ssid approval

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by battyforbeanies, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. battyforbeanies

    battyforbeanies New Member

    I just wanted to share my good news. I finally got my approval letter today. And it has been approved from Dec. 22, 2000. I know reading about all of the times others have been approved has kept my hopes alive so I thought I would share to give others hope. I didn't have an attorney when I went before the judge, but getting this letter today says to me that was okay. And I saved the 25%. But if I had it to do all over again I would have hired an attorney so somebody else could have the headaches and stress from the fight.
    Good Luck to all who are still fighting. I will keep you in my prayers,
    Vickie C.
  2. battyforbeanies

    battyforbeanies New Member

    I just wanted to share my good news. I finally got my approval letter today. And it has been approved from Dec. 22, 2000. I know reading about all of the times others have been approved has kept my hopes alive so I thought I would share to give others hope. I didn't have an attorney when I went before the judge, but getting this letter today says to me that was okay. And I saved the 25%. But if I had it to do all over again I would have hired an attorney so somebody else could have the headaches and stress from the fight.
    Good Luck to all who are still fighting. I will keep you in my prayers,
    Vickie C.
  3. AnnetClo

    AnnetClo New Member

    is it necessary to have letters or notes from specialists in order to qualify for disability. I was reading another post and if I understood it correctly that's what this lady was saying. Not ready to file, but just curious.

    Hugs
    Annette 2
  4. battyforbeanies

    battyforbeanies New Member

    My doctors sent in papers on my case but I never seen any of them but the one from my counselor. I just told about my pain and my daily life. Whatever doctor that knows your case is who will help you the most. My approval letter even said something about not taking their doctors word on my condition since he didn't know my background or anything.
    If or when you do apply I wish you good luck. I am hearing about more and more people getting approved for this DD daily. The one thing I will stress is that any condition that you have wrong with you put it down on your papers when you fill them out. I was approved for mine with four qualifiers Severe degenerative arthritis of the knees,fibromyalgia, obesity and depression.
    Vickie C.
  5. donmia

    donmia New Member

    Congratulations. Wonderful news. I got my letter a few weeks ago. I had an attorney.But, it was still very stressful.I hope he was stressed too.lol
    Donna
  6. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    I'm glad for you, and always good to hear positive outcomes--it gives everyone else here some hope! Thanks for sharing your good news--

    Hugs,
    Pam
  7. SaraD

    SaraD New Member

    Thank you for the update and another praise report. I am running to my mailbox everyday, it's driving me crazy. My hearing (with an attorney) was on August 2nd, I can't take the wait much longer.... Thank you.
    Sarad
  8. allhart

    allhart New Member

    congrats on the ssdi,i go to court on nov 18 i dont have an attoney and belive me i tried to find one so any advice you can give me would be gratley appracted

    thankd kara
  9. vonda

    vonda New Member

    Wanted to let everyone know to keep up the good fight, be patient..very, very patient and trust in God. On Monday, I finally got the approval letter from the ALJ on my disability!! I began this process in March of 2001, had my long term disability denied from Unum; filed for ssi in july. Denied in October; appealed in January; hired a lawyer in February; had my hearing in June of this year and finally, got it. It was a long haul; there were times I didn't think it would get any better. Don't get me wrong i still have the pain and the bad days, but the stressor of the finances has been lifted. They approved me on four medical reasons and two of them: chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia WERE RECOGNIZED!!! Also the monthly amount is not much, but it's a lot better than what I had been getting. Now I want to concentrate on getting well and want to take this year to do it. Research, research all I can because I'm to young to feel this damn old and I have an energetic grandson that needs me..so to all who are at the end of your rope..tie a knot and hang on. And by all means use this support site..reading the posts and empathsizing?? relating helps get you through the "crazy" times. God Bless this board and its originators.

    Vonda
  10. JadeRoze

    JadeRoze New Member

    This is wonderful news! I was wondering though, did you have to go to court? I only ask because I'm getting ready to take off for FL for the winter. Hubby will stay here in RI and the snow but I stay with his Daddy in FL. If you did have to go for a hearing how much time did they give you to get back to them? I don't want to switch all of my paper work to FL and have to start off with a new attorney.

    I pray for all of you out there. I thought my life was bad before but when it hit my feet also life has become a real challenge. Have you ever tried to walk on the sides of your feet? It looks real silly. The only way I can keep in touch with anyone is by e-mail since I can't even read my own writing. Can't spell either.

    Stress level is high but when I hear about all of you getting your money it helps me think that one of these days I'll get a check. I've been out of work since March of 99 and it has taked a real chunk out of our lives. Helps to have a spouse that is understanding. Even comes home during the day from work when he calls and finds me crying again. Seems like you'd eventually run out of tears but guess that just isn't going to happen.

    God bless and soft hugs!
  11. mfigue

    mfigue New Member

    I'm happy to hear news like this, because I'm new to the boards and it just gives people like me encouragement to keep on living. That we can still put up a good fight and that we are not alone. Thanks for sharing!

    God Bless and Soft Hugs,
    MFL
    [This Message was Edited on 11/09/2002]
  12. battyforbeanies

    battyforbeanies New Member

    I just wanted to thank you all for sharing in my good news. I didn't have an attorney like I said. My niece was going to represent me, because I get so confused. Well when the judge heard this she filled me in on some info and I thought I would do better with letting her ask the questions. I was able to ask any if I felt that something else needed asked but the judge did such a good job with the questions even my niece said she asked the same questions she would have. I have seen many topics on here with such good advice. I seen some of them after my hearing.
    I have the letter here. I had five days to send the letter back saying I got notice and would be there. Plus the letter came at least 20 days before the hearing. I hope this helps the Lady from R.I.
    I just answered everything truthfully, but one of the best pieces of advice I have read about this is to answer all questions as it is your worst days of pain. Yes you may feel better on some days, but if you were working you know as well as I do you would be having bad days.
    I hope this helps somebody else. I have noticed more and more cases are being approved. Myself and two others in my support group have been approved in the last six weeks.
    Good luck to all that are still fighting. I will keep you in my prayers. I know the stress is hard and I will pray that you can have less stress and a quick approval.
    Thanks again,
    Vickie C.