SSDisability

@CatEyes (2449)
United States
February 2, 2007 12:19am CST
How did you get your disability pay out and how long did it take. What did you have to do in order to get it? How did you have to prove that you had the disability? I just recieved my declination letter and will be requesting the paper work for a appeal. Any advice? Also what where your disabitlies that got you the pay out? Just curious. Thanks in advance..
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Actually, I was very lucky getting my State Disability benefits, because my family doctor is one of the main physicians in the network, as well as for workman's comp. It only took about 4 weeks to get my first check. I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hip joints and lower back, which makes it painful to walk. So I have to take pain pills every day. Good luck with your appeal. I hope it works out for you.
@AmbiePam (50465)
• United States
3 Feb 07
With RA, you sure as heck deserved to get on disablity as soon as possible. My cousin has that and she wants to work as long as she is able because as we all know, disablity barely gets you by. Thankfully, she teaches a lot of online classes and can work at home a lot.
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@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
2 Feb 07
My sister in law was hit on the head by her husband and became mentally disabled. Her husband wanted to take her children and live with another woman. She has been in many, many mental hospitals in the western part of the United States. She has to take psychotic medicine just to get by. When she appliced for SSI she was turned down. Can you imagine that? We had to get her a lawyer who finally got her SSI benefits for her.
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
2 Feb 07
OHHHH what a a hole. He hits her in the head and then takes her kids away AND lives with another women? He should be in jail and the kids with another family member.
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@AmbiePam (50465)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I'm sorry to say I can't be much encouragment. It took 5 years before I was granted SSI. They said my case had been "lost." From all I've been through, I know they pretty much automatically reject a person twice. Unless you are missing limbs and are insane they pretty much turn you down for anything. The third try, I found a lawyer who wouldn't ask for payment until or if I was granted SSI and I got some back pay money. You really need to get a lawyer like that because I would not have gotten it without him - even if he seemed slower than slow on my case. If you are happy about getting back pay, do not get too happy. They don't have to pay you the entire amount you should have gotten while you have been asking to be picked up on SSI or SSDI. And they count everything that goes into your bank account as income. One tip is: don't have more than $2,000 in any of your bank or savings account at any time. For me, that tip was laughable because I didn't have more than 200 dollars in my account more than one time. The second tip: if you are frustrated with a worker at your social security office or wherever you are that is handling this, do not let them see your frustration. I draw the line at sucking up to someone, but you have to be nice even when they are causing you fits. Their job is to help people, but it is also to make sure the person is as hard up as possible. Third: If you can, leave a trail of doctors. If you are ill, go see all the doctors you need to see. It was not a problem for me because hey, we are talking about disability and those who are disabled are going to see doctors. If you can get your primary care physician to write a letter to tell "them" flat out you are disabled, then that is a huge plus. From what I have learned, and this is sad to say, if you have a mental problem: bipolar, schizophrenia, an anxiety disorder...they consider those up there in the category where they are pretty sure to categorize you as disabled. But, don't ever suggest you have something you don't really have. They will do their homework.They ask doctors a person has never even seen to evaluate a person on what OTHER doctors have said about them. The positive thing is, after 5 years I was placed on SSI. It can and will happen, you have to have a lot of patience and a lot of prayer. Good luck!
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank you for your input. I have gone to soo many doctors and plan on going to some more for third opinion so they can not say I did not try. I don't have an account, my husband does. I am not on it in any way. I called a lawer yesterday (one that was suggested by a friend) and they said they will call me back to see if they will take me on? well, funny how that was put, but ok. I will find something out from this soon, at least I hope I will.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I've never had to get that before. So, I do not know exactly anything about it. Hope you find more information that you're looking for. Good luck.