ALJ Has anyone been denied at this level?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by borntired, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. borntired

    borntired New Member

    I have been denied twice in one State and have since had to move because of financial reasons.

    My case was received by the ALJ in October of last year and I got an Advocate that advised SS that she was handling my case...that was Dec '05. It will be three years in November since I applied.

    I am really getting desperate. What has been your experience with the hearing level?

    Thanks,

    Borntired
  2. gerrijohnson315

    gerrijohnson315 New Member

    HEy Borntired!

    I was recommended to get an attorney after my first denial from Social Security. I didn't I waited until after my second. My attorney is representing me and has sent a letter to SS advising them of such. Now it is a waiting game. I have been waiting for 14 months to have my appeals haring. What a wonderful waiting game....lol...

    Good Luck
    Gerri
  3. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    I think that from what I seen and heard that close to

    66% of Claimants win there cases on the ALJ level. I've

    seen contrary info. on this website but believe that per-

    son was in error. My case was won on that level and I re-

    presented myself, however, I don't recommend it.

    Keep us informed concerning your progress!
    Best wishes,
    MRDAD
  4. sfrazier

    sfrazier New Member

    I was denied at the ALJ hearing but my attorney is filing an appeal. She also recomened that I file a new claim that way if I am approve on the second the appeal goes to to not wether I am disabled but how long ago I became disabled. I am going to call and set up an appointment appointment. The big thing is have a paper trail. When I think back to when I first filed and the paper trail I have now there is no contest. I have a much bigger paper trail this time so I am hoping I get approved first time around. Each state has their own waiting list so every one you talk to will probabaly tell you a different waiting list. I also wrote to my congressmand and explained what was going on so personally I think that helped. I wish you all the luck in the world and hope you get approved at the hearing stage.....SueF.
  5. glk2756

    glk2756 New Member

    Hi,
    I was denied once and reapplied several years later and denied again. I had an atty. both times and the second hearing I did get approved. I think it is Fibromyalgia Network that has SSDI info on a successful outcome from a Disability Atty. They recommend seeing Specialists so for Fibromyalgia saw Rheumatologist regularly for follow-ups. Had Physical therapy, counseling, etc. for chronic pain condition. It has only been a couple years that fibromyalgia has been a Diagnosis within the Social Security system and my 2nd application was after that date.
  6. TAM

    TAM New Member

    HI BORNTIRED,
    WHEN I APPYED FOR SSD I KEPT GETTING DENIED. THEN TWO MORE YEARS PASSED WITH NO LETTER OR ANSWER FROM SS I THOUGHT THEY FORGOT ABOUT ME OR LOST MY FILE. BUT FINALLY I GOT A PAPER STATING MY HEARING IN FRONT OF A JUDGE THAT WAS THE NEXT STEP AFTER BEING DENIED THE OTHER TIMES. AND I WENT AND THE JUDGE APPROVED ME.

    SO TRY TO HANG IN THERE I MEAN NO DISRESPECT BUT SS TAKES FOREVER TO GET BACK WITH YOU WHILE YOUR STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET. I HOPE YOUR APPROVED THIS TIME AROUND AND IF YOU ARE AT LEAST YOUR BACKPAY CHECK WILL BE WORTH IT BECAUSE YOU WILL GET SSD FROM THE DAY YOU FIRST FILED.
    TAKE CARE, GOOD LUCK.
    TAMMY
  7. borntired

    borntired New Member

    Thanks for all your responses.

    Today I got an email from my Attorney's office to set up an appointment with her (set for 2 1/2 hours) to go over records and explain to me about the hearing process. It seems, even though, I didn't ask but for her to take me in for this step might mean that I probably have a hearing date in August or September. I'm just making an assumption.

    God Bless you all.

    Thanks,

    Joan