You did the right thing, you obtained all your records on your own!
I filed on July 31st and just today received my first SSI check.
SSI is what they give you while they are determining your SSDI claim (if you qualify).
In my case I qualifyed because I had no income (last day of work was April 26, 2008) coming in, and had no substaintial accounts, investments, 401, etc etc. You can have a small amount of accounts (not really sure what the dollar amount is), but if you exceed it you will not qualify for SSI.
I was diagnosed with HIV in June 2003, my health has been downhill from there, Psoriosis, Psoriatic Arthritis etc etc etc.
But when I left my job in April (because of my illnesses) I went online and found an attorney and she sent me a packet called "Social Security Secrets" and because of her I was just advised that I was just approved SSDI"s medical board. Now that just means that SSDI medically agrees that I am to sick to work, the next and final step is my local SS office who determines Yes or No that I will receive disability benefits (they are the financial portion of SSDI). But according to this attorney that I contacted, it's as good as approved... The hardest part is getting the stamp of approval from SSDI's medical board.
But I think she will agree that you went about this the right way, the key she told me is to find all medical documents will your illnesses.
Hope this was helpful
Post Edited By Moderator (Ides) : 9/18/2008 5:26:18 PM (GMT-6)