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Posted by Bruce on November 28, 2000 at 01:22:59:

In Reply to: SSD posted by desiree on November 28, 2000 at 00:46:30:

: hi, i am 26 an suffer from several medical conditions, but it wasn't until my parkinsons progressed that i applied for ssd. i applied in july and just this month i have heard from them(nov.)wanting me to take and exam with their doctor. Please is it normal for a decision to take so long and for them to ask me to see their doctors?

Desiree, Yes, it is normal to take a few months and to be examined by a doctor. The rules are a little more strict for younger people. In my case, they referred me to a local doctor.

Don't be discouraged if you don't qualify the first time. I have read on the internet that your chances are more likely in the next two steps. The second step is you have the right to appeal their decision and the third step you can have your case decided by a judge.

Include mental symptoms such as memory loss, poor concentration or anything similar that would prevent you from working at any job.

They will send you back pay for all the time after you submittd your forms. Don't give up and good luck to you. Bruce

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