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oldhippyrebel
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   Posted 6/29/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   

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


Fibro since 97, Lupus since 99, neuropathy and other nerve damage.
On to many Meds to list, Finally got a date for SSA of July 1 after to many years of fighting for a hearing.


redrose77
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   Posted 6/29/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
My hearing was not typlical, I was in danger of having nowhere to live so things got pushed into overdrive. The judge told me at the hearing I won and I had a check a month later from my back pay based on the impending homeless issue. If you filed within the covered period then you can still get it based on that eligability. At least that is what my grandmother was told and did when she finally got hers- she hadn't worked in 5 years by the time she got her SSDI.
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/29/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers for you hippy !!! Keep us posted!

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tink 2
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   Posted 6/30/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my hearing on January 2nd and found out I got it Feb 17th. It could take up to a year. Go in and tell the truth,be honest. The judge I had was very nice all bisness like. Good luck.I would post more but in lots of pain with alergies today.    brain fog bad............  
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joinery
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   Posted 6/30/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I was turned down the first time in 06, decided to get a lawyer the 2nd time and won 3-08. If your lawyer thinks you will win you most likley will. The judge ask me 2 question about my job very nice judge. I was told right there. It took about a month to get the check the letter came the next day. Just tell the truth don't ramble. Let us know how you made out. Good luck... Debbie
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cry
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   Posted 6/30/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
hippy ,
Will keep you in prayer's !!! I just started to apply on line. I am so overwhelmed with all the questions , have put it off for a week , now can't find my paper's . Was just about to sit down and work on it and read your post . Hope all goes well for you !!!
Cry

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   Posted 6/30/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it took me about a month to get everything filled out correctly and accurately. An hour or so every day or two was about all I could manage...just so hard to be ill AND have to accept the need to fill out such forms AND actually fill them out all at the same time.

Just keep on doing the best you can,
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cured4real?
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   Posted 6/30/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hippy,
It sounds like you were diagnosed with lupus, tried to continue to work in some capacity from your home, and your condition has worsened and you just can't work. You might ask the lawyer about the work from home. My lawyer went in and spoke to the judge, and the judge sort of summarized. There were some questions they have to ask, but it was over pretty fast. The lawyers help make things comfortable. They are good at compromising to get you what you need. The other option is SSI, which is for people who didn't pay into disability but are disabled. It is less money I think, but they make decisions at the trial. I don't think you will have any trouble.

I hear northern judges are better than southern ones. My son just had a southern judge and the guy was like 90 and nuts, but he didn't have a good lawyer. Good lawyers make sure or at least try not to get you a crackpot. And he still has a chance to appeal even though the judge denied him, but he's trying to work.

I'll pray for you!
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mypearl
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   Posted 7/3/2008 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I Had a court date set but it was cancelled. The judge that was reviewing my medical record a few months before the hearing approved me on my lupus. One important thing was the functional capacity form. Did your rheumy fill one out for you? This is one of the most vital things that will help you with your case. I won!!  You can do it!!! I prey that more judges take a greater understanding in people with lupus as my judge did.
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oldhippyrebel
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   Posted 7/4/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   

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.


Fibro since 97, Lupus since 99, neuropathy and other nerve damage.
On to many Meds to list, Finally got a date for SSA of July 1 after to many years of fighting for a hearing.


joinery
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   Posted 7/4/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
If your lawyer is please you probley won. It will take about a month. Good Luck... Debbie
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  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 

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