After being denied for SSD last month (attorney says it's close to 75% denials on initial claim)----I was more depressed than ever. My therapist was so disappointed. She wrote a very clear report on my disability, as did my pdoc. In fact my pdoc was downright upset.
In therapy last week, my therapist also said---"I've been seeing you weekly for nearly 5 months & I know you well. These people who denied you, have never even seen you or talked to you." Go figure. But, my therapist recommended me to a terrific SSD attorney. A young guy, specializing in SSD---gives seminars etc. Told me not to worry. When I asked him what his "winning percentage" was on ALJ hearings--he said, "over 85%!" Well, that was nice to hear. He also gave me blank pages to be mailed in each month with ALL visits to ANY Drs listed. The only thing that got me "down" was his telling me the wait in PA. for an ALJ hearing was "about one year" !!!! Gosh, these SSD people want you to either "go away" or "die"...& not necessarily in that order. He told me-----"They want you to give up". I'll hang in--but, here again---no money coming in--my poor, blessed wife paying all of my monthly CC bills--buying food.
I wish I could see these creeps that "denied" me...without even meeting me...saying "Though you suffer from depression & it can be incapacitating at times......we still feel you could do your present work ---talking on phone...." !!!!!! During the day---I'm often so depressed...tired or both---just picking up the phone is a chore!!! And, as my dear friends here at HW know----I wonder if these people ever suffered from depression...& tried to work!!!???
Anyway---I really need some encouragement, Please!!!!! I know I'll probably win------that's not the problem...it's the darn wait!! What gets me is the atty said--"Last year in PA.---we were ahead--only a 3-5 month wait--but then our jusges had to start taking cases from NY.....AND...Florida...because of their backlog!!!!! Imagine that!!! Get more darn judges!!
Anyone here either in PA.---or any other state---that got their hearing SOONER....than expected?????? I pray every day for this----like i said...bills piling up----seeing my therapist weekly (and paying a $25 deductable on the $125 fee)-----
These Fed people who make these decisions-----esp. people with mental health issues (depression...BP)-----actually make us feel worse!!!
So, please----someone---anyone----get back--either thru posting or e-mail to me---(any lawyers on board----i asked my atty for an "on the record review"---he nixed that.)----So, that's it--get back---thanks so much & blessings to anyone who helps me with their advice, consul...or just words---Prayers & blessings---Robert