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red lightening
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 620
   Posted 11/24/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I just got the letter saying my claim was denied and I could appeal if
I wanted to.

I don't know...maybe it's not worth the hassel having to get an atty. and all

Maybe I'll just keep trying to find a job, lose the job, find another one,lose it...etc.

That sounds pretty depressing but it's reality.

I wish I could just paint pictures for a living. I'm going to try and sell some at a local
coffee shop. I also do massage therapy but no one has the money right now.

My husband took a 50% pay cut with his new job, (he used to do freelance art) He's
also BP. I need to get a job but the unemployment rate here is 20% and I'm continually
applying and getting rejected. It's ok though I have my Higher Power with me.

_Christina
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 553
   Posted 11/24/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on the first denial as well. I got the atty after several people telling me that it was almost required if you have an "invisable" disability. Keep trying. Get the atty and let them do the paperwork and checking up on them for you. The one I have takes 25% of backpay awards only and caps it at $6,000. They will not take a fee out of forward payments and not charge any payments that are not awarded.
I have been out of work for 2 years. I tried school, but had to drop out. I can barley keep up with the family responsibilities. Everyone I knkow says that my situations is what SSDI was made for. We'll see. At least the atty took my case- if he thought it was a bust they would't take it on.
 Christina
Even though I do not understand where I am going on the path that God has laid out for me, I must submit to His plan and trust that He will take me where I need to be. 
 
Current medications:
Bipolar treatment-Lamictal, 200mg, Mood stabelizer, daily(main side effect: brain fog) Bipolar treatment-Cymbalta, 40mg, Antidepressant, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting, insominia) Anemia, Fatigue treatment- Iron supplement, 65mg, daily(main side effect: constipation) Insominia treatment- Ambien, 10mg, daily(main side effect: amnesia eppisodes between taking pill and falling asleep) Mania treatment- Alprazolam, .25mg, Very rarely(main side effect: fatigue, slowing of thoughts, depression of CNS, can't take ambien or vicodin when on it) RA treatment- Plaquenil, 400mg, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting) RA treatment- Methotrexate, 25mg, 1X weekly(main side effects: hair loss, stomach upset, mouth sores, sore muscles, fatigue, brain fog, compromised immune system, decreased Folic Acid absorption) GI upset treatment- Leucovorin Calcium, 10mg 1x weekly(main side effects: ?) Folic Acid defintioncy- Folic Acid, 1mg, daily(main side effects: ?) Multi-mineral Supplement (main side effects: constipation, GI upset) Constipation treatment- Docusate Sodium, 200mg, daily(main side effects:?) pain control- Motrin, 800mg, PRN Q6hours daily(main side effects: GI upset, decreased clotting) Pain Control- Vicodin, 5-500mg, PRN Q12hours 3-4 times weekly (main side effects: brain fog, fatigue)
 
 
 
 


serafena
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Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 11/24/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
red lightening -- I don't think I've heard of anyone with bipolar getting it on the first try yet. I know this is disheartening, and the timing is awful, but hang in there. Appeal.

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


Precious Gem
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1139
   Posted 11/25/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Absolutely appeal!  I wonder why BP's have such a hard time.  I pay out of my own pocket for short and long term disability through my employer and they have a clause stating if you are disabled due to anxiety, depression or bipolar, the plan will only pay for 2 years.  That does not seem right but anywho.................

Don't give up Red.

Gem


bama wife
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 11/25/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 It is truly a long process. We appealed and it has been 15 months and we are hoping for a court date soon. My husband is BP and has no patience and is not positive about anything. Just try and hang in there.

red lightening
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 620
   Posted 11/25/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone...I guess I'll get the appeal forms and dig in again.
Appreciate the support.

Taba
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 11/26/2009 1:52 AM (GMT -7)   
HI i just hope everything gets better, and if it doesn't in the sense you need, a least i hope you have the strengh to hold on, and wait. I'll pray for you, if it helps.

_Christina
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 553
   Posted 11/27/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I "almost" got word about my SSDI claim. I called the adjunctor (sp?) and gave my excuse for not getting paperwork back to him in the time alotted, and he said a decision has already been made. He can't tell me what it is. I will get something in the mail after the holiday. Now I wait and try not to hold my breath...
 Christina
Even though I do not understand where I am going on the path that God has laid out for me, I must submit to His plan and trust that He will take me where I need to be. 
 
Current medications:
Bipolar treatment-Lamictal, 200mg, Mood stabelizer, daily(main side effect: brain fog) Bipolar treatment-Cymbalta, 40mg, Antidepressant, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting, insominia) Anemia, Fatigue treatment- Iron supplement, 65mg, daily(main side effect: constipation) Insominia treatment- Ambien, 10mg, daily(main side effect: amnesia eppisodes between taking pill and falling asleep) Mania treatment- Alprazolam, .25mg, Very rarely(main side effect: fatigue, slowing of thoughts, depression of CNS, can't take ambien or vicodin when on it) RA treatment- Plaquenil, 400mg, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting) RA treatment- Methotrexate, 25mg, 1X weekly(main side effects: hair loss, stomach upset, mouth sores, sore muscles, fatigue, brain fog, compromised immune system, decreased Folic Acid absorption) GI upset treatment- Leucovorin Calcium, 10mg 1x weekly(main side effects: ?) Folic Acid defintioncy- Folic Acid, 1mg, daily(main side effects: ?) Multi-mineral Supplement (main side effects: constipation, GI upset) Constipation treatment- Docusate Sodium, 200mg, daily(main side effects:?) pain control- Motrin, 800mg, PRN Q6hours daily(main side effects: GI upset, decreased clotting) Pain Control- Vicodin, 5-500mg, PRN Q12hours 3-4 times weekly (main side effects: brain fog, fatigue)
 
 
 
 


_Christina
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 553
   Posted 11/28/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
mad  Well  I just got the letter stating that I was denied SSDI for a 2nd time.  I will call the atty on Monday to see what I need to do to go the the Appeal Hearing. They said that I would still be able to work as a general casheer.  Yea, right.  I can't even go grocery shopping without shaking and near tears when I come out.  I have even been known to burst into tears at the casheer when she asks "Hi, how are you today?".  Brain fog (what my psy calls chemo brain) has collapsed my ability to multitask and do math skills. shakehead I can't even get my house to run right.  How am I supposed to do that and handle a job??  No way.
 Christina
Even though I do not understand where I am going on the path that God has laid out for me, I must submit to His plan and trust that He will take me where I need to be. 
 
Current medications:
Bipolar treatment-Lamictal, 200mg, Mood stabelizer, daily(main side effect: brain fog) Bipolar treatment-Cymbalta, 40mg, Antidepressant, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting, insominia) Anemia, Fatigue treatment- Iron supplement, 65mg, daily(main side effect: constipation) Insominia treatment- Ambien, 10mg, daily(main side effect: amnesia eppisodes between taking pill and falling asleep) Mania treatment- Alprazolam, .25mg, Very rarely(main side effect: fatigue, slowing of thoughts, depression of CNS, can't take ambien or vicodin when on it) RA treatment- Plaquenil, 400mg, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting) RA treatment- Methotrexate, 25mg, 1X weekly(main side effects: hair loss, stomach upset, mouth sores, sore muscles, fatigue, brain fog, compromised immune system, decreased Folic Acid absorption) GI upset treatment- Leucovorin Calcium, 10mg 1x weekly(main side effects: ?) Folic Acid defintioncy- Folic Acid, 1mg, daily(main side effects: ?) Multi-mineral Supplement (main side effects: constipation, GI upset) Constipation treatment- Docusate Sodium, 200mg, daily(main side effects:?) pain control- Motrin, 800mg, PRN Q6hours daily(main side effects: GI upset, decreased clotting) Pain Control- Vicodin, 5-500mg, PRN Q12hours 3-4 times weekly (main side effects: brain fog, fatigue)
 
 
 
 


Wotan
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 462
   Posted 12/15/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Red Lighting-  Good that you have an attorney!   Realize just about all "Mental health" disorders are denied the first time-!   Do NOT "give up"-!  That's what they want you to do!  Their thinking is..."Well--IF this person REALLY is disabled--they can not work...and WILL appeal!

Your atty will do all the weork...& get 25% of your retroactive pay!   Realize the odds are you WILL WIN!

Hang in there-!     There is a "LIGHT at the end of the tunnel!"       Stay well & have faith-  Robertwink


arneeb
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 2350
   Posted 12/23/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
You need to keep good documentation on everything... and try and find an advocate who can be your voice when ur own brain won't work... they have Independent Living
Centers that have advocates.... the last person I helped got on in 45 days... but I am a Voc Rehab counselor by trade... and knew what they were looking for... that person was dealing with terminal illness also... but had mental health issues besides... keep notebook... and have a pschiatrist who is on ur side... always keep medical people who are positive and on ur side... and if not get a new one who is... cuz they are the ones who will go to bat for you in a case like this... take care Happy Holidays Sandi

Stormienite
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 12/23/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I got mine after I was denied.  Hired an attorney.  Like the other poster said, it's pretty much required.  It's terrible what they make you go though.  Especially for a bipolar.
Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder (and about a dozen other things)
300mg Lamictal
90mg Pamalor
60mg Prevacid
2mg Niravam (Xanax)


arneeb
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 2350
   Posted 12/24/2009 2:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep ur right unless u have a longstanding history of lack of employment and another disability that is lifethreatening... ur right...

sukay
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1432
   Posted 12/30/2009 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Please read my post under the "Disability" topic.

Good Luck! Don't give up!

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