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37. husband was denied once
and that is with being struck by a car driven by a guy who tried to kill him because he was a deputy sheriff. The whole thing was on tape and the guy got 25 years to life BUT my husband was only 30 at the time. He did however get hit in the front and then hit again in the back. His spinal cord was jarred and he now as autonomic imbalance(dysfunction). Remember that term. You won't get that from a regular "doc" but you need to see a neurosurgeon. Does she have problems with her Blood pressure? Does any part of her "automatic" bodily functions not work the way it did before she injured her back? Did she hurt her back from trauma?

After a few years dicking around they finally award disability to him and got full back pay. We did get an attorney but he didn't have to go to court. Our lawyers secretary just talked to the judge and got awarded. NO LIE. It was just because of his age. He also got money from the Federal govt being injured in the line of duty but that took 3 years but again he got it without an attorney.

Don't give up. She will get it if she doesn't give up.
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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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