Well, still waiting on an answer, nearly 3 years of waiting... anyway, I was denied and then filed an appeal and had a hearing back earlier this year. My attorneys office called to let me know that a decision was finally made a few days ago and that I would be recieving notification most likely within the next 30 days. I asked them if it was a favorable decision and they told me that they would not divulge the information to them, that it the judge had only made the decision and had handed it down to a "writer" or "rider" or something like that... I really didn't understand what they meant and my case worker wasn't there (apparently the attorney who was present at my hearing wasn't either, when I called back)... This firm has nation-wide commercials and pretty much are supposed to be very good at their job, but I had to do a lot of my own footwork with these guys. I am hoping something is finally happening with this. Has anyone ever been told this? Is this pretty much par for the course? In other words, does this sound like the norm where disability decisions are concerned? I feel like I might just scream sometimes waiting for an answer It's so hard on all of us knowing that we can't work all this time, but wondering what we're going to do if it doesn't pass... I know that God has taken good care of me and I should not worry, but the system really bugs me sometimes. Thanks for listening... er reading.