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Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By NElady
Re: Fast response ! Yeah

Well congrats on your quick approval!!! Good to hear stories like that on here!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-18-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By NElady
Re: Pysical exam

I would assume then that they will order those medical records before they make a decision. If not, then those records could be used as new evidence if denied. I really don't see how they can deny...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-18-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By NElady
Re: Pysical exam

Did you JUST have the echo done?? I mean since applying?? If so, get those results submitted to SSDI immediately, as that can help your case. If echo is under 30, you would have severe problems...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-18-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By NElady
Re: Pysical exam

Do you happen to know the ejection fraction percent from your echo?? (I used to work in the LTD field).
Board: Disabilities 04-18-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,564
Posted By NElady
Re: Without a job, how do you spend your days?

What a wonderful way to spend your time!! I would love to do something like that, but I'm not crafty at all, and don't know how to knit or crochet or quilt or anything!!
Board: Pain Management 04-18-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By NElady
Re: Curious everyone, how often do you see your doctor?

I understand what you mean about the Cymbalta! I took myself off of Celexa, but I weaned myself down, and once I stopped totally I still had the "zaps" and vomiting for a couple of weeks. I would...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-18-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By NElady
Re: Proving disability?

If it is out of the Atlanta office, it looks like 11-12 months. So your guess of December is about right, unless they are able to clear up cases quicker. They told me about 18-20, and it was 13. ...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-18-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By NElady
Re: Proving disability?

I know young people can get approved, I was approved at age 35 for purely physical reasons. But I said for the knee problem only, her age didn't look good for an approval. For mental problems, it's...
Board: Disabilities 04-18-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,191
Posted By NElady
Re: Funniest or Strangest Job They Said You Can Do

I would personally never send a resume to the SSA. For one, it would need to be current to have the info needed. If current, it may show you are job-hunting. Plus, the resume may show more...
Board: Disabilities 04-18-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,191
Posted By NElady
Re: Funniest or Strangest Job They Said You Can Do

What a great thread idea Gayle!! Made me laugh and smile today! Hope everyone is having a good day!!!!!!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-18-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By NElady
Re: Proving disability?

I'm going to be completely honest with you. As far as your mental diagnosis, I'm not sure how that will factor in since there are varying degrees of mental illness. But looking at your case from a...
Board: Disabilities 04-18-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,191
Posted By NElady
Re: Funniest or Strangest Job They Said You Can Do

There really is such thing as a napkin folder (I just googled it) but it also involves folding towels and linens, so the name is a little misleading. I would think laundry worker would be more...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-18-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By NElady
Re: Fast response ! Yeah

Hmmmm that is interesting. I was never asked for a birth certificate either. Only a drivers license by security the day of the hearing. That's interesting. Where did you hand deliver your birth...
Board: Disabilities 04-18-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,191
Posted By NElady
Re: Funniest or Strangest Job They Said You Can Do

That is hilarious!!! A DJ!!! A napkin folder?? Come on, that job does NOT exist does it?? Without some other duties attached to it such as waitressing?? That is one of the funniest things I have...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By NElady
Re: My husband had his hearing today

Well for some reason I was sooooo nervous that during that part, my mind kinda blanked out and once they started listing jobs, I kinda "zoned out". Not sure why I did, but I did. I only heard the...
Board: Pain Management 04-18-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By NElady
Re: Curious everyone, how often do you see your doctor?

There's no test that I know of. I believe if you stop pain meds and your pain actually improves, that's how they diagnose it.
Board: Pain Management 04-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By NElady
Re: Curious everyone, how often do you see your doctor?

Kittyluvr, what you are describing is a condition called Hyperalgesia. It can be from taking opiate medications for a long time. The problem is, it doesn't happen to everyone, just some people. ...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-17-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,515
Posted By NElady
Re: So Upset, What do I do now?

Jamie -
First of all, I am SO sorry to hear what you have been through! I was hoping someone would post with some excellent advice, but it doesn't look like anyone has yet, so I'll try to give it...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-17-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By NElady
Re: Feeling Frusterated

I agree!! It does sound like a mistake. Usually the Rep Payee's are only for mental claims. Hopefully you will get it straightened out soon!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-17-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By NElady
Re: My husband had his hearing today

At my hearing, the ALJ asked the VE if there were jobs I could do, with the restrictions given to me by the in-house SSDI doctor who reviewed my claim and denied me. He said I had SOME restrictions,...
Board: Disabilities 04-17-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,564
Posted By NElady
Re: Without a job, how do you spend your days?

It's not sad!! Mine is about the same thing if you trade the tv and Internet ratios.... Unfortunately, there's not much I can do. That's why I had to stop working because I just CAN'T do much. A...
Board: Disabilities 04-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,460
Posted By NElady
Re: Curious everyone, how often do you see your doctor?

Every 4 weeks like clockwork!! Set my next appointment up as I leave the office!! I wish I didn't have to be bound down by doctors, but no other option. :(
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-16-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By NElady
Re: New claim...

Ouch!! I've had herniations at the thoracic and lumbar areas, and to me personally, the thoracic area is much more painful!! I think you are doing all you can medically!! Going over your med...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-15-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By NElady
Re: New claim...

I really don't know what else you could do. I'm still in awe that you've been denied this many times with having a failed 9 level fusion. Which part of your spine is fused? Lumbar, cervical?? ...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-15-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,128
Posted By NElady
Re: Fully Favorable Bench Decision ALJ Hearing Today!

Also, you won't need to get ahold of anyone as they will automatically send you your card when you are eligible. Part A should be free for you, but it costs $99 a month for part B, you'll probably...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-15-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,128
Posted By NElady
Re: Fully Favorable Bench Decision ALJ Hearing Today!

Medicare is what you get when you are approved for disability, but it doesn't kick in for 29 months from date of disability. My disability date was in June 2010 and my Medicare starts December 1st...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-15-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,039
Posted By NElady
Re: Bad Doctor Report

You are correct. There are "reserves" as it is called to pay all outstanding claims. That is the FIRST thing an insurance company has to pay, and money is set aside to cover that.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,128
Posted By NElady
Re: Fully Favorable Bench Decision ALJ Hearing Today!

It was a female. I think maybe she thinks if you can date, you can work. Who knows?? I thought several questions were weird, but whatever works!! It all worked out in the end, that's all that...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,128
Posted By NElady
Re: Fully Favorable Bench Decision ALJ Hearing Today!

They asked me what my living situation was, and who I lived with, then actually asked if I date or have a significant other. I thought that was odd. I guess disabled people can't date. Lol. Odd...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By NElady
Re: Back pay and amount

"love letters".....lmao!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,927
Posted By NElady
Re: SSA Hearing less than a week away...

Awesome!!!! I am sooooooo happy for you!!!!!! Congrats!!!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,039
Posted By NElady
Re: Bad Doctor Report

Just found an article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203518404577096632862007046.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories
Not sure if I can post a link, but that's where I did find info. ...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,039
Posted By NElady
Re: Bad Doctor Report

Is that Binder and Binder?? I hadn't heard that, but if true, yes I could definitely see some lawsuits!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,039
Posted By NElady
Re: Bad Doctor Report

I was kinda thinking the same thing Vann. It doesn't sound very ethical that they would pull out the bad stuff and just submit the good. As far as I know, they are supposed to submit ALL records. ...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,927
Posted By NElady
Re: SSA Hearing less than a week away...

Good luck!!!! Keep us posted!!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-11-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,325
Posted By NElady
Re: Should Ifile for Disability

Yes, if you haven't seen a urologist, you should! It's not normal to need to urinate that often. And I think you do have a strong case, but time is running out. If its been 6 years you haven't...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,700
Posted By NElady
Re: I was denied

I'm glad you are getting the MRI done! You really need it most importantly for your health, but it will likely help your case also. Please keep us informed, and I hope you feel better soon!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-09-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,039
Posted By NElady
Re: Bad Doctor Report

I wonder though with having Medicare as insurance, most doctors offices have you sign consent to treat/auth to give insurance any info they want. Sooooo even if you went and voided all those auths,...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-09-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By NElady
Re: SSI Question...

If I were you, I would speak with someone at the SSI office, and if you introduce it to them as your desire for school to re-enter the working world, and the possibility of you coming off claim...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-09-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By NElady
Re: What came first, the letter or the check?

I got my approval letter first. Good luck!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-08-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,039
Posted By NElady
Re: Bad Doctor Report

I couldn't have said it better myself!!! There is no way that those notes he wrote would trigger a review of your disability benefits, so I wouldn't worry. But I WOULD get another doctor. Seems...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By NElady
Re: SSDI approved in less than 6 months

Congrats on your approval!!!! So glad they didn't drag it out and make you fight for it!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-06-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,927
Posted By NElady
Re: SSA Hearing less than a week away...

Sandiemas, how are you doing? We haven't heard much from you, and I'm concerned since you are going through WD's. Please let us know how you are!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-06-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By NElady
Re: Fully Favorable letter came in the mail!

I agree vann! They are both government agencies, and should practice by the same procedures!!! If they deny you, I would try to use that as reason to appeal. Good luck!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-06-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By NElady
Re: Pain Management Doctors

I know he's not seeing an ortho. I saw one 1 time only. But if there ARE tests, that could help.
9 level do you have tests?? MRI's?? I thought you said you've had a 9 level fusion, so if so...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-06-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By NElady
Re: Pain Management Doctors

I disagree. I see a pain management doctor almost exclusively and I was approved for disability. So long as you have the tests, such as MRI's to support your case it doesn't matter if you see an...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-06-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,927
Posted By NElady
Re: SSA Hearing less than a week away...

Why do you have to stop cold turkey? Can't your doctor taper you off them? It would be much safer and more comfortable. I've been in your shoes before. Because of a change in procedures at my drs...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-05-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,673
Posted By NElady
Re: Change in SSI amount?

Exactly right!!!! The TOTAL you get from both will be no more than the SSI max for California. As long as you stay there. If you do decide to move to DC, it will drop down to the $718.00. So...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-05-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By NElady
Thumbs up Re: Fully Favorable letter came in the mail!

I'd say it's highly suspicious since its right after being called out on NEVER giving out congrats.
But we'll take it!! Good start!!! I'm all for anything positive!!!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By NElady
Re: Fully Favorable letter came in the mail!

Yes, I heard that they even hired additional people at the payment processing center, so that should help. Mine all moved very quickly and I even had SSI involved for the first 5 months. Usually...
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