I have been trying to be patient with the red tape of disability. It just seems to get crazier and crazier. I was diagnosed with fm March, 2007. I ended up quitting my job over the exertion on my body. I waited the six months to apply for disability, which was ok. I was denied in Feb-March 2008, and retained an attorney then. Well here it is October and I still have not had my court hearing. I've been told the state is backlogged almost a year in cases. Is this insane? I have worked since I was 12, now I live on welfare. I feel so humiliated. Please someone tell me this is normal.