SSD hearing in Sept, woohoo!!!

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   Posted 8/1/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure if I mentioned it already, but its coming in Sept, have an attorney.  Please any advise would be grateful.

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   Posted 8/1/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have any advice, but WOOHOO!  Congrats, and I hope it goes perfectly!
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   Posted 8/2/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no advice, but I'm sure others will be along who have gone through this. I hope that things go well for you.
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   Posted 8/2/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Listen to your attorney and prepare yourself according to his/her instructions.  Make sure that you do not ab lib.  There are many things that you can say innocently that can be used to deny a claim but your attorney, if he specializes in disability, will know how to coach you.
I was lucky and did not actually have to appear before the judge but my attorney handled everything in regard to the paperwork.  He did not leave any detail to chance and was able to tell me exactly why I got denied 2 times even though I was completely crippled at the time and had a slim chance of recovery.  Hated to spend the money but I don't think I could have gotten it otherwise.
Good luck,
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   Posted 8/2/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck. You will be in our prayers! Judy

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   Posted 8/3/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!! I wish you the best!
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   Posted 8/4/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopefully someone can answer my question, On first day of getting a lawyer, I met w/the representative, they accepted my case, the only time I will meet my lawyer is 1/2 an hour before the hearing, is this the way its done?, I just thought I would meet him b4 the hearing date. What do y'all think?


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