I was emloyed by Social Security for a lot of years. I served as a claims representativ, field representative and office manager in addition to training positions in a lot more phases. I have known a few people that I thought should be eligible for SSI Disability who could not get it, BUTi do not remember anyone getting benefits who whould not have. It is a tough process and more than one kind of specialist reviews the claim. If you were awarded benefits even in the appeals process, you deserve them. It is a privilage that you have earned and qualified for. Tell 'em all to go climba tree.