hearinfg for ssdi in 2 weeks

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   Posted 9/27/2006 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
just got letter from ssdi that my hubbys hearing is scheduled for 10/12/06----i am so nervous and scared about this whole procedure, has anyone out there gone thru this process -if so any input would be greatly appreciated. my husband has parkinsons and psychotic depression he is only 47 years old and has not worked since june 2005. we have been turned down 2 times and now have attorney for appeal- we have 3 letters from 3 different docs supporting our claim -should that be a slam dunk ? please respond and pray for us

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   Posted 9/27/2006 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   

I havent been through it but I know atleast a few on the boards have. I am sure they will be by shortly to share.

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   Posted 9/27/2006 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings Jules!
I know it's a very stressful time for you both, and I feel for you. The entire process of SSDI can be draining, frightening, frustrating and difficult. I've been through it twice, lost on appeal the first time. (that was over 6 yrs ago) I applied again last year in March, with new documentation and 3 firm diagnosis(s) This made all the difference. It also seems key that your "independent examination" go well with the doctor(s) that SSDI sends you to. I was very fortunate in that mine was a warm, compassionate and open-minded doctor who really delved into my records rather than glacing over them and coming to a snap decision.

I know another member just went through this- with a happy ending. I know they will share soon, and perhaps have some helpful information for you. Hang in there!
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   Posted 9/28/2006 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I was turned down 2wice and got it hands down on my appeal ........I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayer's
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   Posted 9/28/2006 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Jules, just wanted to wish you the best of luck and huge hugs, we hope everything works out well
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