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Disability Time, again

Postby marymac » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:26 pm

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Re: SSDI Approved

Postby razzle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:48 am
congrats Gun flint
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Re: SSDI Approved

Postby marymac » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:12 am
Happy for you Gunflint. Hope I'll be able to say the same in a few months.
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Re: SSDI Approved

Postby gunflint » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:28 pm
I'm pulling for you marymac. This whole process from pain and function loss to a life changing diagnosis to financial worries is hard enough. A confirmed diagnosis of SM should be all they require to approve anyone for SSDI. The problem is that there are millions of people trying to get on SSDI because they don't feel like working. This clogs up the whole system and causes delays for those that are truly deserving. The sad thing is this will only get worse and then they will run out of money. But that's for another topic.

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Re: SSDI Approved

Postby marymac » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:10 am
Hi Ho Friends and Gunflint especially

Hi Ho Friends and Gunflint especially:

Had the SS interview via phone Tuesday, followed by lots of paperwork. I may be "brain fogged" but seems to me they ask the same questions 3 different ways. . . is it me? Don't like to be redundant, but jeesh, I can't do what I can't do, no matter how many times they ask me. Told me I am applying for disability, as nothing else works with their requirements. I have told them Obamacare does not work for me: aren't you in the same position? They insurance companies are happy to take me and my money with the "pre-existing" condition, but will not cover the pre-existing conditon or anything related thereto. So what does NOT start or stop in the spine??? Am I missing something? Just feel like I'm repeating myself on almost every form/question. Then, the kicker: a 3rd party? Are you kidding? My "friends" quit calling after the first 2 years of being diagnosed. There is NO ONE besides relatives and doctors that has seen the descend into SM. . . I don't tell my neighbors things like that, have no idea what to tell them but the truth: I have no friends to vouch for me. My social life is non-existent. Should I list this board as a friend, because that's basically as close as it comes. Don't take that wrong: I cherish the friends I do have here, and am so grateful for you, but it's not like we have tea once a month now is it? Doctor wrote a letter for me, thank heavens, that stated "extensive SM and will get worse, needing an electric wheelchair soon", as my hands are going, going, gone. Any advice, dear friends?
Hope you all are as comfortable as you can be; Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Disability Time, again

Postby *Hope* » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:42 pm

Hey Mary, I would not list the board. I think that's a really bad idea. This is your private space, a journal of sorts. I would just list family and make a note that you've been isolated so much in the last few years (due to your health) that your family members are your only contacts right now. That said, are you sure that you don't have someone you can list even if you just talk by phone? Good luck!
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Re: Disability Time, again

Postby gunflint » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:06 am

They absolutely ask you the same question many different ways. It's one of the ways they test honesty. I am a little confused as you say that nothing else works for their requirements. Who's requirements? Are you working directly with SS or going through an agency? Don't get too concerned over the long term implications of pre-exsisting conditions. They don't have any idea what they're doing now. They just classified smoking as a pre-exsisting condition and part of the great promise was that they will cover pre-exsisting conditions and I just can't believe that they would lie. I've never heard about the 3rd party thing. It might be because I was laid off of my job due to disability and that would probably qualify. I really don't understand why you're not getting better results. I'd probably tell my doctor that social security disagrees with his diagnosis. And I would certainly be contacting a SSDI attorney. Good luck.
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Re: Disability Time, again

Postby passmass » Sun May 12, 2013 2:55 pm

Marymac, Do not rely on Social Security to get your medical records. Keep a journal and get all your records as you go. This way you will make sure and have them when needed.
Sometimes the clinics may out off sending them to SS Admin. Talk to any of your Doctors that will write in your records that you are not able to work. let them spell it out in your records.
Just a hint of things that I did when I got on SSDI in 2006.
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Re: Disability Time, again

Postby gunflint » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:15 am

I hope this works I got the (very good) idea from Syrinx48. I can't start a new topic but I have a question I could use help with. I begin signing up for medicare on Wednesday. Does anyone have advice as far as a recommendation on a part D plan for someone with SM? Thanks
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