SS called me.........

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by silky17, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. silky17

    silky17 New Member

    I receieved a call from a woman who was working on my case. She wanted to know anothers doctors address that I have been seeing. This one was after I went to "their" doctors.

    What do you guys think of that? Has anyone been contacted directly or just by letters? I am curious (probably analyzing to much) But thats my middle name. Hahahahaha

    I just so happen to not be at home. I also recieved a call form my HR dept at work. Kind of freaked me out.

    Let me know if anyone has anything to add.

    Debbie
  2. Sue50

    Sue50 New Member

    and asked a couple of questions, can't remember what they were now, but I don't think it is abnormal for them to contact you by phone, I did win on the first try.
    Sue
  3. natrlvr2

    natrlvr2 New Member

    I was contacted by phone and letters.Noone had a clue on what they were doing.Everyone of them misinformed me and they were all just as confused as me.
  4. sassyone

    sassyone New Member

    hi silky...about a month ago i filled out online app...then, just yesterday (tues) a lady called to ask me a few questions and said she would be sending app on the the office that makes the final decision...she said it could take up to 4 months....she was very nice but one thing i didnt understand is that she asked me how much my husband makes...ya know..that isn't supposed to matter at all in the decision to grant us disability....why would she ask that...have you called the person back yet that called you? hope today is a good day for you.
    sassyone
  5. sofy

    sofy New Member

    and I knew we had a good rapor. Your case worker makes the yes or no decision so you want to be on good terms. My case was sent to the regional distric center for verification of her YES approval and luckily they agreed.

    On my original form I had to list all the docs I had seen and I sent them a long list of all the specialists who said my problem what not in their area so go see the next guy and what I had been treated for.

    I was still going from doc to doc when they mailed me an appt for the cognitive testing. I called and asked if I could change cuz I has two appts, that I had waited for 3 months for at a major hospital. I told her how desperately I wanted to find an answer and get well and she was more than nice about changing the appt.

    I still had to see their gp and had to have cognitive testing done by their guy.

    Whatever they call or write and ask for bend over backwords to give it to them and if necessary call and ask if they need more.

    Do not get adversarial or abrasive with someone who will be making a yes or no decision on how you are going to survive in the future.
  6. BLUEROSE7

    BLUEROSE7 New Member

    Yes, as others have said it's pretty normal to get a call from them as well.

    Sassy....They ask about your husbands income becuase when you apply for SSDI they also see if your eligable for SSI...SSI is based on any income coming into your home. But not to worry this is normal....

    As far as SSDI, it has nothing to do with your hubbys income, all based on your past work history.

    Hugs
    Bluerose
  7. silky17

    silky17 New Member

    Is it either or SSI or SSDI. Or can we get both?

    Debbie
  8. BLUEROSE7

    BLUEROSE7 New Member

    It's possbile to get both. If you are eligable you can get SSI until your SSDI is approved.

    But the only way to get SSI is, if your income is below what they require...which has to be pretty low. With SSI they count all income coming into your home(like hubbys income) But if your income is low enough, you can recieve a SSI check a month, until your SSDI is approved.

    Hugs
    Bluerose

    P.S. If you qualify for SSI, you will also most likly qualify for food stamps etc.. to help you out until your SSDI is approved.

    One more thing SSI and SSDI are different!! SSI is based on how much income is coming into your home. SSDI is based on your past work history, how much you made!!

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