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?
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?
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!
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! :-)
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.
[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 .
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