So I just got my SSDI denial letter today, even though the woman I talked to said it would take 3-4 months after they reviewed my medical records because it takes that long to make a medical decision. The woman told me I would be denied because I hadn't worked enough but told me I wouldn't hear anything until my medical records were reviewed and that it would take a few months. So since I got it today, and applied last Monday, I guess that means that they didn't even look at my medical records and I wasted over an hour of my life answering her questions over the phone after spending hours on my own beforehand looking up all my medical history and doctors, tests, and medications. To say I'm mad is an understatement. Its one thing to say you will probably be denied because you don't have enough work credits but if she knew that they wouldn't even look at my medical records why did she make me fill it all out!!! So aggravated. If you're under 24 you need to have worked for 1 and a half years to qualify, and I've probably only worked for 1 year total. I was dx'd at 16 when I was finally old enough to even get a job and am 19 now. So I guess that means I needed to have worked over half of the time I've been sick, and go to school. To me that makes no sense. I'm calling tomorrow and asking about it and they also filled out some of the questions incorrectly (they sent me a copy of my application) because uh THEY DIDN'T EVEN ASK ME THEM.
unfortunatelly it takes a govermnet buracrat to really #### something.
the american system does not make sense to me.
I don't understand why they dont even look at your medical records if you don't meet their requirements. So a sick person has been really sick so they have barely worked so they don't qualify for disability?? Shouldn't they at least look at my medical records before making a decision?
Are you young enough to be considered a dependent of your parents? Is there any way that you could qualify as a disabled dependent through your parents' SS?
Just thinkin' out loud....
I understand the frustration. Just get a lawyer, most don't ask for any payment until after you get disability.
Get a lawyer. You won't get help until you do and the law in the US states that they can't charge you unless they get you back pay. Sadly this is just how it usually goes
I didn't know that. I was thinking that I might just drop it because I really can't afford a lawyer or anything. I really have to idea what I'm doing lol I just want a fair shot...
Originally Posted by tgal
Good luck ritz, I was denied twice (2nd time I had a lawyer) they screwed everything it up, the judges answer came back with all wrong info, so now my lawyers asking for a reman(d)? Basically I go through the same thing, add more doc reports and see a different judge....it's taking forever though! But this time im praying that ill finally be formally dx'd!!I hope you get it with a lawyer...it stinks knowing some people get it for "faking or over dramatizing" mental issues (I know someone who did that) and got it on the first try and then there's people with real legit issues and they get denied :/ so unfair but so like the government! Keep us posted!
APPEAL, APPEAL, APPEAL.....what that will do its keep your application "alive" and if and when you get approved they should go back to date of application.
Do you live in the united states? And you should have been able to get something when you where 16 so that it made it easier on your parents. Then it should have carried over to when you were an adult. It does and doesn't make since. There are people who have been diagnosed with things as kids and there parents got federal money for them and then it carried over to them as adults.
I asked if you lived in the united states cause you can get free legal or you will only have to pay 25% of back disability. I think is the link for it.
if not send me an email and I will see if I can look up the number. They are really great and may be able to help you.