It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Disabilities Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-06-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: MD
Posts: 2
thelazysranch HB User
15 minute social security hearing

Hi... I had my hearing 3 weeks ago... it lasted only 15 minutes and the VE did not speak a word... I have had RA since 2003 (filed 2006)... and blind in one eye...

Has anyone else had such a short hearing? My lawyer seems to think it was a good sign but I am still worried...

Thanks

 
Old 10-06-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: WILMINGTON,DE
Posts: 94
daph10 HB User
Re: 15 minute social security hearing

Hi I just wanted to let u know I have RA and am blind in right eye. Wow that is weird. I have uveitis in my r eye since 1996 and RA since 2005. I am on SSDI
Diane

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-06-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,453
AuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB User
Re: 15 minute social security hearing

My hearing was brief and it turned out in my favor. I think it's "the shorter the better" when it comes to hearings. Good luck

 
Old 10-11-2008, 04:11 AM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: MD
Posts: 2
thelazysranch HB User
Re: 15 minute social security hearing

Thanks for the replies... I got the fully favorable letter - in just 3 weeks...
Thanks again

 
Old 10-11-2008, 06:02 AM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 240
marys1358 HB User
Re: 15 minute social security hearing

Hi thelazysranch,

I just wanted to say my hearing was not even 10 mins. walked in sat down my attorney answered a couples question walked out my attorney right then said it was in my favor if i would go 6 months from the pay out and of course i agreed.got my back pay in amonth and have received them ever since.my dx's was lupus,arthritis and raynaud's and memory loss.have you heard anything from your attorney yet?
GOOD LUCK,
Mary

 
Old 11-01-2008, 08:12 AM   #6
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Posts: 40
debi1957 HB User
Re: 15 minute social security hearing

I just wanted to agree, shorter the hearing the better. I have been in front of the Social Security judge 3 times, talk about depressing.
I filed in 2003, I just went before the judge last month. This time it lasted 10 minutes, new judge, and he just had the medical witness speak, my attorney ask me a couple of questions, then we were done. The vocational person did not put in her two cents this time. Anyway my attorney said I won. I have not recieved a letter yet, only been 2 weeks. I guess with all I been through I will believe it when I see it. I really do not think I can take much more of this process. Question for any of you, did your attorneys tell you the same thing, that you won after a hearing? And if so, did you evenually recieve a favorable decision?

 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:04 PM   #7
btn btn is offline
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Augusta GA
Posts: 13
btn HB User
Re: 15 minute social security hearing

I was only in court for about 5 min! I was asked if I knew I could have representation and I said yes, but I couldn't make an appointment because my car was broke down and I had just got it fixed. So, they said they would postpone it for a month. I called around to some lawyers, but either they said they couldn't help. or they wanted money up front. Then about 6 weeks after court, I got an approval letter (I was denied twice before ever going to court). They are going all the way back to 12/99. I am now waiting for my first check.
So, I guess it doesn't matter how short it is!
Hang in there and I hope it goes well for you!
Btn

 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:10 PM   #8
btn btn is offline
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Augusta GA
Posts: 13
btn HB User
Re: 15 minute social security hearing

I would believe your attorney. He has no reason to tell you that if it isn't true. But I know what you mean about believing when you see it. I got my letter but still waiting on a check and I feel the same way.
It was about 8 weeks after court that I got the letter. If it is "Fully Favorable" it means you will get it from the earliest possible date that you were asking for, minus 5 mo. from what I understand.
Best wishes! :-)
Btn

 
Old 11-02-2008, 08:42 AM   #9
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Posts: 40
debi1957 HB User
Re: 15 minute social security hearing

Thanks BTN, I have learned more from the folks on this post than from Social Security.

Good news, I went to the mail box after I wrote this post, and yes there was the letter from the judge, I GOT IT, FULLY FAVORABLE. So I am a happy girl. The judge went back to 2003. So now I join you, wait for check. Keep in touck BTN, thanks.

 
Old 11-03-2008, 09:51 PM   #10
btn btn is offline
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Augusta GA
Posts: 13
btn HB User
Talking Re: 15 minute social security hearing

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]CONGRATS!!!!!
It's always good to hear someone is getting what is due to them!

I also applied for Supplemental Income and went to an appointment yesterday (mon) about it and was approved. I was told I would get my largest check in around 3 weeks and another, smaller one, in about 6 weeks. My monthly check will start next month.

It's been a long, long wait and I really didn't believe I would ever get it! Especially since I didn't have a lawyer. Thankfully no one is going to be taking anything out of my money .

********REMOVED************[FONT]

Last edited by Mod08; 11-04-2008 at 11:41 AM. Reason: Please read the posting rules - this board does not allow the exchange of contact info.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
I finally received my social security backpay!! Inpayne2 Health Insurance Issues 19 03-10-2012 03:18 PM
Social Security hearing????? fibrofoggie Disabilities 16 03-24-2010 07:17 AM
Depressed - Is it worth my time to apply for Social Security ? tlc370 Depression 4 09-03-2008 11:48 AM
how to survive until social security hearing!!!!!!!! jwt61561 Open to All Other Health Topics 8 09-13-2007 05:43 AM
Chronic pain and Social Security Disability RetiredDirector Pain Management 11 05-07-2005 07:55 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



BlueSkies14 (605), mscat40 (414), SpineAZ (411), jgrangran (393), ferd144 (153), gayle428 (147), sunni123 (138), vann04 (103), Jacki345 (95), NElady (75)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:09 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!