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Old 01-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #16
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Hi BlueSkies, thanks, I hope this does help others face the realizm of the Social security system. It was a tough battle, 6 long years, that caused the end of my marriage, with all the stress. I ate through my retirement, lost my house, couch surfed, with 2 kids in tow.
there was no way I could work, i did try a couple times, but fell ill and lost my jobs. I really hurt for those folks that are disabled, with no family or savings, that is even harder.

We are great now, i got Backpay SSD for the whole 6 years.I was lucky I made 50,000 a year in the printing business for 25 years, so i paid into a lot of SSD.
I woke up one morning, checked my bank account, and 121,000 was in my account, YEPEE, still makes me happy. I bought a new SUV, got a condo, paid all past due bills, and put a little aside for kids college fund. I really think thats why SS fought me so long, did not want to pay me a monthly benefit of this amount.

So folks there is a light at the end of the tunnel, do not give up, you can't afford it.
Fantastic story stepmum54 and great outcome. My backpay came to over $70K but I owed a nice chunk of it back to my LTD carrier. I was just happy to get approved. It is a great financial stress reliever.

You just had the CDR, right stepmum? It is so hard to keep track of things and people here who post to this board regulary unless you go back and re-read old posts.

I was also making about the same as you, $50K per year for 25 years when I just could no longer continue. Your timeline should show people that you must stick to your guns. SSDI can be a long, very treacherous road with many twists and turns and look at what all that stress did to your life. I love stories like yours with happy endings.

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I like what you said stepmum...."you can't afford to quit"
This is so true, literally!

 
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Hi BlueSkies, thanks, I hope this does help others face the realizm of the Social security system. It was a tough battle, 6 long years, that caused the end of my marriage, with all the stress. I ate through my retirement, lost my house, couch surfed, with 2 kids in tow.
there was no way I could work, i did try a couple times, but fell ill and lost my jobs. I really hurt for those folks that are disabled, with no family or savings, that is even harder.

We are great now, i got Backpay SSD for the whole 6 years.I was lucky I made 50,000 a year in the printing business for 25 years, so i paid into a lot of SSD.
I woke up one morning, checked my bank account, and 121,000 was in my account, YEPEE, still makes me happy. I bought a new SUV, got a condo, paid all past due bills, and put a little aside for kids college fund. I really think thats why SS fought me so long, did not want to pay me a monthly benefit of this amount.

So folks there is a light at the end of the tunnel, do not give up, you can't afford it.
Wow..........

 
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Wow is right Ferd...I love it!

 
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Hi BlueSkies, thanks, I hope this does help others face the realizm of the Social security system. It was a tough battle, 6 long years, that caused the end of my marriage, with all the stress. I ate through my retirement, lost my house, couch surfed, with 2 kids in tow.
there was no way I could work, i did try a couple times, but fell ill and lost my jobs. I really hurt for those folks that are disabled, with no family or savings, that is even harder.

We are great now, i got Backpay SSD for the whole 6 years.I was lucky I made 50,000 a year in the printing business for 25 years, so i paid into a lot of SSD.
I woke up one morning, checked my bank account, and 121,000 was in my account, YEPEE, still makes me happy. I bought a new SUV, got a condo, paid all past due bills, and put a little aside for kids college fund. I really think thats why SS fought me so long, did not want to pay me a monthly benefit of this amount.

So folks there is a light at the end of the tunnel, do not give up, you can't afford it.
Thanks for the timeline! What a great ending to your story!! Congrats, I am so glad you got approved. What a nice chunk to get in your bank!! I have never heard of a backpay amount that was that high! Getting that approval was definitely life-changing!

 
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I filed for ssdi on Sept 26 2009

March 2010 denied first time

Appealed March 2010

Denied a 2nd time on July 2010

Filed for a hearing and got a lawyer July 2010

Hearing date was Dec 8 2011

Fully Favorable letter mailed out Dec 29th

As of todays date I am still waiting for award letter
qUICK UPDATE... Atty was paid on Jan 11, 2012

 
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qUICK UPDATE... Atty was paid on Jan 11, 2012
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Re: Time line

My timeline

Filed June, 2010
Denied December, 2010
Appealed January, 2011 (no reconsideration in my state of PA)
Hearing October 13, 2011
Received Partially Favorable Decision November 17 (no backpay because judge changed onset date to the date of my 50th birthday, 6/7/11
Received first monthly payment January 11, 2012
Appealed Partially Favorable Decision January, 2012

(will keep everyone updated on my appeal of the partially favorable decision since there is not a lot of information out there about this topic)

 
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My timeline

Filed June, 2010
Denied December, 2010
Appealed January, 2011 (no reconsideration in my state of PA)
Hearing October 13, 2011
Received Partially Favorable Decision November 17 (no backpay because judge changed onset date to the date of my 50th birthday, 6/7/11
Received first monthly payment January 11, 2012
Appealed Partially Favorable Decision January, 2012

(will keep everyone updated on my appeal of the partially favorable decision since there is not a lot of information out there about this topic)
Thanks Dobie...nice to see you again.

 
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My timeline

Filed June, 2010
Denied December, 2010
Appealed January, 2011 (no reconsideration in my state of PA)
Hearing October 13, 2011
Received Partially Favorable Decision November 17 (no backpay because judge changed onset date to the date of my 50th birthday, 6/7/11
Received first monthly payment January 11, 2012
Appealed Partially Favorable Decision January, 2012

(will keep everyone updated on my appeal of the partially favorable decision since there is not a lot of information out there about this topic)
Dobie-

Did the Judge say why he changed your onset date? Thanks

 
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Thanks Dobie...nice to see you again.
Thanks Blueskies. I have been licking my wounds so to speak and doing some research on my own about appealing the partially favorable decision. As you know, I have decided to go forward mostly because of his errors but also because of the way he found me disabled; "meeting a Grid Rule with my age". Because of that, and I do not agree with that, I think the chances of the AC overturning the judges ruling to denied are extremely small. That was my biggest concern, obviously. Now we have to prove that I did meet a listing, 3 actually, and he missed many records of my treating doctor, maybe because is was listed wrong on the exhibit list (it stated that I saw my treating doctor 2 times in 2009, obviously this is wrong nd could be the reason he made this decision. I will keep everyone updated as this could be useful information for someone else contemplating appealing the partial. The fact that I got absolutely no backpay and my attorney did not get paid was also a huge contributing factor since I truly believe I deserve all of it and will fight it out to the end.

 
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Good luck Dobie and I agree with Blueskies14 is good to hear back from you.

 
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Did the Judge say why he changed your onset date? Thanks
Hi Stepmum. The Decision letter is complex as you know, but the crux of it is he did not believe I met a listing but did find me disabled under a Grid Rule when I turned 50 which was June of 2011, consequently, no backpay and had to wait until this month to see any money (monthly payment just received on the 11th of January) and my hearing was October 13, 2011. I have 100s of pages of medical records. The exhibit list had a typo for my treating physician whom I have seen since 2009, they listed 2 visits in 2009 which is obviously a huge mistake and the Judge said in his decision that he gave my doctor little weight which I could not understand until I found the mistake. I will add, that he gave alot of weight to the doctors who I saw once for a second opinion and SS doctors whom have NEVER even met!! There were 102 pages from my pain specialist, that he never looked at, obviously. We shall see with the appeal.

 
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Hi Dobie, what lstings do you meet? Hopefully your attorney had it outlined how you specifically met each provision of each listing. If not, then it may be easy to appeal by just doin that??? Good luck and keep us posted.

 
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Thanks Blueskies. I have been licking my wounds so to speak and doing some research on my own about appealing the partially favorable decision. As you know, I have decided to go forward mostly because of his errors but also because of the way he found me disabled; "meeting a Grid Rule with my age". Because of that, and I do not agree with that, I think the chances of the AC overturning the judges ruling to denied are extremely small. That was my biggest concern, obviously. Now we have to prove that I did meet a listing, 3 actually, and he missed many records of my treating doctor, maybe because is was listed wrong on the exhibit list (it stated that I saw my treating doctor 2 times in 2009, obviously this is wrong nd could be the reason he made this decision. I will keep everyone updated as this could be useful information for someone else contemplating appealing the partial. The fact that I got absolutely no backpay and my attorney did not get paid was also a huge contributing factor since I truly believe I deserve all of it and will fight it out to the end.
Yeah, I recall when you 1st posted about this. I would have done the same thing you are doing now. Good luck..please come back and update.

 
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