Acronyms for Social Security Disability

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cerise, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. cerise

    cerise New Member

    Even after 10 plus years of having an ongoing, unresolved Social Security Disability case, I still get confused on the acronyms. Thought I'd pass on my cheat sheet I keep by the computer. This info came straight from the horses mouth -- www.socialsecurity.gov --or-- www.ssa.gov

    SSA - SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
    SSDC - SOCIAL SECURITY (TITLE II) & SSI (TITLE XVI) CONCURRENT CLAIM

    SSDI - TITLE II SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE
    SSI - TITLE XVI - SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
    SSID - SSI DISABILITY (TITLE XVI)
    SDI - STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE
    SSP - STATE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENTS - OPTIONAL STATE SSI ADD ON


    Hope this helps -- because every little bit helps.
    Good luck, you're going to need it when it comes to SSA.
  2. kch64

    kch64 New Member

    Just saw your post. You need help with your disability case. I know of a company that can help you and they charge if you win your claim.

    Let me know if you want the name. I do get a referral fee if you sign up with them. My husbands disablity was resolved within 8 months. They win 93% of their filings.

  3. cerise

    cerise New Member

    Funny I was just working on my "written exceptions" which are due into the Appeals Council in 2 weeks! My husband filed for SSDI 2 years after I did and received benefits & a check in less than 18 months.

    I realize now my first attorney for the initial entitlement case was HORRIBLE and caused a lot of damage for me on the record, but that can also be difused. I thought I had the best of the best attorneys (through a recommendation from my Congressman)as my attorney wrote several published manuals for SSDI & he wrote the analysis of SSR 99-2p for the Social Security Advisory Service (ssas).

    My attorney retired and then came out retirement to be an ALJ. What I didn't know until after the fact was the ALJ who heard my case the second time, was not only the Chief Hearing Office ALJ and assigned my case to himself, he was also the former supervisor of my attorney when he became an ALJ.

    I did file a complaint for bias as there was a very big conflict or dispute between my former attorney and this ALJ. How he wound up half way across the country in the same jurisdiction where my former attorney practiced is beyond me! Since my former attorney's brother took over my case when his brother retired, I felt the Chief Hearing Office ALJ had no business assigning my case to himself! The 35 page decision speaks to that. In the meantime, Appeals Council remanded my case but never addressed my complaint.

    Because of the conflict, my attorney handed my case over to an associate to represent me at my THIRD Administrative Hearing earlier this year. So I am represented, but I am also frustrated and desperate!

    I'm not sure how anyone else can deal with my case any differently -- or if they would even want to except for the amount of money involved for past benefits should I win my case.

    But I'm always open to exploring any avenues that will move my case along. I am totally worn out just explaining and correcting all the misinformation these ALJ's have managed to enter into the record.

    My biggest problem is that the ALJ's don't like how my treating physician (CFS Specialist, board certified Immunologist)prepared his chart notes as in their opinion does not support his conclusions. By giving my treating physician "no weight" I got wiped off the map for SSDI.

    Thanks for your interest and help!

  4. kch64

    kch64 New Member

    Hi Cerise,

    Just Read your reply. The company's name is Allsup Incorporated. I will look for the brochure and send the information. If you call them, please mention the information I give you (my husband's name) We will get a referral fee from the company. They really came through for us. It was a much easier experience then going with a lawyer.

    They do everything possible to win the case. I'll look up the information for you this weekend and reply. If you want to write me directly, my e-mail address is ziggybop1@aol.com

    Kendra
  5. cerise

    cerise New Member

    Funny thing, based on your post previously, I decided to look into some of these organizations that help with SSD claims and it just so happens that I posted a questions to this very company you mentioned and am awaiting a response from them. But I will mention you referral and I will be in touch via e-mail.

    thanks again!

    Linda
  6. kch64

    kch64 New Member

    I'm glad you called them. If it can be won, they will do it.
    They were a God send for us. If they hadn't fought the battle, we would be without the support of SSI. Even though I work, my husband brought home a substantial income. When he lost his job due to illness, it was a big cut for us.
    the SSI is about half of what he made, but it's better than nothing. I'm not complaining.

    Let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

    Kendra