I am approved for SSI and my backpay is coming this next week! I'm SO excited! FINALLY!!! I found out yesterday.. on my birthday!! I was approved for SSDI also but it is in some kind of payment process so i am told so i won't hear anything about that for up to 60 days.. bummer.. BUT I'm just excited their is finally a light at the end of the tunnel!
I'm new to all this, but my state disability is about to run out and my doctor isn't releasing me. Aside from my mixed BP, ADHD, a number of other symptoms and all the issues with my back, I'm trying to figure out what my next step is?
So if I may, what is the difference between SSI and SSDI? Did you have to go through a lawyer to assist you in getting this all approved or where you just lucky?
As far as going through a lawyer or if we were just lucky- Well, the majority of applicants file, get denied, get an attorney or representative and appeal. Then, most of the time, get denied again, and file another appeal to appear in front of an ALJ (Administrative Law Judge).
This process can take literally years to complete.
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