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05/04/2012 07:57 PM



Keep trying! Don't give up. That is what they want you to do! Wink

05/04/2012 08:05 PM
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FM is not a specific illness listed in the blue book so they have to go by symptomology. That makes it much harder. The first step about 75% of people get turned down, this even includes those with terminal cancers. The second step is nicknamed the "rubber stamp" stage. Keep going. Keeping a log of your issues and how it effects your life and relationships is a good idea. Keeping up with all your drs appts and having the lawyer get those records is big. If you can getting a dr to back you is great too. Preferably a specialist of some form.

05/04/2012 08:06 PM

Wishing you the best. First two time is almost said to be a denial. Unless you have one foot in the grave and the other one falling in. And some that don't even get them approved. Some States don't have 5 steps like mind does. What State are you in? There is an SSDI Group on here with very knowledgeable info. Check them out, I'm on there also. Not saying that you can not get an answer here. It also took me 3 years almost to the date, with a lawyer.

Also try to get an RFC Form filled out by your DR. It can also come in handy. You can print one off the computer. It will give the judge an ideal and the VE a hint on what you can and can not do. How much you can lift, how long you can stand, walk etc.... You may not need it but just in case. Your Dr report will out weight their Dr report.

Post edited by: Realityworld, at: 05/04/2012 08:10 PM

05/04/2012 08:40 PM
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I had to wind up going to court to get mine. Did they give any reasons? I am so sorry your are going through this,I just did 2 years ago and am now going through it with my husband. My attorney told me that they always turn you down the first time and that usually they do the 2nd time. Another thing you can do is call your local congressman, they will write a letter on your behalf and continue to follow up on it. I have been told even by people that work with soc sec that it really helps. Good luck.

05/06/2012 04:57 PM
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I'm so sorry you got denied, it really sucks dear, they deny you and keep doing it hoping you'll go away so they don't have to give out any money. I was denied several times, got a lawyer, had a hearing and am now waiting on an answer from an appeal my attorney filed several months ago. One thing you have to have when filing for disability is patience, the other is determination to never quit and let them win. Hugs and Love

05/06/2012 06:28 PM
Posts: 605

I was turned down and in process of appeal. In short terms reason was I can think!! Know thats a trip!!

05/07/2012 09:01 PM

Kel, what other diagnosis do you have? Try to go through with this. It is possible if you start over you may not be eligible for back pay. After a certain quarter you lose what was taken out of your income. But if you continue on the same claim that can not denied you back pay. So hang in there and don't give up. I'm NOT WISIHING ANYMORE SICKNESS ON YOU. but fIBRO along DOES NOT WHOLE A LEG WITH ssdi. Sorry for the caps.

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