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Old 11-09-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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Soooo frustrated!!!!

Well, I thought things were moving along with my case. I was told by my attorneys office on Sept 28th that they were sending my case for an OTR decision since I clearly met a listing, and everything looked like an approval. So here I wait, every day thinking that I'm that much closer to finding out something. Finally, I called the attorneys office to see if they've heard anything, and to find out about how long OTR decisions take in this state. Can you believe they haven't even submitted it yet??? They said they had the request written up and then my attorney decided he wanted a letter from my doctor to help the case, and they haven't heard from my doctor. I am so mad right now. I just saw my doctor 2 weeks ago and could have done something had I known. I called the drs office and they were of no help because they had just got off the phone with my attys office and said they left a voicemail with someone who can help them. Here I thought I would have a decision any day now, and now I find out it's not even submitted. I just want to cry. I thought there was an end in site to my financial nightmare. I'm just soooo frustrated right now!!!!!!

 
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: Soooo frustrated!!!!

I don't blame you one bit for being upset. Attorney's often don't communicate with their clients very well. I'm dealing with a similar situation with mine right now. I hope they get things moving for you and you get your approval soon. Stay strong!

 
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I am very sorry that happened. I don't know why it has not been submitted yet. Is their anybody you can talk to about this? Ask why it is taking so long. and when you can expect it to go through? It seems like everything moves at a snails pace , just to get through the process and hear something.

 
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Re: Soooo frustrated!!!!

I am really sorry 402Lady. I do not understand why they would do such a thing either. I hope something comes through for you soon.

 
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Re: Soooo frustrated!!!!

Thanks guys!! The attorneys assistant said that my atty thought the doctors statement would help my case and OTR. I'm just upset because they didn't bother to tell me, and I thought it was already being reviewed, not held up. And suppose I hadn't called them, when would they have called the doctors office to follow up?? It's already been over a month, and they just now followed up with my doctor. And my doctor is only in the office two days a week, and they seemed annoyed that I was calling today after my atty office called. I just thought that I would have been able to celebrate Christmas with my family this year, and now it's looking like I won't be able to since I likely won't have any money to be able to travel to see them. I'm just upset that the atty office doesn't keep me informed. I'm really disappointed in them. Thanks for listening!! You guys are the best!

 
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Re: Soooo frustrated!!!!

I am sorry about your Christmas plans I hope things start moving along for you. The hardest part is always the waiting period. It seems like their are always bumps in the road too.

 
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Re: Soooo frustrated!!!!

Well, today I get a call from my attorneys office saying I have a hearing date - 1/3/2012. I'm glad to get that news, but was sooo hoping for an OTR decision, and now I'm worried that the atty is going to just drop the ball on the whole OTR thing now since I have a hearing date. I am just toooo nervous for a hearing and want so badly to have this OTR approved. Do you think the atty office will now just make me wait for the hearing, or if they would still try for the OTR? I would think if they could get out of going to court it would save them time, and they would prefer that???

 
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Re: Soooo frustrated!!!!

You have the right to get an OTR letter written. You need to just stay on them to get it done. I have been in contact with my lawyers office at least once a week trying to get some news. I have even called my judges office to get my case in there mind as well. As the saying goes the noisy wheel gets the grease. Just stay on your lawyer they will do it just to get you to leave them alone.

 
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Well, today I get a call from my attorneys office saying I have a hearing date - 1/3/2012. I'm glad to get that news, but was sooo hoping for an OTR decision, and now I'm worried that the atty is going to just drop the ball on the whole OTR thing now since I have a hearing date. I am just toooo nervous for a hearing and want so badly to have this OTR approved. Do you think the atty office will now just make me wait for the hearing, or if they would still try for the OTR? I would think if they could get out of going to court it would save them time, and they would prefer that???
402lady- First I am sorry about your Christmas Plans, Social Security can really be a big Party Pooper
My friend had a simular situation. She was up for a OTR decision, then got a notice of a hearing. She went to the hearing and the judge made a "Bench" decision in her Favor. Not sure why they set up the hearing if it looks like the will find favorable OTR. You will win, Sorry its slow.

 
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402lady- First I am sorry about your Christmas Plans, Social Security can really be a big Party Pooper
My friend had a simular situation. She was up for a OTR decision, then got a notice of a hearing. She went to the hearing and the judge made a "Bench" decision in her Favor. Not sure why they set up the hearing if it looks like the will find favorable OTR. You will win, Sorry its slow.
I have been told if they do a bench decision it has to do with the fact they wanted to see the person. IDK what the exact reason but that is what i have seen people saying lately.

 
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Re: Soooo frustrated!!!!

Thanks guys for your support! I will continue to be the "noisy wheel", and will keep on the doctors office, and the lawyers office to push them to get the stuff submitted for an OTR. I just feel that after all this wait, if I can get it approved before the hearing date, that would be so much better, because who knows how long it will take them to make a decision after the hearing. So I am going to really push for them to get the OTR submitted since they had me thinking all along that it HAD been submitted. Plus, I have social phobia, and a bit of agoraphobia, and the idea of going to court just TERRIFIES me. That is part of the reason I have been pushing for this. That, and I am just so terrified of losing, that I feel I want the extra review period of an OTR. Thanks again all!! Slaughter, I know you are going through a really rough time now also, and I am praying for you. I am hoping you will get a decision this week!!!

 
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Re: Soooo frustrated!!!!

Thank you. I know things are hard for you. I am praying for you also. I really hope your doctor and your lawyer step up and do the right thing so you can get something moving for you. I know its hard to keep bugging them. I know it was for me i always hate to feel like i am frustrating people. Then i remembered i picked these people to work for me. You are going to be paying the lawyer. You pay the doctor. Make them do their job. Again i hope things work out for you. Keep your hopes up i know i am trying to.

 
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