Sorry about the depression and anxiety BrownEyes781. I have suffered with these things my entire life also. That is why I had to file for SSDI. I am now @ the hearing level and waiting. It has been about 16 months since my initial application. You said you were fired from your job. They can't really fire you for being sick. What was the reason given for the termination? You said
SSA says Hey you didn't appeal for a hearing.
Do you have a lawyer or SSDI rep. These ppl will make sure all appeals are done in a timely manner. They may make you start all over b/c you you did not meet the appeal deadline after you were denied @ the reconsideration level. Please get a lawyer if you don't have one already. You pay them to worry about this stuff so you can concentrate on your health.