Yes it is a messed up system. I hired an atty right after the first denial. When I finally got to the ALJ hearing, it took all of 8mins or so and the judge asked their doc why I was even there. They granted me back to last day of work instead of the application day and with a 3 yr re-eval. I was nervous going into the hearing as the one before me was 1.5hrs long. Yes it is soooo wrong that the abusers can get it easily but those of us who desperately need it have the debilitating stress to get it.
Money cannot buy you happiness but it can buy you a big enough boat to allow you to pull up along side it!!! - David Lee Roth