Hi all, I would like anyones advice and opinions for my upcoming SSDI hearing on Thursday. It has now been a year and a half since we filed. I do have an attorney. Due to the long delays as everyone knows with SSA I decided to write a letter to my Congressman and both state Senators. Low and behold we received a notice for our hearing very quickly. My lawyer went ahead and filed an OTR (On The Record Decision) meaning that the ALJ could decide based on the facts and medical evidence without having to go to the hearing. Included in the file were two functional disability reports by two board certified MD's finding me disabled. There were many diagnosis: CFS, Lyme, Reiter's Syndrome, and Common Variable ImmunoDeficiency. I just got very disturbing news today that our OTR was denied and we now have to go to the hearing. I am amazed with so many doctors reports, a very well documented medical history, consistenly being on antibiotics and fungals, now on IVIG Gamma Globulin, and two physicians concurring that I am disabled that the Administrative law Judge could not make an OTR? Is this common or uncommon? Does anyone have any advice on what to do prior to the hearing and at the hearing? I am really looking for some help here and would greatly appreciate some advice? I am very worried, and have been receiving family finacial support for years now and they are not in a position to keep doing this. Finally, my age and education is strongly working against me. I am 37 and have a Bachelor's degree. Thank you all very much for your help.