I had put my timeline in my signature, 1-coz I couldn't remember it exactly; 2 I didn't want to pull my file out when I was asked.. so here it is:
Left work 8/09
Orig filed 3/10 (foolishly waited before I filed-thought I had to wait 6months)
1st denial & 1st appeal 7/10-hired atty same day
2nd denial 12/10 &2nd appeal/req hearing 12/10
VSU (visual screening unit) picked case 5/11 & VSU passed 6/11 *(b'coz atty didn't updt my medical records with SSA since 12/10, this after he had me running around getting RFCs filled out like an idiot, then he sits on them & everything else)
-About July 2011 got my US Sen involved (which is how I found out that atty hadn't sent SSA my updt'd records when my case was pulled by the VSU) Oh, yeah, I also discover atty is too busy with foreclosures these days. *sigh* A new facet to his firm since I hired him.
ALJ hearing sched for Feb 14th-1 month away. tic-toc-tic-toc
Note in the letter from the ALJ they named my judge. I checked his record out.. His approval rate is only 40%.
So I'm a month away literally. Talk about anxiety! I really need to get drunk.. I mean really tie one on. but I have acid reflux and drinking don't agree with me. LOL.. If it wasn't for my bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.