Disabilty & Migraines

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Erica J
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/26/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
1 years ago I  applied for SS and was denied in January of 08 I was also denied SS because my work history wasnt enough.I had been a house wife for many years prior to my job.I appealed the denial the sameday and retained a so far so good lawyer.i have written a urgencie letter for the lawyer to send to the judge to help speed up things.My dr also recently submitted a questionaire about my condition,which she stated i need to be physicaly better to be able to go back to my job.even with this information in front of the judge i was told he can deny me again..what are my chances of approval even if only for short period of time????.enough time to at least get my condition stable.I cant imagine trying to hold a job and raise 3 kids alone while having debilitating migraines frequently like this.Not to mention the right side ciatica damage and right leg pain and numbness .I would be fired within 2 weeks.
Anyone have any advise on this or opinions??
Its been 2 years since i have worked,Child support is my only source of income which could stop or change at anytime.I would be homeless w/ 3 kids and still sick..I am just lost on where i stand right now with my future..

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   Posted 5/26/2008 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
If your work history isn't enough to qualify you for Social Security Disability, you might apply for SSI. It's for people who are unable to work and isn't dependent on work history. It isn't always easy to get either, but at least your work history won't be a deterrent.
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   Posted 5/26/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad to hear you have an attorney on your side. Having an experienced advocate on your side can help improve your chances of getting approved because they will know all the essential steps to cover to put your best foot forward for the judge.

A basic requirement for being approved for Social Security Income is that you must have a condition that will make you unable to work for at least a year or result in death.

This link to the SS website gives you more information about the requirements:

Understanding SSI Eligibility Requirements
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