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Old 08-19-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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my son had his CE exam yesterday. When his name was called I walk to the door with my son and asked the Psych. Dr. if he wanted the papers I brought,the Dr asked me if I was the mother, I said yes, and he wanted me to come in the interview room. The Dr. started asking my son how old he was, what was the date , ect. I mentioned that he can get very angry sometimes, and the Dr. asked my kid if he wanted to kill himself, well my son says yes to that quetion... He does not want to kill himself. My kid IQ ranges from in the high 50's to 60's . Even so I was embarsses. THen the Dr. says He thinks he's Bi Polar, I know my kid does NOT have that but I played it cool , I said I would take him to his regular DR. I was floored that this DR. could make that assumption is 5minutes. The Dr starts testing my kid, and my son could not do most of them. He asks him if he had friends, and my kid says he does not only at school, then he asks if he gets along with others , i said no, but then said he gets along better with adults. He asked my son has he ever worked, and my son said yes. The Dr. asks what? Washing tables and empty trash. The whole appointment time took 20 min.
now I am not sure if it went well , or if he will be denied becasue he had worked a minimul job ? Despite being disabled. Even if the amount earned was far below the SGA. PLus I told him that he "could get along better with adults" I was not thinking. I think the testing proved that he is delayed.
I did say that he needs a lot guideance, which is true. how long does it take after the CE to know a decision? And during the 5month waiting period for benefits do you get that amount in backpay? I cannot remember?

 
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Re: Questions?

I'm glad to hear that you got to go in the exam room with your son. Sounds kind of weird that the dr labeled him Bi-Polar in 5 minutes!

I had my CE in May (after having my hearing in February), and still haven't heard anything. But I think normally you get a decision within a few weeks after the exam. I sure hope they don't give you guys a hard time and deny him his benefits. It's a shame that you are having to jump through all these hoops in the first place. Good luck, and keep us posted

 
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mscat, I think you and your son will be okay try not to worry I know its hard. It should not even bee this way at all with all his records really what a waist of time for ssa and you guys I think your going to hear something in 14 days seems like my husband did and so did my brother in law. I wonder if you signed something for that dr. to sent the result to your childs DR. That might ease your mind some I am truly sorry that you have to worry but I understand why your are worrying I mean its ssa and nonthing is predictable. Hang in there I really believe they are going to do the right thing I really believe your sons going to get approved. I have missed talking to you and will get back later when I feel better I have had so much vertogo and dizzyness its hard to read are type but I care a lot about you and your son I know things will turn out the way they should. God Bless you Hang in there

 
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I know for SSDI, the 5 month waiting period is excluded. Backpay begins 6 months after the onset date given. I assume it is the same for SSI.

Onset date = Jan. 2011
5 months = (Feb,March,April,May,June - 2011)
July 2011 = payments begin date

 
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for ssi there is no waiting period.

 
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I'm glad to hear that you got to go in the exam room with your son. Sounds kind of weird that the dr labeled him Bi-Polar in 5 minutes!

I had my CE in May (after having my hearing in February), and still haven't heard anything. But I think normally you get a decision within a few weeks after the exam. I sure hope they don't give you guys a hard time and deny him his benefits. It's a shame that you are having to jump through all these hoops in the first place. Good luck, and keep us posted
I was glad that I could be in there too. The Dr. actually asked me . Yes, I was extremely surprise when the DR. says I think he has bi polar. BEver has any professional suggeste that , and never in the first few minutes. I am anxious over a deniel , even though my son is clearly disabled , and even though he has been on SSI for 10 years. I think social security wants to stress people out and make the process hell so we will give up and they dont have to pay.

 
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mscat, I think you and your son will be okay try not to worry I know its hard. It should not even bee this way at all with all his records really what a waist of time for ssa and you guys I think your going to hear something in 14 days seems like my husband did and so did my brother in law. I wonder if you signed something for that dr. to sent the result to your childs DR. That might ease your mind some I am truly sorry that you have to worry but I understand why your are worrying I mean its ssa and nonthing is predictable. Hang in there I really believe they are going to do the right thing I really believe your sons going to get approved. I have missed talking to you and will get back later when I feel better I have had so much vertogo and dizzyness its hard to read are type but I care a lot about you and your son I know things will turn out the way they should. God Bless you Hang in there
Thank you so much jgrangran You have always been a wonderful support. no I did not sign anything for his records. I had not even thought about it. Maybe I can call and have them mail me a release of records. I would love to hear something in two weeks. SSA does put people in a bad place . I wish the system was easier, but some people apply that don't need to slowing it down for the rest of us. you are so positive and this really helps me feel better. I am sorry about the vertigo and dizzyness that sounds scary. Is that caused by your disability? Right now it is hard to type becasue everything is a Blur I need perscription glassess but cannot afford them. I am so glad that you are here because you great.

 
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I know for SSDI, the 5 month waiting period is excluded. Backpay begins 6 months after the onset date given. I assume it is the same for SSI.

Onset date = Jan. 2011
5 months = (Feb,March,April,May,June - 2011)
July 2011 = payments begin date
I should have known this . I just could not remember. I htink that with SSI the backpay is paid in installments. Where as SSDI you are paid in one lump sum. When asked the date of onset I put the year 1997. Because that was the first time my son recieve a diagnoses of autism. I know for a fact that social security has his records. Don't they save your records on a computor? At least the important information?

 
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Mscat40, I had this 5years ago and didn't know what it was They gave me iv's and said I was dehyrated then I got it like 6 months ago and they did the same thing because I throw up from being dizzy but then I fanially got in to see the neuro DR. after waiting a year because you know I don't have insurance the neuro DR. said they thought I had had a stroke they did mri's of my whole spine and head and neck and brain and I have a lot of issues with my back but come to find out she said I also had c/p in my upper extremilties but the good thing is I didn't have a stroke and never had one. this vertogo stuff was after I applied for disability but I can see how in the world can people work and have this Its horriable but it has finally stopped. I sure hope you get good news about your son and quick and then this part of it will be behind you the time will come its just the not knowing and the wait is awful. hang in there I really think he will get it. Thanks so much for your kind words your also so kind and latter I will be getting back to you about my granddaugther but right know is not the time so take care my friend and hang in there.

 
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Re: Questions?

Those CE exams are a joke. I think they try and make it harder on people,just because they think they have the "power". I know how you feel. After my CE exam I heard someone a month later. Of course I was denied! But I'm hoping that wont be the case for your son.

 
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Mscat40, after talking to my brother in law he said it took a month to hear something back I'm sorry I got those times wrong. but I know for a fact the DR. that saw my husband was very kind and wished him luck on his case we took his medical records with use and all the mri's and ct scans. I just know your going to be fine I know the worrying and not knowing is driving you crazy it would me also its because this whole process seems so cruel it could save time thoui with special circomstances like your sons who had been on it so long seems like they need to redo that part of it. hang in there you will hear soon I just know it. please keep us all posted. Please try to have a good days.

 
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thank you guys for responding! I have heard that the CE exams don't do much at all. I did talk to my therapist about it and he said it was because my son turned 18. That was his first appoinment as a adult, so We think that they needed something becasue of his age. I saw that the DR. had a copy of the packet From a Neuropsycholgist that I sent to DDS. the Neuro is a specialist and he did a very lenghthly exam. However that was a couple years ago. my thinking was the developmental disabilites Matt has do not go away, they are lifelong. I hope it won't take a month to get a letter. But it is good to know it can take that long, I keep thinking that social security will try and find a loophole and deny him. If that happenes then the fight will began. Matt will eventually win his claim and then will get a bunch of backpay. I hope he wins quickly but social security is known not to be fast .

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it is a good thing you were in the room for the questioning...
in re of your son working a minimal job, i do not think that will matter too much. did the dr ask how long he worked, why he left the job and things like that??
back to that part later.. in re of the dr thinking he is bipolar--- ssa usually will send some of the treating psych's med records to the CE. there could be something within those records & your son's actions or body language or even a look in his eyes upon going into the ce could have given the dr this opinion...

i applied my stepson for ssi just after he turned 18, cause before that he was not eligible due to his father's income (we had sole & full custody of him from age 4). they asked at the application appt at local office if he had ever worked, and he had for a very short time at kroger. they tried letting him stock shelves, rotate stock on shelves, taking out trash, and bagging groceries.. it only lasted a few weeks, and he couldnt keep up, so they let him go... of course at the app appt, we took what we had of his med records with us (the kid had several large notebooks full over a number of different doctors he had seen prior to that- so of course we did not have many records on hand)... he was approved within 60 days, and got his backpay for 2 months plus 1st months pay shortly afterwards...

in re of the ce psych exam ssa sent me to in jan 2011, i received yet another denial about 3 weeks later...but then that is just my case- in spite the ce psych said i have mood disorders etc, they still denied me at that point..

 
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it is a good thing you were in the room for the questioning...
in re of your son working a minimal job, i do not think that will matter too much. did the dr ask how long he worked, why he left the job and things like that??
back to that part later.. in re of the dr thinking he is bipolar--- ssa usually will send some of the treating psych's med records to the CE. there could be something within those records & your son's actions or body language or even a look in his eyes upon going into the ce could have given the dr this opinion...

i applied my stepson for ssi just after he turned 18, cause before that he was not eligible due to his father's income (we had sole & full custody of him from age 4). they asked at the application appt at local office if he had ever worked, and he had for a very short time at kroger. they tried letting him stock shelves, rotate stock on shelves, taking out trash, and bagging groceries.. it only lasted a few weeks, and he couldnt keep up, so they let him go... of course at the app appt, we took what we had of his med records with us (the kid had several large notebooks full over a number of different doctors he had seen prior to that- so of course we did not have many records on hand)... he was approved within 60 days, and got his backpay for 2 months plus 1st months pay shortly afterwards...

in re of the ce psych exam ssa sent me to in jan 2011, i received yet another denial about 3 weeks later...but then that is just my case- in spite the ce psych said i have mood disorders etc, they still denied me at that point..
Wow that is a fast approval I did see that their were med records in the Dr's folder , I have the same copy. This CE doctor made his own assumption. But that is ok, I know he is not Bi Polar. Every since my son was a toddler he has been seeing professionals. The Dr did ask what kind of work my kid did and he said wahing tables , taking the trash out. The Dr. just said ok. that was all. I have never had to go to a CE appointment or take my son to one. And have not heard good things about it. It is like they do it in order to find a way to deny a person. This is what makes me very uncomfortable . I hope this will have a good outcome i really do. but. if we have to appeal we sure will becase Matt is disabled without any doubt.

 
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