Nice to hear from all of you - thanks! It's such a pain in the you know what to have to give SS everything except my first born. I have never been through anything as frustrating as this - except for raising four teenagers!
I agree with you Waltz. I am very tired of illegals getting benefits that belong to those of us who have supported this company financially since the first day we started working.
T- thanks also for the information. I will make sure that I convey that to my doctors when I go to see them. I'm sorry it will be so hard for you to get ssd. I'm 52 and have been working nonstop since I was 16. I had hoped my age would work for me to some degree but I guess not.
Just a note - my 26 year old daughter is a quadriplegic and is getting ssd and they still want her to get a job! Go figure.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone - and I hope, at least on that day, that we are reasonably pain free!
It will go to the ALJ 99.9% of the time. If it does not go to the ALJ usually the lawyer does not get paid his full share cause it was awarded to you. In other words he didn't have to represent you in court. If you get a lawyer you can bet it will go to the end (ALJ).
It is the good ole' boy system at its best. Mine went to the ALJ. My lawyer hardly even spoke except for discussing his golf game. The ALJ said mine shouldn't have made it to him I should have been awarded disability no later than the second appeal. When I asked =why it did he said "All of us here have to look out for one another".