have my hearing on sept 3rd

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by baeder31, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. baeder31

    baeder31 New Member

    Okay I'm really nervous I have my Hearing for disability on Sept 3rd in Jekintown, I have to bring all my medicine's, there will be a job specialist person there, what happens at these kinds of things..
  2. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    I can imagine how stressful these hearings must be. I'm just starting the process for short term disability and I feel like fish out of water.

    I send you much luck with your hearing and pray for a positive outcome.

    All the best,

    Eileen
  3. pattyholland

    pattyholland New Member

    Hi, had my hearing july 10.

    Dont no anything yet, judge said I would know something within 60 days.

    The hearing only took about 15 min. The judge ask me a few ? And I cried like a baby.

    It was so hard for me to even talk, I had wrote down everything I use to do and what I can do now.

    Then my lawyer ask a few ? and it was over.

    There was a advocate person in there (job specialists) but the judge didnt ask him nothing, hopeing that is a good thing.

    I could tell you to try and relax but that isnt going to happen and tell it is over, I had myself in a big fare that, But atleast the judge got to see the sick me.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

    Patty
  4. ChyC

    ChyC New Member

    It's stressful and know how that is, so be strong. For myself I got an disability lawyer and had 2 witnesses who testified on how my health had declined in the 10+ years that they had known me. This was at the final hearing where we were all present but before that they had turned me down twice - which was why in the final hearing I had the opportunity to show 1st hand how my health had declined. When they accepted that I was disabled enough to recieve my disability I was so happy. My case was in Canada.

    Good luck and take charge where you are able too and let them know how you were and how you are now. Especially if this is possible for you to do.

    Chy
  5. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    I know how nerve-racking this can be.

    The best advice that I could give is one that most have given and that is to tell the truth.

    pattyholland, I knew that you had your hearing July 10th because I remembered yours being just before mine. I had one on the 24th. I haven't heard anything from my hearing either. The judge said it would take around 60 days. The wait is soooooo long.

    baeder, hang in there; just be yourself because you are the one that knows how you feel. The judge did tell me that by being in front of him, he could see who I am and talk with me to better understand my problems. Like I said, I have no answer at this time but hopefully soon.

    Take care,

    BlueSky
  6. misskoji

    misskoji Member

    Basicly it was myself, my rep., the judge, the court reporter, and the occupational expert appointed by the court.

    I too was real nervous and went straight into panic attack before the hearing. But do relax, it's not as bad as you may think, I promise!

    I was asked basic questions by the judge, and he directed some questions toward the occupational dude and my rep. I cried and sobbed the whole time telling how this has affected me.

    The questions asked of me were basic. Can you do this, do you do that kind of thing. Nothing tricky or that you have to think about. Just be honest and you'll be just fine!

    Best of luck and please don't sweat it too much.
  7. mjwarchol

    mjwarchol New Member

    I had a vocational expert at my hearing and a medical expert that testified over the phone on speaker. The medical expert spoke first, and cited all the info in a 4 page letter my doctor wrote. He said that that made my case. Within the first two minutes we knew we won.

    The vocational expert did not need to say a word. The judge agreed with the medical expert regarding my doctors letter, and awarded me on the spot.

    The VE are there to testify what kind of jobs you might be able to do, or what you can't do. Best of luck on your case.

    M J
  8. baeder31

    baeder31 New Member

    Talked to my lawyer and my spouse is going to write a letter about what he see's we struggle with at home and how my kids help me out with household things i aldo have my mom writing a letter do to she is here often and stays with us and helps out as well.
  9. kking0412

    kking0412 New Member

    dress down, minimal work on hairstyle, makeup. otherwise, act like its a normal day when you are at home and not going to make it out. if you use braces/supports/anything, use them. if your meds increase the fog, it will only help to take them. if you are in anything for anxiety, take it!

    they will go thru your file, ask a lot of questions about it, what you can and cannot do. the judge asked the voctional rep gal 'if, given the current health circumstances, could this person go back to the kind of job she held before" (or close to that) answer, no. and then they scaled it down by job skills until I had 4 'no' answers. they still made me see 2 SSD mandated drs after this so don't freak. I have a friend that works for SSD and she says that is done to further support your case (which it did, according to the approval letter)
    be honest. you'll do great. GOOD LUCK!
  10. kking0412

    kking0412 New Member

    don't know where you are but the 60 days was BS here. my hearing was 12/19/07; my SSD dr appt's done by mid-March; my approval letter was dated 6/25/08. write your elected officials ~ I got my approval and back pay within a month after contacting Sen McCaskill's office; my first month check should be next month.
  11. SerenityPheonix

    SerenityPheonix New Member

    I agree with what kk said regarding how to dress. I f you get all dressed up with makeup, hair and clothing then it appears as though you are more capable than not to handle life.

    The day I went to my hearing there was a person known as the JLJ(basically the deciding person). There was another person there, but I'm not sure what they were..someone else to help decide my case I suppose.

    I wore what I might wear around the house, no make up and just pulled my hair back (it was hot). I'd also overdone my activities the day before(you know how our bodys are after being rundown)so I was feeling pretty rough. All it took was to be questioned and I basically broke down. It was very apparent that I was not able to be working and wasnt even functioning enough to handle the hearing. I had written as much as I could remember about my activity ability and lack thereof in order to not forget anything if I were to breakdown.

    I was granted. this was only the second time of filing having been denied already. I was fortunate. I was granted at about the 18 month point plus backpay for 1 year.

    I do wish you the best and hope this has helped a little.

    Good luck....
  12. angelscutoo

    angelscutoo New Member

    I wish you great luck with this as I know it is very stressful. I was very fortunate and was recently approved and it felt like a great burden was released from my shoulders.
  13. baeder31

    baeder31 New Member

    OKAY WELL I WROTE THINGS DOWN THAT I COULD REMEMBER AND SHOULD I TAKE MY MEDICINE BEFORE I GO SINCE IS MAKES ME FEEL DIZZY AND TIRED, IDK I HAVE TO TAKE MY SOME OF MY MED'S 2-3 TIMES A DAY., I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO OR EVEN WEAR, I WAS TOLD NOT TO WEAR JEANS BUT NOT A DRESS EITHER SO IDK, I'M JUST FEELING ALL CONFUSED AND STUFF.