I am wondering just how many times do I have to call them on status of my application? I applied for SSI, this past July, and appealed for SSDI. So I know that in checking my status online I can't check for SSI online but for SSDI I can. So now I am just waiting patiently. I did finally get through to them and they said that if I do not hear anything by December 28th, to call them and check. So now I am nervous as well that is next month, and I am hoping and praying for a miracle here. Six months with no money coming in at all is just over the top here. I am deciding on what my next move will be and thinking of trying to go back to work next year to help get some experience in my major if they do not approve me for either disability program. I need to be able to survive here and the government just does not care about whether you do or not. Should I continue to keep pursuing this as I continue to keep falling under financially? I live with my family and the welfare departments look at their income to decide on whether I qualify for funds. My folks will return next year so I am wondering if I can apply for welfare then as they will not have any income then. Do you think that is possible? I live in California. Anyway we shall see what they do. I want to win disability but I don't want to give up a portion of my winnings if I win to an attorney, LOL I need that money ya know. But will do whatever I need to do for now. Do you have any advice or suggestions/comments?