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Old 08-18-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Update everyone!

Allsup notified me today that I have been approved for SSDI. It was an OTR decision so I will not have to appear before an ALJ. I want to thank everyone on this board. I have learned so much from all of you. A special thanks to SpineAZ. Spine is one of the most knowledgeable ppl I have ever met in cyberspace. She has helped and continues to help so many ppl. I have not been posting much because I have another bad flare of anxiety and panic going on. I still read this board daily and will continue to post. Here is my SSDI timeline.

Initial Application = Jan. 2010
July 2010 - 1st denial
July 2010 - appealed 1st denial
March 2011 - denied @ reconsideration level
March 2011 - appealed 2nd denial decision by requesting a hearing before an ALJ
August 2011 - approved (OTR decision)
Onset date given by SS (EOD) = Jan. 2009
Total time from initial application to approval = 20 months

Thanks everyone for all your support. Will start posting a lot more again when the anxiety/depression subsides a little.

 
Old 08-18-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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Re: Update everyone!

Wow, what good news! I'm so happy for you!!! Maybe with this news, your anxiety will improve a bit

 
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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What wonderful news! Congrats!

 
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Congrats!!! What great news for you!!!!!

 
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congrats to you take a deep breath the worst is over.im so happy for you!

 
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CONGRATS!! How wonderful for you.

I would imagine you'll be feeling much better now you know
things have been settled.

Cheers!

 
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Congratulations! Maybe your good luck will transfer to me and I'll find some surprise approval letter in the next few months!
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Blueskies14, I'm so happy for you What a relief,now a big heavy cloud is lifted I sure hope the luck does carry on to others that have also been waiting. I know you will continue on helping other like you have been doing Good news for sure Congrats again to you.

 
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I am so happy for you ! Congradulations I was wondering if you were ok. I hope that the anxiety/panic will be lifted so you can feel better.

 
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Thanks everybody. I hope everyone still on the SSDI approval waiting list gets approved soon also.

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Congrats!! I'm so happy for you!!

 
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I'm very happy for you. Best of luck! What is a OTR decision?

 
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Congratulations! that's great news =)

 
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I'm very happy for you. Best of luck! What is a OTR decision?
OTR = on the record

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An On the Record decision occurs when an Administrative Law Judge, prior to a hearing having been held, grants an approval to a disability claimant.
If there is enough medical evidence, an OTR decision can be made w/o having to appear before an ALJ. You can't be denied, only approved. If there is insufficient medical evidence to make an OTR, you are simply scheduled for a hearing as you normally would be before an ALJ.

 
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Allsup notified me today that I have been approved for SSDI. It was an OTR decision so I will not have to appear before an ALJ. I want to thank everyone on this board. I have learned so much from all of you. A special thanks to SpineAZ. Spine is one of the most knowledgeable ppl I have ever met in cyberspace. She has helped and continues to help so many ppl. I have not been posting much because I have another bad flare of anxiety and panic going on. I still read this board daily and will continue to post. Here is my SSDI timeline.

Initial Application = Jan. 2010
July 2010 - 1st denial
July 2010 - appealed 1st denial
March 2011 - denied @ reconsideration level
March 2011 - appealed 2nd denial decision by requesting a hearing before an ALJ
August 2011 - approved (OTR decision)
Onset date given by SS (EOD) = Jan. 2009
Total time from initial application to approval = 20 months

Thanks everyone for all your support. Will start posting a lot more again when the anxiety/depression subsides a little.
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I was also awarded my SSDI and I was approved 8/1/11. Expecting my back pay in the end of Sept. Take care!
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