I applied for SSDI back in ...well I cant remember exactly. I know I applied one time in 2002 or 03 but was denied and I tried to find a job like they said I could. Yes I was stupid but I didnt know enough about disability and the letters to know to appeal. I believed the letter and was crushed when they said I was able to work and that maybe I should believe them so I tried desperately to find some sort of job in my area that I could do. I searched for over a year to find this job but of course it wasnt to be found. I then reapplied for disability. This time I knew to fight till the bitter end. The last time I worked was in 2001. When I did my application it was for SSDI but the man also did an application for SSI in case I met the qualifications for that program as well. I almost immediately got a denial letter for SSI based on resources because of vehicles that were listed in my name that had been junked but the titles were still listed in DMV. Then I languished for the next 2 years or so waiting thru the denials and appeals for my hearing with the ALJ. My hearing is on May 11. Next friday. I got a call from Social Security today asking me some questions. They said that they were going through my file and needed to update my SSI application because it needed to be reopened. They said the vehicles shouldnt have been counted against me and that I should have been eligible for SSI from 2005. ??? Then the man asked me...when is your hearing date? I told him. Does this sound like they know something I dont? Like I am being approved? And exactly what happens if you are eligible for SSI for part of the time but SSDI for other parts and can you be for both or what...Im so confused.