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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-18-07 08:11 PM
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64. I had to. Good luck
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  -Social Security Disability MellowOne  Dec-23-04 08:53 PM   #0 
  - From everyone that I know who has had to  CelticWinter   Dec-23-04 08:57 PM   #1 
  - Definitly get a team like " Disability Advocates of America" to represent  Imagevision   Oct-30-05 10:44 PM   #47 
  - i didn't have to go to court to get mine...  QuestionAll   Jul-25-07 02:11 PM   #63 
     - me neither....  better tomorrow   Mar-16-08 03:14 AM   #79 
  - Yes, she may have to go to court  eleny   Dec-23-04 08:58 PM   #2 
  - thanks for the encouragement  MellowOne   Dec-23-04 09:02 PM   #4 
  - Medical bills reimbursment  Besq   Apr-07-05 10:58 PM   #39 
  - disability approval  schmuls   Oct-21-05 02:26 PM   #43 
  - Bush's SSI reform................  Historic NY   Dec-31-06 04:49 PM   #62 
  - do you know how much time SS gives you to collect and  Katidid   Oct-29-07 07:58 AM   #65 
  - agree n/t  bodacious   Mar-10-08 01:57 PM   #78 
  - I'm in the middle of an appeal as well  hyphenate   Dec-23-04 09:01 PM   #3 
  - call the american bar association  blueknight   Dec-23-04 09:04 PM   #6 
  - Is it best to get an attorney?  MellowOne   Dec-23-04 09:04 PM   #7 
  - Everything counts  oneold1-4u   Oct-29-05 11:03 PM   #45 
  - Skip the Attorney, get Disability of America, they have a track record  Imagevision   Oct-30-05 10:49 PM   #48 
     - I'm not aware of anyone who gets $ (unless you win)  Maine Mary   Dec-19-05 02:58 PM   #51 
     - quicker if you use a representative to lay out groundwork if you don't win  Imagevision   Jan-24-06 12:08 AM   #52 
     - The Social Security Administration restricts Lawyer's fees to 25%  happyslug   Feb-18-08 12:19 AM   #70 
     - Disability Advocates -  JL810   May-25-08 11:39 AM   #83 
  - good luck  bodacious   Mar-10-08 01:50 PM   #75 
  - standard  knowbody0   Dec-23-04 09:03 PM   #5 
  - what area is your mom from?  blueknight   Dec-23-04 09:05 PM   #8 
     - North Carolina  MellowOne   Dec-23-04 09:06 PM   #9 
        - pm me  blueknight   Dec-23-04 09:19 PM   #10 
  - Not everyone has to go to court and some are  DemBones DemBones   Dec-23-04 09:26 PM   #11 
  - The general 'rule of thumb' IS they only approve first time round IF  zann725   Jan-23-05 03:05 AM   #24 
     - I got it first time, but I had advice from my union. That helped  alfredo   Feb-04-05 09:47 PM   #27 
     - That may have been true in your case but it's not true in all cases.  DemBones DemBones   Feb-15-05 03:30 AM   #34 
     - That is very true.  greccogirl   Dec-12-06 06:24 PM   #59 
        - thank God  bodacious   Mar-10-08 01:52 PM   #76 
     - That may have been true in your case but it's not true in all cases.  DemBones DemBones   Feb-15-05 03:33 AM   #35 
     - First time approval  YellowdogIam   Sep-07-09 10:20 PM   #85 
  - i was accepted on the first try but...  lgardengate   Dec-23-04 09:36 PM   #12 
  - First appeals are almost always refused...  Lady Sonelle   Dec-23-04 10:00 PM   #13 
  - First time applications are often approved  YellowdogIam   Sep-07-09 10:24 PM   #86 
  - You should always use a lawyer for second appeal -->  Imagevision   Dec-27-04 10:25 PM   #14 
  - In my experience  happyslug   Dec-28-04 10:44 PM   #15 
  - Thanx for this post.........  onecitizen   Dec-29-04 02:15 AM   #16 
  - I appreciate your input  MellowOne   Dec-30-04 02:30 PM   #17 
  - I printed the above for my mom  MellowOne   Dec-30-04 02:39 PM   #18 
  - At the hearing she has to say she can NOT sit/stand in one location.  happyslug   Jan-04-05 10:30 PM   #20 
     - One of the worse problems I have left over from my  greccogirl   Dec-12-06 06:32 PM   #60 
     - Good Info--Also get a copy of this SSA publication  cadmium   Dec-26-06 05:28 PM   #61 
  - This was great!  oneold1-4u   Oct-29-05 11:31 PM   #46 
  - I was denied once, then I went to court and the judge approved . . .  frankly_fedup2   Dec-30-04 09:48 PM   #19 
  - I agree  Megahurtz   Mar-08-05 05:20 PM   #38 
  - "Social Security Disability"  JAK1941   Jan-09-05 07:39 AM   #21 
  - My husband got his disability on the second try, with no lawyer.  eShirl   Jan-09-05 05:53 PM   #22 
     - lucky guy  bodacious   Mar-10-08 01:55 PM   #77 
  - Yeah, she needs to get an attorney who specializes in SSDI.  zann725   Jan-23-05 02:53 AM   #23 
  - When she does  motherbell   Jan-28-05 12:50 PM   #25 
  - I'm a disability examiner for SS. A back problem has to be bad to qualify  hollowdweller   Feb-02-05 09:49 PM   #26 
  - She just found new problems  MellowOne   Feb-07-05 06:05 PM   #29 
  - MellowOne, she needs to get her doctor (not chiropractor) to write a  hollowdweller   Feb-07-05 09:22 PM   #30 
  - then why is my ex collecting  riverwalker   Aug-11-10 11:50 PM   #89 
  - I am on SS Disability  idon44   Feb-05-05 04:13 PM   #28 
  - You are right on idon44!  hollowdweller   Feb-07-05 09:47 PM   #31 
  - Same thing here. I was amazed I wasn't denied on first try...  Sugarbleus   Feb-14-05 12:22 AM   #33 
  - With My Application I Sent My Dr's. Report  otohara   Jun-05-05 11:08 AM   #41 
  - Denied twice here, went to court.  teakee   Feb-09-05 12:08 AM   #32 
  - denied twice also  dumtacetclamat   Feb-17-05 03:45 PM   #36 
  - husband was denied once  Corgigal   Feb-27-05 11:39 PM   #37 
  - I guess I was lucky  Arwennick   May-18-05 10:55 AM   #40 
  - I was denied twice also  DanCa   Jun-26-05 10:18 PM   #42 
  - Its a problem that I thought I would have but didn't!  apollo56   Oct-24-05 04:13 PM   #44 
  - I got mine on the first try, without a hearing.  AirmensMom   Nov-01-05 03:29 PM   #49 
  - I had some help from someone I knew who got hers the first time,  Humor_In_Cuneiform   Nov-15-05 08:15 PM   #50 
  - We are fighting this whole mess, too  AbbyR   Mar-15-06 04:25 PM   #53 
  - My doctor helped me  AGKISTRODON   Mar-15-06 10:37 PM   #54 
  - Jaysussfookinfrog!  AGKISTRODON   Mar-16-06 08:19 PM   #55 
  - My wife is in the same boat as your husband. I think they make it so difficult they hope you either...  sarcasmo   Feb-25-09 03:32 PM   #84 
  - The important thing is to document  MaryBear   Apr-11-06 10:16 PM   #56 
  - Absolutely! I got it on my first try, and here's why. . . . . .  kittykitty   Oct-31-06 09:37 PM   #57 
     - Yes. A lot of it weighs on your answers, but your doctor also has to agree  cutlassmama   Feb-18-08 12:36 PM   #71 
  - I was  Irishonly   Nov-27-06 08:54 PM   #58 
  - I had to. Good luck  cutlassmama   Aug-18-07 08:11 PM   #64 
  - Have Her Doctor Write A Letter  otohara   Nov-03-07 12:29 PM   #66 
  - Sounds like she is in the same place as me.  kiloman   Nov-08-07 05:52 AM   #67 
  - Everyone usually gets turned down at least once  allisonthegreat   Dec-12-07 04:19 PM   #68 
  - I didn't have to but my husband needed a lawyer.  zanne   Jan-17-08 11:41 AM   #69 
  - Took me 2-1/2 years to get approved, finally by a judge. Sorry this has to be the case.  williesgirl   Feb-18-08 07:52 PM   #72 
  - Mellowone, The rule of thumb  UALRBSofL   Feb-29-08 10:51 PM   #73 
  - I have heard this happens a lot  mdinusa   Mar-06-08 09:36 PM   #74 
  - It's easy if ...  ildemo   Apr-19-08 01:25 PM   #80 
  - Submit Application w/ A Letter from Her MD  otohara   May-01-08 10:58 AM   #81 
  - Mother's Age & Past Work May Make A Difference  JL810   May-25-08 11:34 AM   #82 
  - Disability  AmericaForgotus   Sep-27-09 11:17 PM   #87 
  - I would be happy to help  marcicj   Jan-10-10 03:34 PM   #88 
 

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