I got an early morning call from my Social Security attorney. I have been approved for perm. Social Security Disabilty at 100%.
I was just at my attorney's office yesterday, and they thought it would take another 1-2 months to get a hearing. She said the judge took one look at my file and said "it was overwhelmingly a no-brainer".
So I never had to see a judge in person. The judge backdated my case so that I am owed benefits all the way back to January of 2009, that's 30 months if my math is right. Since I have already met the 24 month period for Medicare, I will be entitled to Medicare immediatley.
This doesn't make me one day better with my PC, but it take a huge financial load off my wife and I, we have been struggling since I have been unable to work.
My advice to any of you contemplating applying for SS Disability, you will get turned down the first time, its expected, but when you do, immediately get a good SS attorney and let them handle the first level of appeal. I didn't, at the advice of my local SS office, I did the first appeal the way they said, wasted about 8 months or so, and got rejected. Then I got the attorney. Lesson learned.
David in SC