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Old 12-25-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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waiting for approval.

Merry Christmas to all. my name is teresa, i had my hearing Aug-20-08 and still no word , one time i called and the lady said it was at the writing department and another time they gave me the number for where i live and she to said its waiting be writen up, i have Ddd/ neck/back issures and my left shouder is not good a torn ligament which they said from Ddd, and the pain down my buttucks and leg/feet. can't sit for long and wearing shows makes it worse,what am i to o? my lower back the doctor said only 10 % i will be pain free so no surgery,also two slipped disks can anybody explain how long it will be? i filed back 06. thanks teresa.

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Old 12-27-2008, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: waiting for approval.

Hi Theresa;
I was approved for SSD on september 24 of this year.I had my first regular check in November.I was told the day of my hearing that I was approved.If i was you i would make a visit to my local social security office.They may be able to help you more.Good luck.

 
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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Re: waiting for approval.

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Merry Christmas to all. my name is teresa, i had my hearing Aug-20-08 and still no word , one time i called and the lady said it was at the writing department and another time they gave me the number for where i live and she to said its waiting be writen up, i have Ddd/ neck/back issures and my left shouder is not good a torn ligament which they said from Ddd, and the pain down my buttucks and leg/feet. can't sit for long and wearing shows makes it worse,what am i to o? my lower back the doctor said only 10 % i will be pain free so no surgery,also two slipped disks can anybody explain how long it will be? i filed back 06. thanks teresa.
Hi Teresa- Merry Christmas to you as well. Im sorry to hear of your pain,and the long wait. I filed in 2003, went to appeals 3 times. Finally got approved this october, by Alj judge. I went to court October 16th,recieved written approval October 31st. I am still waiting on the money, nothing yet. I would check with your lawyer, this seems to long of a wait. It sounds like it is being held up in writing dept. Also check to make sure the courts have your correct mailing address. Let me know how it turns out. Best of Luck.

 
Old 12-31-2008, 06:26 PM   #4
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Re: waiting for approval.

Thanks for replying and almost HAPPY NEW YEAR , i did called the hear dept and finally something they said that someone is working on my paperwork, she coun'nt give me a answer but said around two more weeks i should find out something, i hope its good news, bless you all. teresa

 
Old 01-03-2009, 01:38 PM   #5
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Re: waiting for approval.

Piece of advice:
Get the names of whoever you talk to,for one.
Second,keep bugging them every few days or
at least once a week.They are busy and they
don't know you,therefor more likely not to
care about you.
Third,get a caseworker or advocate to help you.
I know how it can be.I was on SSI near 20yrs
and suddenly got call from SS saying that I'd
probably lose my SSI and medicaid because
my dad started his application for SS.The law is that if
a person has disabled child that became disabled by
age 19,when the parent starts drawing SS the child(
evin if is an adult) the child must start drawing off the
parents SS.I lost my SsI because the amount I'm entitled
to by SS was over SSI's eligibility limit.And because I lost
SSI it messed up my eligibility for Medicaid.Loss of Medicaid
with my multiple illnesses isn't good.No way can i afford
all my medical machines,etc.It ended up that Medicaid
saidI can stay on BUT I am oly allowed to keep $867 of
the 1,067 from SS a month.Anything over that is put
towards my medical.In fact,I got a SS raise of 61 and they took it
and put it towards my care.Now I pay $261 a month for my healthcare.

AS for caseworker,I called my nurse casework manager after
I tried handling the SS,etc people myself a few days.It was
crazy.I'm not elderly but I can see how elderly and others
"slip thru the cracks" or don't get their needs met.I'd ask
a question and get a"oh ask so and so.I dont know."So
I'd ask so and so."Oh I dont know ask such person." It was like
goin in circles.Or I'd be told wrong info.I was so glad to have
my nursecase manager to cut thru hoops and get answers.
So anyway,be bold and keep at them.Don't just sit back
and dont let them be incharge.

 
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