BadHeart I had my hearing many years ago, at a hotel, it was in a confrence room. I remember them reviewing all my records even all the military training that I had had. And everything else, and the guy from SS said if nothing else, I should be able to work as a used car salesman! Seriously! The judge asked me to walk around the room, I did I am bent over and use a cain, and then the judge asked the guy if he would buy a car from me looking like that? and then the judge said he sure wouldn't!! Everyone chuckled and then he said he wanted me to see their doctor and have one more test done and then he would make his judgement. It took six more months before I got my approval letter and it was backed dated over two years, so I also got my medicare A and B at the same time. I had to give all the money I got for the back pay to my long term insurance company. As I had been receiving benefits from them all that time. Infact they pay more than my SSD so I still get a small monthly check from them. The main thing is, to be honest and sincere at the hearing, and your lawyer should have you prepared for it.
Good Luck to YOU
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!