Anyone dealt with Vocational Rehab?

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Pomfrey
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   Posted 9/4/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter applied with our state vocational rehab to see if she would qualify for assistance with money for school.  Their mission, so to speak, is to assist people with what they need to become productive, working citizens.  Going to college is certainly a path for that to happen, so she applied for benefits because of her Lyme diagnosis.  They asked for her medical records and we sent in Dr Zhang's notes on her treatment with him.  They are asking that she visit a rheumatologist, a their expense, presumably because they have no idea what an Oriental Medical Doctor is. 
 
Has anyone dealt with anything like this?  I am thinking we are going to get a response from a rheumatologist that downplays her Lyme diagnosis, which is CDC postive.  Is this something we should fight?  Can they dictate what kind of doctor's treatment is appropriate in this case?
 
This is our first attempt at doing anything like this, so I would love to hear from anyone who has had any experience with this.
 
Thanks,
 
Marika
Pomfrey
 
DX - SLE, Fibromyalgia, Sjorgren's Syndrome, Raynaud's 1994.  Also Allopecia, Rosacea, Depression, GERD, Asthma, Osteopenia, pre-diabetic, Hypothyroid, Leaky gut, and low testosterone since then.  Positive bands for Lyme 2009.

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