I am in ontario to and I now what you are going through. I went right to the last appeal and finnally won. It is very difficult but you must be your own advocate. You must get ALL your doctors on your side. I sat down and wrote a letter to my doctors stateing the condition I was in and how it affected my daily life. After reading the letters all my doctors started to help. They realized I could not work and needed help. The disability boards want to see your doctors write that " you cannot work at this juncture." You must tell 100% truth and do not cherry coat anything.
lOOK AND SEE IF YOUR ILLNESS IS LISTED
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Go to the SSA web site. A person does not have to be under a defenitive listing but can fall under a combination of impairments. It is the good ole' boy system. No lawyer= Denied 99.9% of the time. Lawyer=Approved 99% of the time. It is set up to where you have to get a lawyer unless terminally ill. If you get a lawyer from the start it goes faster and smoother thru the system than if you don't even if all papers are filed correctly and so on. If a lawyer takes your case on a contingency basis you WILL win at the ALJ level. That way all the people involved in the legal system get a cut of YOUR pie. The Good Ole' Boy system.