Melanie - When they sent you the denial in that letter it should state what reasons they have for giving you a denial. It will also state what medical records they have from what sources and the last date they have of the records. The first thing you need to do is get your doctor in writing to state that you cannot do the things that SSD says you can. For example with me it says that with "mild" pain I can walk - my doctor in her most recent things wrote in several times "severe pain" - "extreme pain" "disabling pain" and the like. Also - even though I kept them up to date on everything with my doctors, prescript
ions etc, they only had records dating to when I first filed - nothing from my new doctor or pain doctors. The other thing that they put is that I can bend without pain - which is wrong - so that is documented as well. When I see a new doctor I explain to them that I am filing for disability and I ask them to make sure to include anything in thier records that will help with my case. What sucks is I've been told I will more than likely have to fight this as long as I can because I'm only 27 years old.
either way hun, good luck!
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)