The SSI stuff is really overwhelming, isn't it?! Just try to fill the stuff in as honestly, but thoroughly, as you can. And, be consistent with whatever answers you wind up sending in. Best to make copies of everything, too, because SSI often will deny your first request. You want to be absolutely sure what you said on the first round in case you get a second, and slightly different, set of papers. Consistency seems to be a biggy. I went through two sets of stuff, got denied again, got a lawyer and appealed. Never had to go to court, though, because one of their judges reviews your papers beforehand and VERY frequently, as in my case, gives you the SSI at that point. (Even the couple of doctors they sent me to said I should be on SSI, but it still got denied at first. It's almost routine with them a lot of the time. So don't give up!) If you do wind up getting a lawyer, they don't get paid until you do and their fee is set by law. For SSI anyway.
(((hugs))) and good luck on getting a decision quickly, or at least reasonably quickly!!!
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