Hi Purplerose652... I just recently had my court date. I agree it is not easy they want you to keep trying until you say that it I'm done. The best bet is to get a disability lawyer right off the bat. Your chances are better and they work for you. The best thing also is to be out of work for 6 months or longer. My process has been almost 3 years. After I was denied twice I got a lawyer and that took 18 -24 months to get a trial date and now it could take the judge up to 1 year to get his decision. Your the bets get a lawyer you have a better chance and they get paid if you win and it comes out of your settlement and they can only get so much of it.
Good luck and do not give up
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006, sjogren's syndrome since 2005, diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.