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Fri Aug 21, 2015, 02:01 PM

Just want to share some good news, and say thanks.

A little less than a year ago, I posted here to say that my significant other had rather abruptly become legally blind at the age of 54-55, after having been self-employed for his/her whole life in highly visual work; and we had not yet saved enough to retire.

Many of you replied with supportive comments or helpful, practical advice.

This morning we got word that s/he's been approved for SSDI after our first appeal (his/her initial application was denied).

It's been an incredibly difficult year, as I'm sure you all can well imagine; and the difficulties are far from over. We've worked hard on all fronts medical, legal, financial, practical, and emotional with me struggling to keep my own work/career going; and we still have a long way to go.

But getting approved for SSDI is a big deal for us.

So I just wanted share the good news and thank you again for your support and helpful advice!

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Reply Just want to share some good news, and say thanks. (Original post)
snot Aug 2015 OP
Dont call me Shirley Aug 2015 #1
secondwind Aug 2015 #2
Raine1967 Aug 2015 #3
clydefrand Aug 2015 #4
snot Aug 2015 #8
mackerel Aug 2015 #5
Fairgo Aug 2015 #6
Disabled15 Aug 2015 #7

Response to snot (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:17 PM

1. Wonderful.

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Response to snot (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:41 PM

2. so happy for you!!! n/t

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Response to snot (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:41 PM

3. Kicking.

So very happy for you both.

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Response to snot (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 05:01 PM

4. Let me guess:

A lawyer submitted the one approved. From what I've heard, they NEVER approve until a lawyer files. (Kind made me wonder when my wife had to go thru this years ago).

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Response to clydefrand (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 08:27 PM

8. You are correct, sir.

Sadly. We did the initial application, and the lawyer did next to nothing to earn their 25%-of-back-benefits-fee, but.

I guess, based on this, applicants who think they have a respectable claim should get a lawyer asap; otherwise, you're just giving away 25% of more.

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Response to snot (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:30 AM

5. Congratulations!

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Response to snot (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 08:58 AM

6. Glad it worked out for you

It shouldn't be such a crap shoot, but good on ya for seeing it through. May this provide what you need.

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Response to snot (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:26 PM

7. Congrats!

I'm sad to hear about the denial, but so glad it was fixed. I hope in the future the disabled will be treated better. If we work together, we can make it happen. Good luck and best wishes.

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