I went to a meeting about
disabilty at a support club for cancer. The meeting was by a person who worked for disabilty. He said that you have to prove that you cannot work. Most people are trying to prove that they can. It is important to be very detailed about
everything - no such thing as too much information. They go by what you say more than the docs because when you see the docs it is on a good day. The people who review the applications do not work for the government they are contractors so they will not be biased.
My husband and I are in our first appeal, but after the meeting I knew why we were denied. When I submitted our appeal, I included a personal letter from me explaining things I felt we left out of the origianal app. We have been asked again to fill out the "what can you do" form, so now we wait.
I will agree it is better to already be considered disabled when you apply for government disability.
Red (Lee Ann)
When life gives you lemons, squirt juice in your enemy's eyes.