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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 05:11 PM
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Can't believe what happened.
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My son is severely autistic and I'm trying to advocate for him. When he turned 18, I went to the local SSA office to apply for SSI. The rep told me 120 days for a decision and to call if we hadn't heard by then.

Well, that was today. When I called her number I found out she's out of town but another rep gave me the number for DDS so I could check on my son's case status. Turns out they'd never heard of him. I called the SSA 800-number and it was confirmed: SSA never sent my son's medical information to DDS. Why not? No one knows. The 800 guy said to wait and ask the on Monday.

I can't believe I've sat here waiting for 4 months and now I have to start this all over again on Monday. Since something went massively wrong on their end, do you think I could ask my rep to flag my son's file? Maybe push it up to high priority with the veterans?

Sigh. So discouraged now.
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  -Can't believe what happened. KayLaw  Feb-25-10 05:11 PM   #0 
  - I'm so sorry - this is a big problem with the agencies like this. I just spent  gateley   Feb-25-10 05:14 PM   #1 
  - Don't be discouraged. If at all possible make an appointment to  monmouth   Feb-25-10 05:14 PM   #2 
  - Agree on the Congressperson, and if that doesn't work, call one of your Senators n/t  dmr   Feb-25-10 06:03 PM   #10 
     - Haha, actually I meant the Social Security office. That's where  monmouth   Feb-25-10 06:15 PM   #11 
  - I would refer this to my congressperson  Not Me   Feb-25-10 05:15 PM   #3 
  - I second that opinion. Sorry what has happened to you and your son.  glinda   Feb-25-10 05:23 PM   #5 
  - Another vote to contact your congressperson.  Crabby Appleton   Feb-25-10 05:40 PM   #8 
  - That's pretty goddamned outrageous  Orrex   Feb-25-10 05:22 PM   #4 
  - So true.  KayLaw   Feb-25-10 08:07 PM   #15 
     - Best of luck to you on Monday  Orrex   Feb-25-10 08:08 PM   #17 
  - Too bad you couldn't track your case online....  Peregrine Took   Feb-25-10 05:23 PM   #6 
  - A tracking number is a BRILLIANT idea.  aquart   Feb-25-10 05:28 PM   #7 
  - Thank you all for your help.  KayLaw   Feb-25-10 05:55 PM   #9 
  - Kay, I didn't mean the sen or congress persons office, I meant the  monmouth   Feb-25-10 06:18 PM   #12 
     - You're right.  KayLaw   Feb-26-10 04:37 AM   #20 
  - Do you have proof that you filed that long ago? They have to pay  jwirr   Feb-25-10 06:33 PM   #13 
  - Yes, I have it.  KayLaw   Feb-25-10 08:08 PM   #16 
     - Good. This is not acceptable.  jwirr   Feb-25-10 08:14 PM   #18 
  - Back again.  KayLaw   Feb-25-10 08:04 PM   #14 
  - Best of luck to you.  xynthee   Feb-25-10 09:37 PM   #19 
  - I hate to be a pest but I have an update!  KayLaw   Feb-26-10 09:19 AM   #21 

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