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    Well I have been fighting to get my disability now since 2009, I finally got so mad and got off my butt and got a disability lawyer. I saw him this past Monday. But now I think I feel better about it with the lawyer. What gets me is the fact that when I applied they sent me to a dr and he said he I had a 98% chance of getting my disability and that he had never had anyone turned down. Well I guess I was his first, and was turned down 2 more times.The system really gets me I was self employed for many years and paid my taxes and everything, for over 20 years and now I can't even get disability. I understand that some people abuse the system, I have seen that first hand. But there should be a way making it easier for people.

    What really gets me is that fact that I lost my health insurance when my husband lost his government job and due to having to pay for medical expenses, we are currently losing our house, Then the dr says stay away from stress cause it is causing a lot of problems. How can you do that when you are broke because you spend all your money on meds and dr. and can't get disability. My husband says that if we had the disability or even medicaid it would help and plus it would also help keep me healthier. I can't understand that the government wants to keep fighting a war in another country but does not want to take care of the people in this country. OK now I am just rambling about it cause it makes me mad.

    If anyone has any suggestions about getting help, please let me know I am currently getting assistance from the united way to help cover some of my medication expenes.
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    Hi Leanne, I'm sorry things are so hard. Gosh I will try to give you a list of support ideas until you get SSD. Dept of welfare for food stamps, fuel assistance, & cash assistance. There is the salvation army, red cross, samaritan purse, food banks, churches, lions club for eye glasses, etc. These are all in the US. I hope this helps some dear.

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    Hi All as you can see I have been a member since May 2011 as my partner Alan got diagnosed in April of this year this is the 1st time I have written in this part of the forum I mostly write in friends and family section and its mostly about all Alans problems and different symptoms I havn't ever mentioned the problem we've had with Alans DLA (for those not in the UK this is Disability Living Allowance ) Alan was in receipt of this after his accident in Nov 2006 where he sustained numerous injuries broken neck in 2 places C1 & C6,fractured sternum,broke both his hands,tore main artery in heart(aorta) and completely smashed his left leg which has been re-built twice.In 2008 he was diagnosed with cronic kidney failure stage 3 and in April this year he was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis SLE stage 4.He was given a 3yr award so in Jan 11 it was due for renewal and we stupidly thought that he would get it as he is more seriously ill now than he was when he got his 1st award anyway unbelievably he got turned down completely as in no award and as a result I lost my carers allowance and income support which I was in receipt of as I had to give up my job to be his full time carer.We appealed this decision immediately and it has taken 8 months for his appeal to be heard which was yesterday where the decision was made to postpone as they didnt think they had enough medical evidence on his Lupus diagnosis how much more do they need he had a seizure in front of them!!!! We now have to endure a doctor coming to our home to witness how Lupus affects Alan on a daily basis we can't believe we are having to go through this its ridiculous.!!!! Rant Over Love Mary.x.

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    mary


    trust a government agency to make a simple solution unworkable.

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    @ Mary
    You keep fighting for what Alan needs, sorry you are having so many problems, Fighting for disability can be hard, you would think that they could see how bad he was when he had a seizure in front of them, but they must be idiots. Hopefully when they visit they will see his disability. will be praying it goes your way.
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    @ Leann,

    When I finally hired a lawyer I got my disability approved within 3 months. I still have to wait until Oct of 2012 for insurance but finally there was some money to live on! Good luck to you!
    Mari

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