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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 06:11 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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