Originally Posted by littlelady2852
. My lawyer specializes in SSDI. He has been doing this kind of work for 25 years. He is suppose to be one of the best. My LTD attorney reffered me to him.
That's great news. I'm sure he will be worth his weight in gold. Nothing beats experience and know how in this process. Stay positive....SS is known for dragging their feet.
My onset date is Jan. 2nd 2005. That was the last day i worked at my last job.
That's good....This means that once you are approved, you will immediately qualify. It may take a month or so to get the insurance & etc processed, but the immediate coverage will be a bonus for you.
I really get down about all this. Thanks again... By the way i am 45. lol If that helps any.
I know...It's hard to stay positive sometimes, but you have to. I went through something very similar so I know exactly how you feel. But once approved, it will be one of the best feelings in the world. As a point of reference, I've seen data where it's estimated that the average wait time is around 2 years. Something should break loose soon.
And, your age does matter. Personally, I think the younger one is, the harder it is to get approval. And quick approvals are almost unheard of for younger folks. Younger applicants mean a bigger payout (on average) for SS....If nothing more than for the reason that they'll have to pay longer. Also, SS feels that younger applicants are more likely to get better with time, so they wait.
Take care, and keep us posted.