free on your computer
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
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CaMama
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   Posted 10/25/2005 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   

You can download the Reader, but it doesn't seem like I could find the Writer. I'll check again. 

I got a big envelope today from SDI, i'm guessing that is what I was waiting for.

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Boo
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   Posted 10/25/2005 3:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's to you (raising coffee) and getting on disability. I just had a conversation with a man the other day who expressed his frustration about "looking" strong and able-bodied despite many arthritic ailments in his spine. Unfortunately, one has to wait 'til the point of walking like a question mark before anyone will take you seriously. I hate the way my hands hurt and look. However, that was what the judge saw at my hearing, gnarled, ugly fingers that can't perform menial tasks. I am sero-negative when it comes to Rh factor, but show all the physical signs. If the Rh factor shows up in your bloodwork, they seem to pay more attention to that. Boo

erin.K
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   Posted 10/25/2005 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Camama,
keep on truckin' along. only you know how you are, and YOU have to look out for you! i say this everyday to myself. i know i am not able to work due to illness, and therefor i keep pursuing the Dis/SSI. you will eventaully get it. but everyone's right...typically a few denials come first (as you know i had one denial already) and that's the hard part because it seems so unfair, and it kinda screws with our minds too!! like, i'm not lying about this...so why am i being denied??? and then it's anxiety producing and depressing too!!! it's a mean cycle they put us through!!!

glad you are refiling. never give up.
{{{{{ hugs to you }}}}}}}}}}}
erin

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   Posted 10/25/2005 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR... No comment
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
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CaMama
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   Posted 10/26/2005 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Ditto that, Flopsie!

Thanks for all your support. That is exactly how I feel - like I'm made out to be the bad guy when I don't want to be doing this any more than they want me to! It stinks.


 

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