OMG, My SS Disability went through!!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by LuvQuilting, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. LuvQuilting

    LuvQuilting New Member

    What a battle this has been and I burst into tears when I found out. It was March of 06 when I first applied. I was turned down twice and hired a lawyer. I was on the waiting list for a hearing before a judge and I just got notice in Jan. that it was approved without a hearing!! I'm so happy and relieved to finally have it over.

    So, don't give up if you are waiting. It's a ton of work but I was determined. I don't just have FM though so it helps to have more I think. I have peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel, a voice disorder and a ruptured disk in my back.

    Good luck to all of you trying; I honestly didn't think it would happen.
  2. emmally

    emmally New Member

    Thats great!! Did you have any labwork that showed any active viruses (ebv, lyme, hhv6, etc..,)to support your CFS. I am waiting right now to hear about my application.
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  3. LuvQuilting

    LuvQuilting New Member

    I did have bloodwork that showed questionable lyme but not sure if it was submitted for review since that happened later.
  4. LuvQuilting

    LuvQuilting New Member

    I was so grateful to my attorney although between all my hard work, the doctors and my lawyer, I 'm not quite sure who all did what except for my end.

    Thanks for the tip on the banking and I think we're going to use the retroactive pay to finally get our back porch rebuilt which is leaking terribly. The monthly payments are going to pay off the house quicker. We're going to pretend like it doesn' exist.
  5. buttercakes

    buttercakes New Member

    Congrats!!! I just won my case a few weeks ago, what a relief!!

    When will your review be???

    Mine is 5-7 years, I hope I can just stay on it, I also have neuropathy, and nerve damage in my neck, and a very positive Lyme test.

    Again, congrats, Sandie
  6. wildflowers2

    wildflowers2 New Member

    Mine is feb 18 for the second time..........

    glad you got yours..!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. hensue

    hensue New Member

    Do you mine me asking what state you live in?
  8. LuvQuilting

    LuvQuilting New Member

    I live in Ohio and we are so backed up here with cases, so I hear.

    I'm not sure when my review will be; I haven't heard yet.
  9. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I am so happy for is good news for all of us to hear when someone takes notice of chronic pain.

    Boy, what a relief you must feel!
  10. loto

    loto Member

    congrats!!! i'm happy for you

  11. LuvQuilting

    LuvQuilting New Member

    Thanks everyone and I hope all of you who have applied will have the same results especially those who are having very hard financial times.
  12. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    I bet this feels like an incredible weight has lifted from your shoulders.

    I have a friend in Indiana who is going to apply for disability. However, they are also very backed up.

    I thought there were suppose to be more judges appointed to help this backlog. Would that be state of federal?

    Again, congratulations.

  13. LuvQuilting

    LuvQuilting New Member

    I believe that's done through the state and ours just appointed a couple more which must have helped.
  14. campbeck97

    campbeck97 New Member

    So happy for you , I received mine last year after a very long wait,so know what a stress it can be on you. Try to do something nice for yourself....relax now,you deserve it! Again congratulations!!!