Yes, I have filed for Soc. Sec. Disability and it has not been fun. I have been denied twice now and the next step is hiring a lawyer. I'm on the home stretch. I filed back in June, and it has been a very long process. I have been fortunate to have good people helping me with this. They have a person through the county I live in that has guided me through the whole process. I have been out of work since last May.
I will be referred to a lawyer that goes by your income (HA! what income!?) Have had to get help through the county/state just to live. I don't know how I have made it this far, but I have. I keep telling myself the battle with Soc. Sec. is almost over, win or lose and I can do this! I have broken down a few times from being so overwhelmed. I would start with calling Soc. Sec. and ask questions. They have been helpful also.
Let us know what you decide.
Hello, I've been away from this site for a while but have found my way back.
I too file for Social Security disability and was denied.
I have an attorney who is handling my appeal process. She told me that all my conditions (fibro, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint and disc disease, hypertension, depression and anxiety) qualify me for ssd but social security still denied me. My attorney said their decision was based on my age alone (48). I started the process in January. The attorney told me that 90% of the applications for ssd are denied of those only 20% go thru the appeal process. Here in Michigan that process can take up to 2 years. My medical bills continue to come in. My attorney gave me a letter to send to the various medical billers explaining my situation and that she feels my case is a definate win but it will take time to go thru the process.
I now wish I would have started with an attorney to handle my initial application. So do yourself a favor and seek a legal advisior