It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Disabilities Message Board

To all who are waiting...

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2008, 02:22 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: GA
Posts: 5
skdjsf HB User
To all who are waiting...

It took me 7 yrs and I just got my first monthly check this month and part of my back pay on Thursday.
I went through so many rough days. I can't even count the number of food bank lines I stood in (which I am so grateful for), and days when I barely had a can of beans to eat. I live in a HUD apartment that is terrible and had no means to the local Mental Health Clinic for my severe depression or to medical care, for which I am suppose to take thyroid meds everyday for the rest of my life, not to mention the great pain from many back problems.
I truly felt like no one (outside my family and loved ones) cared, nor would ever help. I was denied twice but in Oct. received a "fully favorable" decision.
There were many days I felt like giving up and doing something drastic. The whole thing really took a toll.
So please, hang-in there. I truly believe your chances are good if you are vigilant.
Hugs, Susan
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-19-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Posts: 40
debi1957 HB User
Re: To all who are waiting...

Congratulations, I know the feeling, I just got approved by the ALJ in October as well. It took me 6 years of hell. I have yet to recieve any money, or word. I called payment center several times, they said it could be another 30 to 60 days. I would think they would speed it up, since folks wait for so long to get a decision. I had 3 appeals at the ALJ level. Twice i had the same stupid judge, whom made the same stupid mistakes. my Attornney had to appeal and as you know each appeal takes another 15 month to get a new hearing.
Im glad I finally got a new judge he ruled fully in my favor. Now i wait for the money.Again, im glad you won.

Old 12-19-2008, 01:17 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 626
gayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB Usergayle428 HB User
Re: To all who are waiting...

Congrats! Glad you both finally got approved.

I'm waiting for a date with the ALJ. It will be my first hearing. If I am not approved, I will try again. You just gotta keep trying.

Old 12-19-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 102
celticfan HB User
Re: To all who are waiting...

congratulations. i see stories like yours, and can only admire you for hanging in there. i applied in Jan, was denied in Mar, appealed and got approved in May. i got 9 mo of backpay, and believe me, i earned every dime. we too had to stand in food lines, mooched off of family, and had to move in with the inlaws due to not having money.

Old 12-27-2008, 07:40 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: greenville,sc
Posts: 18
rushkasmom HB User
Re: To all who are waiting...

I agree, don't give up! It took 6 years for me, to be honest, my husband and I both had pretty much given up on ever seeing anything, then I got a letter for an ALJ hearing and was approved ~ finally!! Why do they make you wait so long, I am sorry, but there is no reason that it should take 2-3 months to start. I know, I've heard all the stories about backlogs, etc, but it doesn't make any sense to me. Most of us on this board are in the same fix and can understand the frustations. I can't even see my dr till it comes in and I give him the 600 dollars I owe him~then after I pay it, I have no idea if he will even take me back as his patient.
Thanks for letting me vent!! Patti in SC

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
How to cope while waiting sarasota2004 Cancer: Breast 38 06-15-2010 02:02 PM
is it even worth waiting these days? jody1983 Sexual Health - General 17 01-29-2006 06:14 PM
Waiting for New Year's Eve Stories Hangin in There Relationship Health 61 01-15-2006 08:46 AM
Anxiety while waiting in line? MrsPM Anxiety 5 07-27-2005 05:18 AM
Waiting Game for Permanment SCS foreverangel143 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 6 04-27-2005 04:14 AM
Waiting and waiting and waiting to see a doctor coryb Inner Ear Disorders 3 09-17-2004 10:59 AM
waiting and waiting rhuff Disabilities 6 08-19-2004 06:58 AM
waiting is causing me too much anxiety u2fran Bipolar Disorder 1 05-10-2004 05:30 PM
WAITING!!! ....*help* theseeyes02 Lymphomas 20 10-17-2003 10:18 AM
at the doctors waiting room hry33 Panic Disorders 3 06-18-2003 11:01 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:41 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!