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Old 06-22-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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lupus, is my illness, waiting 3 years is a long time, been denied 2 times, now its in appeal... why is the wait so long, live in california and yes i do have an attorney, i'm 54 yrs.old and my disability will not let me work anymore, i've worked all of my life since i was 16 yrs. old..................
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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lupus, is my illness, waiting 3 years is a long time, been denied 2 times, now its in appeal... why is the wait so long, live in california and yes i do have an attorney, i'm 54 yrs.old and my disability will not let me work anymore, i've worked all of my life since i was 16 yrs. old..................
Probably because many people with Lupus can and do work so proving you cannot is that much more difficult. What is it about your Lupus that makes it so you can't work?
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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lupus, is my illness, waiting 3 years is a long time, been denied 2 times, now its in appeal... why is the wait so long, live in california and yes i do have an attorney, i'm 54 yrs.old and my disability will not let me work anymore, i've worked all of my life since i was 16 yrs. old..................
It's complicated. Prehearing levels are conducted by your state agency. The hearing will be conducted by Social Security Administrative Law Judges. When will you turn 55?
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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I filed an appeal request tonight for my 2cd denial. My concern and question is what should you do if you don't have a ton of documentation because of not being able to afford specialized care? I am so frustrated because I know that if I had more proof of how severe my DDD is in my spine things would go faster.
Its a claim. if not verifiable the it not qualifying.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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lupus, is my illness, waiting 3 years is a long time, been denied 2 times, now its in appeal... why is the wait so long, live in california and yes i do have an attorney, i'm 54 yrs.old and my disability will not let me work anymore, i've worked all of my life since i was 16 yrs. old..................
Read this:

Social Security Disability & SSI Benefits for Lupus | Disability Secrets
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Probably because many people with Lupus can and do work so proving you cannot is that much more difficult. What is it about your Lupus that makes it so you can't work?
Excellent point (although it's a point that has been made many times in this thread.) Some people with Lupus can work. Some can't. If you can work, you do not qualify for disability.

Anyone with a potentially debilitating medical condition denied, unless there are data to indicate an inability to work (e.g. records from a medication doctor that explicitly indicate an inability to work.) The diagnosis, in and of itself, is not enough. I imagine a large number of claims are denied simply because they do not have data that indicate an inability to work.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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You will most likely get turned down the first time for SSI and SSDI but DO NOT GIVE UP. The file has just started. Make sure you have your doctors on your side and make sure you have specialist that have seen you to know you condition is severe. Every step of the way see another Doctor such as a specialist so there is more medical evidence of your condition and how it affects your daily life. Write or call for your entire file from Social Security. They will send it to you they have to and you can then see what their doctors have written about you. I have seen Social Security Doctors patients are sent to say this person would be a hazard in the workplace and Social Security still deny them. So the key is to stay diligent. If funds are low find things to sell on eBay or at yard sales to get by. Don't let them scare you off from getting the benefits you deserve. It's a horrible feeling to be disabled and seems no one will listen to you. Try an advocate before an attorney as they are very knowledge of the systems of Social Security and do not take the percentage that an attorney will. What ever you do get your appeal in the mail in a timely fashion. IF possible before you appeal make sure you have seen another doctor to support your claim.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Nowhere near Chicago
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This is, actually, not true.

If the impairment meets the SS criteria, the disability claim is approved with no regard to age, education or work history.

SS workers love these cases as they are quick, clean and improve their turn around time immensely. Each SS worker is evaluated by their case turn around time. And each decision, whether approved or disapproved, has to be backed up with facts.

So a claim that clearly meets the criteria is a welcome case to the disability worker.
THIS is untrue. I'm applying for the second time, THIS time with a firm, representing me. I've been fighting since 2011...... And have had friends who had cancer turned down the first time. I've had friends who had conditions so horrific, they were bed ridden, couldn't feed themselves, bathe themselves, sit without assistance... DENIED.

There is a list. That I agree with. That's not disputable. That it is the rule of thumb, used for acceptance or denial, is NOT the case.

MOST of the people I know, personally, have had to be denied the first time, unless they had someone representing them, and go a second, sometimes a third time, and by this time, they've lost everything they own.

I live by the kindness of my friends. I don't have a dime and still have bills coming in. The only reason I have a place to stay is due to tenants in my house, who pay the mortgage. Food, toiletries, money to pay my utilities, gas for a rundown car, money to use public transportation, ALL comes from friends. And I have to beg to get the help. I'm no ones responsibility.

The system is a JOKE and it's seemingly set up to discourage people from going a second round, a third round, whatever.

I'm not giving up. Even if I have to live in a friends garage, I'm not giving up. GET SOMEONE TO REPRESENT YOU FROM THE GET GO!



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Old 08-12-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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It's complicated. Prehearing levels are conducted by your state agency. The hearing will be conducted by Social Security Administrative Law Judges. When will you turn 55?
I was told when you turn 55 then there is no way they can tell you that any job will work it has to be your ability to do the job you had when you became disabled, which makes it harder to deny you.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: deep forest...BEARS?
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You will most likely get turned down the first time for SSI and SSDI but DO NOT GIVE UP. The file has just started. Make sure you have your doctors on your side and make sure you have specialist that have seen you to know you condition is severe. Every step of the way see another Doctor such as a specialist so there is more medical evidence of your condition and how it affects your daily life. Write or call for your entire file from Social Security. They will send it to you they have to and you can then see what their doctors have written about you. I have seen Social Security Doctors patients are sent to say this person would be a hazard in the workplace and Social Security still deny them. So the key is to stay diligent. If funds are low find things to sell on eBay or at yard sales to get by. Don't let them scare you off from getting the benefits you deserve. It's a horrible feeling to be disabled and seems no one will listen to you. Try an advocate before an attorney as they are very knowledge of the systems of Social Security and do not take the percentage that an attorney will. What ever you do get your appeal in the mail in a timely fashion. IF possible before you appeal make sure you have seen another doctor to support your claim.
This, I believe, is close to the truth. You have to see many doctors and have them get to know you well enough so that they can see how impaired you are. Just having a diagnosis won't necessarily work, they have to know YOUR actual situation before they can write a good letter on your behalf. In detail, how does your disability prevent you from working.

Also, the more things that are wrong with you the better. You don't have to just pick one disability. If you have three things going on, then go to doctors and get it documented that you have three things that interfere with your ability to work. The more the better.

When I got SSDI for my Ex it was relatively easy because he had a total breakdown from PTSD and was totally crazy, doing all sorts of dangerous things. He got fired and the company was suing him--so it was pretty obvious (and horrible.) The VA wrote letters and I went to my local county representative who had an in-office worker to help me expedite the claim. They told me that people are always turned down the first time, usually the second time, often the third time. They said that people need to keep on trying and be sure to provide loads of specific documentation.
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