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I felt the same way that you do when I went for the third time to try to get SSD. Always I used to think I was lazy when I was really sick. and only when I began to get better did I realize that I really had been sick.
SSA is a government organization, and they want us to maybe feel this way to discourage us from trying to get the benefits we are entitled to recieve.
I too will send you hugs and hope and prayer that your meeting this afternoon will find you approved. No one was more surprised than me when they approved me the third time I tried.
Please know that you are entitled to this benefit, you are not a fake, and hopefully this will be a turnaround for you. Depending on how much you recieve and the state that you live in, you will also be eligible for Medicaid and food stamps.
I don't remember how long it took for the judge to make a decision and send it to SSA, but sixty days sounds about right. they gave me SSI at first, and medicaid is automatic with SSI. Then two months later they gave me regular social security disability payments. and I no longer had medicaid. then a new policy was written, and my income was low enough to be given medicaid. If I did not have medicaid today, I do not know what I would do. My meds are about six hundred a month. then on the other hand, if I had more money I could buy more food;) between a rock and a hard place. Just hope that everything goes well for you. that you will recieve your letter telling you that you have been approved. It is an awful place that you have to live in at the moment, and if I could change it for you I would.
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