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Old 09-10-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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Quality Review?

I needed to call my disability case specialist again because she told me to call her back if I had not received my decision in the mail in two weeks. Well I waited three weeks and had not heard anything so I called her. She wasn't available so I left a message. Of course she called me back when I wasn't home. In her voice mail message she told me that she had turned in her decision and was finished with me on August 29th. She feels that since I haven't heard that perhaps my claim was picked up for the "quality review".

Now since I was not able to talk to her myself I could not ask her what in the world is a "quality review"? Does anyone know? Will this quality review change whatever decision was granted to me? How long does my claim usually stay in this quality review stage?

I did read something about that only about 2 percent of claims get tagged for this "quality review". Boy how lucky can I get uh?

Any help sure would help my nerves settle down a bit.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:55 AM   #2
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Re: Quality Review?

My claim was sent for quality review as well. They dont give a reason to you for it but what I am thinking is my age, amount of money due to having good jobs prior to disablity, or fact that I was approved in less than 3 months with no ss drs exam. I know someone else who has their case in review now. He is older but was a truck driver and will receive much more money.
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:23 PM   #3
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Re: Quality Review?

Actually the rule used to be 1 in 5 that got reviewed. I am not sure if they changed the rules or not. Depending on where you live and in general SS is very slow about sending out letters, especially if you are approved. It took me almost 2 months to get my approval letter after my backpay was deposited in my checking account. I called SS directly after discovering the new balance and they said that yes in fact I was approved but they were behind in their notification letters. The same thing happened to my husband.

I would call your case worker again and ask what the ruling was. If you have an attorney they can find that out as well.

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Old 09-17-2008, 09:12 AM   #4
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I did call my case worker and she gave me a number to call to check on the status of my claim. Unfortunately the number she gave me has been disconnected. I am going to be calling her back to see if I wrote the correct number down.
She also told me that she could not legally tell me the decision of my claim until the review committee said something.
How long did it take for you to receive an answer when you had yours at the review committee? I tell you this waiting is driving me crazy! I actually believe that what is going on in your mind can effect you physically. I have started to feel like I am getting the flu. I ache all over and of course when this is happening my RSD acts up and is a lot worse as well. I just do not see why this process needs to be long. Don't they realize how this effects us? I realize also that they are very busy and right now I am just venting because of not knowing if I have been approved or not. It's hard knowing that probably a decision has been made and they all know what the answer is but they won't tell me yet!!!! Makes one want to scream!!!
I have been working since I was 16. I am now almost 49. My last job I was at for 22 years. I was employed as an Instructional Assistant in the Childcare programs at the Technical College here in my town. I trained student teachers to work with children. I loved my job. I have not been able to work since November of 2005. Do you think the reason that my case is being reviewed is because of the length that I was employed at my last job? I mean how long does it take to look at ones papers. Oh well, thanks for letting me vent. I do feel better now. Just needed to get that out! Ha! Ha!

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Re: Quality Review?

It took me about 2 months before I got any kind of noticed. I got my money before my letter, that's how I found out I was approved.
Have you tried just calling the regular 800 number again?
Time frame varies from state to state. Several years ago they had a huge lay off and many states are just over burdened. Your last job should have nothing to do with it at all, lets face it, they are slow..

What really frustrates me is that I was denied twice, was waiting on a hearing when I got audited. The autitor approved me immediately. It's like the two sets of eyes, the original person and the auditor did not even see the same case file. Foruntuately for me the whole nightmare took about 10 or 11 months. My husband on the other hand was approved within 2 months, and in another instance, my neighbor was trying for over 3 years and it wasn't until he was on his death bead with cancer, literally, they had an emergency meeting and he was approved. Lord only knows if he would of ever got it had cancer not ravaged him first.

It's not a perfect system, but for those who really deserve it and do get it, it is an important one. They do know how it impacts us, but it doesn't change a thing. Sad part is, they don't even use the same disability or retirement system for themselves. (sorry rant there)

I wish you luck, sending happy thoughts!

Oh one more thing, if your case worker gives you the wrong number again, instead, insist on talking to her manager, I had to do that on a reinstatement after a trial work period.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:16 PM   #6
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Re: Quality Review?

It is so incredibly frustrating. I feel for you. My lawyer didn't call it a quality review, but he told me that it was most likely a "good sign" that my paperwork was sent to Atlanta. I was denied, of course, after first applying due to my age, education, work history, yadda yadda, so I hired an atty. He filed an appeal and about four months later he told me that the new caseworker informed me that my case was "closed." Meaning, SS's doctors had come to a decision. THEN he called me a week later to tell me my paperwork was sent to Atlanta.

Huh? Why Atlanta? I don't live in Georgia! So now we're talking yet another set of doctors looking over my records. But again, he told me it could be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel that sometimes they do this when your case has been approved.

I guess in both of our cases time will tell? Best of luck to you...hang in there!
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:58 AM   #7
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Re: Quality Review?

Here is an a update of what has happened to my case recently.
I called the main social security office and this lady looked up my case on her computer and afterward told me that from what she can see, my case was sent to my local SS office. So the next day I went down to our social security office. They told me that they do NOT have my case! I then asked her if my case could have been lost. She said, Oh No, it would have never been lost! I just laughed and then I left.
Does anybody have any ideas on what I should do now?

Thanks for any ideas that you think I should do. Or perhaps the only left to do now is just to wait it out.
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