Yesterday morning, when I check our account, I almost could not comprehend that our back-pay was finallly there!!
I hope this gives everyone hope who is waiting.
Here is a timeline of how things went for us,to help anyone else:
January 2006-Filled for Social Security disability (4 heart attacks at age 45,
and heart function down to 22%)
June 2006-First denial
December 2006-Second denial
January 2007-Hired lawyer to represent us,filled out all paperwork
March 2008-Got letter to come down to local SSA office with income
verification for spouse and to bring tax returns
April 1,2008-Found out was approved, by chance because they are now
randomly selecting cases awaiting a hearing and reviewing them
to cut down the back log.
July 3,2008-Got 1st SSDI monthly payment
August 2,2008-Got 2nd SSDI monthly payment
August 13,2008-Got SSDI backpay for January 06-June 08 (minus 5 months
and lawyers fee)
We have not gotten the breakdown yet on what our lawyer took and anything taken out of our backpay, by the amount we are assuming he got the 5,300 they are allowed to take, that is not right, considering we had no hearing and he had to do no legwork for our approval---But, we are so happy to be approved and have our backpay,enough to pay ALOT of what we owed.
I want to wish everyone else luck, and tell you all it will happen for you!
I hope this gives hope to others!!