i can tell you my experience i dont have the condition you have but after trying twice to get ssi, i found a lawyer in the back of a magazine. he was the best thing that ever happened to me. the deal here is you contact a lawyer who only does disability cases and after they read and go over your records the lawyer will tell you whether or not they will take the case. in my experience disability lawyers at least in maryland and the district of columbia the lawyer will only take the case if they can win it. you pay no money to the lawyer, and thats why if they can win they will take the case, if not they wont and you wont be out any money. as i said thats how my disability and all the disability lawyers at least in Md and DC work. by the time my case was won and it only took less than 3 months after he first met with me and took my case. anyway by the time we won, he had taken care of everything, i was set up with medicare, and received a lump sum of money because they were made to go back to the first time i applied, at that time i still have a minor child, who also received a check, first the lump sum and then once a month mine and hers were direct deposited into a credit union i had accounts with. this lawyer also sent me an extra check that he said he had been overpaid by social security. i will never this man, in my darkest time he was the shining light that made sure at least i could pay rent and buy food for my children. even now 11 years after i have never forgotten his name and what he did for myself and family. good luck with getting what you deserve, i hope you find someone as caring as this lawyer. hoping you are having a low pain day and night. and glad you found wonderful forum full of great people who really listen and help, finding this forum rates right up there as another great thing that has happened to me. glad you are on board, i know i am.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson