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Topic Title: Total Disability Claims
Topic Summary: can you figure out why it is so difficult with all we have
Created On: 04/25/2007 08:46 PM
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I filed a claim for total disability with Social Security that is effective April 15, 2003. Like lots of others with autoimmune diseases it has been so difficult to get anything done. So many of our problems are difficult to prove. There is a year or longer wait anytime things change. It seems as though they are trying to turn you into a vagrant at times before you can get an answer.

I have been so sick of delays from denials, appeals, hearings, physicals by their doctors, etc. Four years is a long time to fight.

I received some long awaited info today in the mail. I finally was approved for full Social Security benefits with retroactive pay to the filing date. While it has been such of a challenge, I feel like I finally got a break. That break came from having determination and a refusal to give up. I can start looking for a new condo to move into tomorrow. I can finally move forward with my life.

If you are going through the same things, don't think the outcome is doomed. I do have several illnesses that could not be ignored and I would not have been successful unless the illnesses were real. But don't give up is the message. It can obviously take some time, but the results can be positive.



I share information based on my years of experience with autoimmune disorders. Your doctor should be consulted when you are at risk for potentially serious problems. I am not a medical professional, just another patient with lots of experiences.
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