Ed, when I applied for Social Security Disability I had the interview first. It was a long phone interview. Then I received all the paperwork and started to fill it all out and got it off to them. I notified all of my doctors and had them send my records to wherever I was told. I just followed all instructions thoroughly. Then they sent me to their own doctors to be checked out. Once I finished that, they told me that they would get in contact with me. I was accepted the first time. But, I was a school teacher and I now have a severe hearing problem along with fibro and a few other things. There is no way I can teach with my hearing so bad. So, maybe that's why I got it so quickly.
So, my suggestion is to carefully follow all instructions and be totally honest with your responses. Don't make it better than it really is but definitely don't exaggerate either. They can spot that a mile away! I wish you the best of luck and hopefully you will get it quickly.
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