Question about my first SSDI appt next week...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by catmom50, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. catmom50

    catmom50 New Member

    And I am wondering what types of things does SSDI take into consideration for qualifying? I have FMS, sciatic pain, asthma, depression, fatigue, sleep disorder.....
    Just wondering if I am forgetting something that I may have that I should include??
    What types of things did you put on your apps?

    [This Message was Edited on 06/03/2006]
  2. hopeful4

    hopeful4 New Member



    For some excellent advice on how to win SSD, please see articles by Scott Davis. He's an attorney specializing in SSD.

    You can find a list of his articles at:
    http://www2.rpa.net/~lrandall/disabled.html
    or
    google Scott Davis disability

    Some of his articles are right here at ProHealth, click on Library tab, then search.

    Here is a listing of the articles:


    Filing For Disability

    The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. - Hubert H. Humphrey


    Listing of Impairments
    The Social Security Administration's Listing of Impairments. A section-by-section description of requirements for Social Security disability benefits for adults.

    Listings of Impairments. An overview.

    Winning Your Disability Case in Three Words: Frequency, Severity and Duration by Scott E. Davis, Esq. 8-30-03

    Completing Disability Forms: Five Critical Tips to Keep in Mind for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Patients by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Winning Your Disability Case with the Help of Co-Workers, Family Members and Friends by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    How To Talk with your Physician about Supporting your Disability Claim by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Winning Your Social Security Disability Claim: 15 Mistakes You Can Not Afford to Make! by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Five Crucial Steps to Winning your CFS Disability Case by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Disability Claim Killers - What you don't know could be fatal to your Fibromyalgia and CFS claim! by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Why it is Important to Address Psychological Issues in your Chronic Pain Disability Case by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Win Your Disability Case by Obtaining Your Personnel File From Work by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Do You Need A Disability Attorney? Important Points to Consider by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Persevere on disability claims by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Earn More and Still Qualify for Disability, say Recent SSA Rules by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Can Someone Please Tell Me How Social Security Defines “Disability?” by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    SSDI: When Should You Hire an Attorney? by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Why CFS/FM Sufferers Lose Their SSDI Claims by Janet Mizrahi

    Obtaining Disability Benefits: Can I Work after I Have Filed A Disability Claim? by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Obtaining Disability Benefits: Can I Work After I Have Filed a Disability Claim (Part II)? by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Obtaining Disability Benefits: How and When to Talk to Your Doctor by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Disability Benefits and Fibromyalgia: Getting Your Ducks Lined Up by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Obtaining Social Security Disability: Two Compelling Reasons To File Your Claim by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Obtaining Social Security Disability:Do I Qualify For Disability Benefits? by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Obtaining Social Security Disability: How to Begin the Process by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Your Disability Insurance Questions Answered! by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Obtaining Disability Benefits - David versus Goliath? by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Five Crucial Steps to Winning your CFS Disability Case by Scott E. Davis, Esq.

    Disability Benefits Primer.

    Social Security and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): information based on the new ruling.

    CFS & FMS: Obtaining Disability Benefits - David versus Goliath? by Disability Attorney Scott E. Davis.

    Social Security Disability FAQ's
    Frequently asked questions. This is a good place to start. Within minutes, all the questions I had been afraid to ask or felt confused about concerning Social Security Disability were answered. I was tremendously relieved~!

    Social Security Disability
    The Social Security Disability Home Page. Complete information on the Social Security Disability Program.

    Help with SSI Disability.

    Providing Medical Evidence to the Social Security Administration for People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a guide for Health Professionals. SSA Pub. 64-063ICN 953800.

    Social Security Disability Outline 2002/2003 by Douglas M. Smith, Attorney At Law.

    Social Security Advisory Service
    SSAS offers information about Social Security and its programs, but is not affiliated with the Social Security Administration (SSA) or any other agency. Key disability rulings, the latest SSA information, and the SSAS Newsletter make this a very informative site. Be sure to click the SSAS HotLinks button for an incredible listing of links to resources and information.

    Helping Fibromyalgia Patients Obtain Social Security Disability. By Joshua Potter, Esq.

    Social Security Information. Documentation of the Social Security Administration's adjudication of disability claims involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

    National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
    An association of over 3,000 attorneys and paralegals who represent Social Security and Supplemental Security Income claimants. This is a valuable resource for people who need help or information about Social Security benefit programs and obtaining representation.

    Social Security Disability Law Practitioners. I do not endorse any of these but put them here to give you the option of contacting an attorney in your area.

    The Social Security Administration
    This is the Social Security Administration's own home page.

    Social Security Information. Documentation of the Social Security Administration's adjudication of disability claims involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

    Filing for Disability.

  3. hopeful4

    hopeful4 New Member

  4. LouiseK

    LouiseK New Member

    I am relatively new to the site and curious as to why I don't see recommendations for him when people are asking for good atty's? For those of you who have been "around" here for a while this is probably redundant but I would love to hear the low-down on him. I would have to assume lots of people here have used him.

    Thanks so much . . .faced with filing myself in the next couple of months and have no idea where to begin.

    I can say one thing though, it isn't good that you usually can't retain an attorney until you have screwed everything up on your own and been turned down a couple of times. I suppose it saves people being taken advantage of by unscrupulous attorneys but I'm sure it costs many people their cases.

    Any rate, what's the deal on this Scott Davis?

    Thx.
  5. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    check it out..

    jodie
  6. Imfinetoo

    Imfinetoo New Member

    If you have trouble concentrating, have seen a counselor or psychologist, etc. be sure to put that down. When I won my appeal I won it for fibromyalgia and psychological problems. So be sure to add anything you can in that regard. If you don't have a lawyer, you might want to get one. Most people that I know who have won their disability have had to get a lawyer.

    Good luck and God bless.