I've been on SSI since 1998.It took me 5 years to get it. I was just up for my medical review/reevaluation and I finally heard from them. I have been approved for the next 5 years.Yahoo! That is a load off my mind. I don't have a doctor that is informed about my illnes even though I have tried. I also tried to find one that was educated (or willing to be) on the medical plan offered through Medicaid, but was unsuccessful. Just thought I'd mention it to encourage others.It can be done if you don't give up or they don't exhaust into giving up. Hope this helps someone else feeling frustrated with this system.