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My latest and greatest news

Post  KimbaK on Fri 25 Nov 2011, 8:49 pm

I decided that I was tired of waiting on SS to turn me down again so I researched some attorneys on line. I picked a firm and did the on-line referral. So now I have an attorney to help me with the appeal to get a hearing to review my appeal. My research tells me that a lawyer cannot take more than 25% of the backpay I will be receive if I am approved. Or not more that $6K whichever is the lesser amount. If I do not receive backpay then the lawyer does not charge for services.

I had my phone appt with them Wednesday and they did the online request for a hearing. So at the end of our conversation she says, okay, well they (SS) will get back to us in 10-12 months with a hearing date. I say 10-12 MONTHS??? She says yes, that is the longest amount of time they can take and usually do. The lawyer will let me know when its time to gear up for the hearing.

I could have done that myself for free. However, I know from my own experience here and everyone else's as well, that the powers that be do not believe migraine is a serious affliction so I'm not taking any chances.

In the meantime, I should keep taking my medication and let them know if I have any new doctor or emergency room visits. I'm grateful for my family support because I'd be in a world of hurt without them. This just makes me feel so bad, not only for myself, but for all the people out there going through this kind of thing that don't have any help. As a social worker, I knew there were people who fell through the cracks and didn't get assistance they needed and earned. Now I know what it is to be one of those people.

My love and hope for all of us in this boat, the SS Migraine Screwed Me and My Family...

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Post  30yrsofheadache on Sat 26 Nov 2011, 5:21 am

Wow, that is a long time. I hope you can hang in there until it is resolved in your favor Mad
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Hanging in and not giving up!

Post  KimbaK on Mon 28 Nov 2011, 12:38 am

My family is behind me in this so I have the support to wait SS out. Its begun to feel like a quest at this point. I know they take so long so they can weed out the people who have no choice but to try to find work.


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Post  Cluelesskitty on Mon 28 Nov 2011, 3:54 pm

I absolutely believe in the end you'll be granted SS. Just never ever give up! Appeal every time until you get what you DESERVE!
That is great news you got the lawyer, and the time flies so fast!
Wishing it would fly even faster for you now!

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