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   Posted 3/12/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
hello again!
I was wondering if anybody got disability approved? How do you get disabled placard? Do you have to do application thru DMV? Im also in a military waiting to get some benefits. If anyone went thru the process in the military any suggestions and tips would be awesome? But did anybody get Social Security disability? Just any info would help. Im young and new to US so some things are still new to me, too much paperwork hehe.
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   Posted 3/12/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have Social Security disability.  I became a candidate after my husband passed on.  I'm also legally deaf so I really had no problems getting disability.
I called the local social security office and told them I wanted to apply.  I was interviewed and asked a lot of questions.  Then I had to have ALL my doctors send information about my illnesses.  After that, I got a form to fill out.  It would list something like "cleaning house" and then  you told them if you did it and how difficult it was to do it, etc.  After they received that, they sent me to their doctors, which was a joke, since my doctors were far superior!  Their hearing doctor's office was in a bad neighborhood and was a house with bars at the windows!  They took me down in the basement and pulled out one of those ancient cases with hard plastic headphones to test my hearing.  I was tested with this type of device when I was in grade school 40 years previously!  Then I waited and I was accepted.  The whole thing took me about six months.
To get a placard, talk to  your doctor and let them know how much pain you are in.  There are pain charts in Fibro 101 that will help you describe your pain levels.  Then, they will write a "prescription" for that.  I can't remember if I went to the DMV and got the form and took it to the doctor but that would probably be a good idea.  He made mine permanent so now I just renew it on line every six years.
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   Posted 3/12/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure about disability because I do not qualify. I'm sorry I can't help there.

For my place card, I went to my local DMV site online, printed out the application, dropped it off at my doctor's office, he filled it out and took it to DMV and paid $5 per card. (only allowed 2 here in NC) Mine is permanent also and have to renew it every 5 years.

Good luck with everything.

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   Posted 3/12/2010 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
rmv has applications on line at least in my state. print it out and have doc sign it mail it in. placard came in the mail. it is a permanent one.

SSDI- I hired a lawyer. they dont usually get paid unless you win. The main thing to remember is that it isnt so much about what y ou are diagnosed with, but how those diagnosis affect your ability to do things.
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