I'm finally going to have my SS disability hearing on Tues. Please keep me in your prayers. I don’t know what I’ll do if they turn me down again. The attorney says there is no way they will. But my attorney is going to have a baby and got put on bed rest and I’m going to have one of the partners now. He told me it maybe another 2 months before we know anything. Plus it appears that my SS disability insurance ran out in 12/06. I had no idea it could do that??? I worked for the same company for 27 years and was laid off when they moved the work out of state in 2000. This was right after they finally figured out that I had lupus and I haven’t really worked since. Except for an 8 month period a nonprofit I volunteered with got a grant so they paid me $800 a month to work out of my home.
I’m just so stressed out over this right now. Have any of you had hearings? I see others are waiting for them. Let me know what happens there, please
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Well the attorney was very happy about how the hearing went. But now I’m just waiting on the letter from the judge. I was sweating it until there guy said that there isn’t any job I could do. The attorney had me talk about how I was sick and out on disability in 99 before I got laid off in 2000, when they moved the work to another state. I started getting sick about 95. I had 6 weeks of vacation a year so I used it when I was sick or once I qualified I used the Family leave Act. I haven’t been able to work since more or less. A non-profit that I had volunteered for received a grant and I earn $800 for a couple of months. Even though the Dr kept after me to file, I didn’t feel I was bad enough, that I should be working that was the way I was raised. I had worked for 27 years at the same company. I’m almost 57 years old and single. I have a son that lives in Cal and I’m in Okla. He is a great son and he works very hard but he is trying to build his own business.
The attorney said that my Rhemumy Dr had written a great letter regarding my problems. I told him that it was my Dr that had kept after me to go for the disability. I started in 02 but when I was denied then I didn’t appeal it. I keep thinking I would get better and return to work, but that didn’t happen. I filed again in 05 and was denied twice before I got my hearing. Now it all depends on if I’ll get it and how far back I just hope the judge doesn’t take that long to make up his mind. I only have enough money to get by for a couple of more months.