hello trudy, once again we are asked to convince the officials of our disabilities. i think i find this almost as bad as being a cp patient. over and over we are accused of being anything from drug addicts to just lazy people wanting to live just to receive this oh so small pittence of monies. its mind boggling, i will surely pray for you, i wish you had retained a lawyer several years ago, but as i always tell myself you cant go back. anyway since you have a lawyer im am very confident you will get what you so deserve. after 2 years of trying on my own, i retained a lawyer, i am not sure if the same rules apply in ohio, but here in md., and dc the one thing you can be assured of is if a lawyer takes your case, you will win. these lawyers work only on disability cases, and are only paid if they win the case. once the lawyer looked over my files (all 500 or so pages) he took my case and in less than 3 months after starting i was receiving checks once a month and had already been signed up for medicare. he was and i am sure still is a wonderful lawyer. he had no personality at all but he was not going to be a lifelong friend, he did his job and did it well. i will send all prayers i can your way, even in getting this small amount of money it remains only one journey in a long line of journeys. i dont wish any ill will on anyone, but sometimes wish the people who sit in judgement of our financial lives walked in our shoes one day, its not pretty. along with not being able to work outside the home, the amount of money from ssi is not enough to live on, so we lose again and again. please do not forget that you paid into social security all the years you worked outside the house, its not charity.
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