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Old 12-08-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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OTR or dire need letter - has anyone has success?

I'm really running on vapors. Bills just keep piling up and my health ins is in jeopardy.

Has anyone been approved w/ the dire need letter or OTR?

Thx - T.

 
Old 12-10-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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Re: OTR or dire need letter - has anyone has success?

I'm sorry that I cannot help you. As a matter of fact I don't know what a OTR or dire need letter is. Could you explain a little bit more about them?
And where you found the information concerning them? I am just very curious to know what they are.
They will not need to help me as I was just recently approved for SSDI, but they might help someone else.
Thanks,
Chris

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:00 AM   #3
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Re: OTR or dire need letter - has anyone has success?

I have heard of using a dire need letter. They are used in the hope that an ALJ hearing can be expedited. You must also send shut off notices from utility providers, and a foreclosure notice from your mortgage company or eviction notice from your landlord, etc.

If it can get your ALJ hearing scheduled sooner, then I would go for it! What can it hurt?


Gayle
(Still waiting for my ALJ date.... sigh)

 
Old 12-11-2008, 05:35 AM   #4
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Re: OTR or dire need letter - has anyone has success?

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Originally Posted by Vuitton70 View Post
I'm really running on vapors. Bills just keep piling up and my health ins is in jeopardy.

Has anyone been approved w/ the dire need letter or OTR?

Thx - T.
I didnt send a dire need letter.I just happened to call a very nice lady that got me a dire need advance on my ssi.I went 3 years with no income.I won when i had my hearing.I also have a real badf back.I also have asthma,copd and nerve problems.They sent me aproxamently half of my backpay.I am still waiting on the other half.I was approved on September 24th.They tell me it is taking 4 to 6 mos to get backpay from SSD.
I wish you thre very best.Good luck and stay strong.It is a long process.
God bless

 
Old 12-11-2008, 09:29 AM   #5
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Re: OTR or dire need letter - has anyone has success?

My lawyer handled this for me. She didn't exactly do a dire need letter but she did request an on the record decision for my case without going to a hearing. My LTD through my employer had run out which in turn caused my insurance to be terminated for several months. I had no means to go to the doctor and no meds. Because I needed the meds, they did review my case and provide a favorable decision without setting a date for a hearing.

 
Old 12-11-2008, 01:43 PM   #6
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Re: OTR or dire need letter - has anyone has success?

Wow, thanks for the replies (&hope). I never knew this could take SO long. I expected to be denied the first time, but geez this is awful.

It's a never ending circle: can't work b/c of the pain & can't work (& suffer from the consequences of pain) plus if you work at all SSD assumes you are able to do it on a reg. basis. I just lost my health ins and unless I cough up $800 it will not be re-instated, I need med's too

I'll call ss and see what happens - thx!

 
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