My mother in law has filed for disability due to Fibromyalgia among other symptoms and has been denied 2x and is waiting on her so called lawyer to call her with a hearing date. There are several "problems" with her case such as her lawyer is in Missouri and we're in NC. She's been sent to several doctors by disability but hasn't heard a thing. She's been waiting 2 1/2 years since her original application. She has now been waiting over 6 months for the hearing date. How long does this usually take? Not that I don't love my MIL but having her live with us is a strain on our family as she requires as much care/financial support as my children do. She's told me she can't file for medicaid or food stamps as that will interfere with her disability claim. Anyone know if there is any validity to this? Any assistance you can provide would be appreciated.