Disability ( still waiting )

This is a list of issues that I personally am dealing with.

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Depession
  • Possible BiPolar ( not tested for )
  • No feeling in both feet
  • Blind in one right eye
  • Double vision
  • Difficult mobility without use of device
  • Prone to falls
  • On Oxygen full-time
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Require Spinal Surgery ( neck & back )
  • No feeling in finger tips on one hand
  • Just diagnosed Type II Diabetic

I filed for Disability, no attorney, and have learned the status as being in the final step and waiting for yes or no.
Based on the list (I am sure there is other issues I am unsure of), does it sound like it will be a yes or no. Come December it will be a year since I filed.
Starting to feel like I should retain an attorney since it is taking so long. As of November it will be a year since I have worked.

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Is all your diagnosis down on paper? Tell your doctor get your medical paperwork with all your diagnosis on them from together with all those conditions and what else you are needing you all are needing tell your doctor to put it down usually the first time you get denied without a lawyer but if you have all those things in order it should be a yes going off my experience helping people get disability.

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Where are located, I am looking for am Disablity Attorney as well.

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Yes everything is on paper except my frustration level

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Colorado

Is this for SSDI or another type of claim?

My sister had a lot of the same.problems you just listed. She had some you do not have on the list. We live in Texas. Therefore not sure if any thing I might have to say would apply to you.
My sister did not have an attorney when she applied. She did have everything on paper from her doctors. It took her 18 months and the first answer was yes. She was give 100% disabled status.
They told her how much she would get per month. She recived that as a first check. The 2nd month she received a letter about a week before her check came stating ther were paying her some retro pay because she had been disabled all that time and unble to work. So she got a lump sum check the 2nd month.
When they did cost of living raises then her check was more.
I hope this helps. But some laws may have changed since then and now plus this is Texas, I do not know if the laws differ from state to state.
If I was wating that long I would ask for a free conceltation with a lawyer. Ask for advise during that consiltation.
I do not know if it is true but a few people I have met tell me they were denied 3 times.
I hope the best for you. From your list it sounds like you deserve the disability.
Hold your head up things will get better.

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Yes SSDI

If you haven’t done it already, sign up and activate your online SS account. Then you’ll be able to track the status of your claim. If you haven’t seen anybody in person and it has been a year you need to make some phone calls. My claim was processed, completed, and I received my back pay in 4 months.
You need to stay on top of them. If you stay actively involved with your claim the process works.

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I know SS states you have to be out of work for at least 5 months, then things proceed from there.My issues have caused me to miss alot of work before I got worse to the point that I could not bare the pain. I finally had to stop and went to the doctor. Doctor was already aware of the issues, so wasnt like it was a surprise. It’ll be a year come October.
The web states it has completed phase 1 & 2 and now is waiting, which it has been for months

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Contacted a Disability Group regarding SSDI, since I have not heard anything ( Yes or No). Retaining an attorney now will not help anything. Not until a letter indicating that I have been denied.
That one is easy, I get denied for everything anymore. About to just give up.

Can’t take much more of this. I have more then enough credits, and am unable to work as a result of the combination of issues.
Don’t understand all these new things and I get confused, disoriented, then upset, can’t stand for more than about 10 minutes, need oxygen full time, unable to lift.
The list goes on, whatever I guess

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When you look for one and choose one go for one that goes by this standard ‘if you don’t get paid, I don’t get paid’. Also KEEP APPEALING do not allow anyone to talk you into closing your case. Once you close it and decide to refile later you are starting all over including time lost from last attempt.

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When you look for one and choose one go for one that goes by this standard ‘if you don’t get paid, I don’t get paid’. Also KEEP APPEALING do not allow anyone to talk you into closing your case. Once you close it and decide to refile later you are starting all over including time lost from last attempt. If you get denied this time and I am thinking you might because that is what the Government does, appeal it but get an Attorney first. One who handles SS benefits and works on the mentioned above platform.

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I would have suggested an attorney at the start (be sure he/she is ethical, ask to seehear some of his successes with disability, lots of scoundrels in this business) BUT you have gone pretty far. If it isn’t yes, get an attorney!

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Hi Randy. Navigating the SSDI application process is designed to make you give up. The only thing that makes the wait so long is that the wait is designed into the process. Typically an applicant is denied the first time. Many people just give up at that point. SSDI may order you to see a neutral Doctor to evaluate your condition. These losers are paid $35.00 by Social Security to examine and determine your ability to perform some arbitrary tests that the SSA has determined indicate your ability to work. They also need to fill out an SSA form, all for 35 bucks. You can imagine the quality of Doctor they get. So then the question becomes do they pass you or do they deny you by overstating your abilities. Of course they deny you because if they pass too many people or an able-bodied ringer sent in by Social Security they will lose their contract to do these exams.
The denial notice informs you of your right to a review by a different case worker. This is the only path to a real appeal. If you get a more senior case worker who actually understands the process and conditions you may be approved at that point. I was approved at that point but I have a recognized disabling condition (I am a Polio Survivor and developed Post Polio Syndrome.)
If you are again denied at this point your next appeal is to an administrative judge. THIS JUDGE IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION!! The proceedings for this "quasi-judicial trial can be good or bad depending on the Fake Judge (Don’t call them that to their face but there is no requirement that they have a real law degree or any kind of judicial experience.).
Most people hire a lawyer after the 2nd or 3rd turn down. By the time you have had your 2nd turn down you have been in their system for at least one year and as much as 2 years. It is another year and a half wait for your “judicial review”. I would hire a Social Security law specialist attorney at that point. Social Security rules limit his fee to 25% of the back payments due to you. Example: You apply in January of 2020 for SSDI benefits. At that time the Social Security officer will tell you how much your monthly SSDI payment will be. Let’s say that your monthly payment will be $1,000. If it takes 20 months to get approved,that would mean they owe you 20 X $1,000 or $20,000. Your attorney is entitled to 25% of $20,000 or $5,000 leaving $15,000 for you.
Getting a SSDI Lawyer to take your case is a good thing because he or she won’t take it unless she or he thinks there will be a payday. I am not an attorney but I am a retired court mediator. I can’t do one of these cases so chances are that you can’t either. But you can do the original application and first appeal yourself. If it works you keep all the back payments back to when you originally apply. You only get payments from the date of your application NOT the date you are disabled. It’s a long process but worth it. Be sure to learn and obide by their rules. Hope this helps.

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Randy, whatever you do, DO NOT STOP!!! if denied, appeal. If denied again, appeal again. Once you STOP appealing you have to start all over and the time you have invested is gone. I have been denied twice now and I have filed an appeal each time. Oh, when you go to pick out a Lawyer get one that represent you on a “If you Don’t win, I don’t get paid” plan. They take something like 25% of back pay. Hang in there. Good luck.

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When you look for an Attorney pick one out that will work the basis of “If you don’t get paid, I don’t get paid”. Also, once you open your case NEVER NEVER quit appealing until you have been before a judge.

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I have been denied twice already and I have 5 of Randy diseases. The thing with me though is that I have held Secretary jobs within the last 15 years and they feel that I can do so again. I can not sit for longer than one to two hours before I have pins and needles from my calves down to my toes. I can not stand for longer than 30 mins to an hour before again I get that dead, frostbite, needles and pins feeling. DO NOT ever get me on Winter and I live in MN!! I would be really happy if the Government would assist in finding me a job that will allow for all my medical issues and accommodations that I need in order to do the job, but they don’t help oh no they just say you can do this kind of job or that kind of job. Why don’t they demand companies that they have to hire people like us if they don’t want to pay out SSDI.

CALL your local government and request a Social Worker Case Management person. When they assign you one explain how you get confused and upset by all this and ask if they will help you read and fill out your papers. Best bet though Randy is get an Attorney that works on a “If you don’t get paid, I don’t get paid” case. They will have more incentive to work hard for you.

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I have a birth defect in my left hip. It took me 20 years to get social security disability approved. I never had a lawyer. Good luck