I agree with Elsie, that is how everyone gets approved pretty much. Everyone gets denied, but once you are denied you can get an attorney and they are the ones who get you approved for ssd. Some states are easier than others. I got the firm who ONLY does social security, where someone at the firm actually worked for social security or physicians and understood my disease. We met and talked before I hired them. They did a fantastic job. Typically, judges in southern or red states will deny anyone, because they generally don't believe in social security for anyone. North eastern or new england states are the best for getting it. How good your lawyer is seems to effect how this comes together. A bad lawyer will ensure you don't get it. If you live in a red state doesn't mean you can't get a hearing outside your state. State of residence doesn't seem to matter.
There are other factors that figure in. Most people don't get it unless they have some kind of psychological component to their illness these days, like dementia, depression, memory problems.
I would also urge you to call your state board of insurance, these insurance companies also deny everyone and the state board of insurance is very used to dealing with this they can create a case and the insurance company will have to defend their position. They can help you put together your side of things too. /And they do it for free. If your state doesnt help you, I would get a mediator or lawyer. The state insurance board is a middle ground here. They can and should mediate for you. And the insurance companies prefer this to a lawsuit usually. Don't wait like I did and lose your benefits, call soon, you may have only limited time, I had 30 days.
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