Thanks Lyn & to everyone for your support. My lawyer sounds great on the phone--I look fwd to our meeting-Thurs. Actually, now, you do not have to do that ridiculous "2nd appeal"----as it is nearly ALWAYS turned down. Now, they allow you & atty to get right to the hearing w the ALJ-(Adm. Law Judge). It's at this level where nearly 2/3 of people initially refused--get their disability approved. As even my adjudicator (who works FOR the gov't )--said----"The ALJ has a lot more leeway to approve your case" --- Also, they get to see you as a human being & not just a name & number. I will win, because i am disabled. I have tried to work, but my mind just will not alow it, my attention span is terrible, I'm fatigued & terribly depressed. This is what disability is there for.
I urge all of you who feel you are disabled--to apply. Do NOT let the gov't beauracracy get you down----& do NOT get discouraged when you are denied!!! That's what they want! For you to get discouraged. Look, i was really upset Friday--but now----I look at it as me being one step closer to getting it---it is something I---& many others HAD to go thru---
So, that's it. I will keep you updated. And, if others need support & encouragment, please, post or e-mail me..I will do my best to help you w advice & words. I'll hang in there & you all out here at HW should too.
I still would like to hear other "Success stories"...those who got turned down---but with perseverance---won!! Bless you all-----Prayers & blessings---Robert