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    Default Can't work, but disability DENIED.

    I am so disappointed I am in tears. While in the deep valley of a flare is not a good time for me to be hearing this bad news. I have been this route before, was denied twice then hired a lawyer and was approved and was on disability for almost 10 years. When my marriage dissolved, what could I do? I had to go to work or starve, so of course my disability ended when I went back to work. Thank God I had employers that worked with me during my flares, excusing multiple absences, and adjusting my schedules. But working and stress always takes its toll, doesn't it? Now 12 years later I find myself so sick I can hardly get out of bed, but the Soc Sec Admin says I can do SOMETHING to be gainfully employed so I was denied. It's like I am being punished because I went back to work, and though I paid in my SS taxes I cannot draw on them even though I really need to. I am crushed...I don't think I have the strength to go through this again!
    May today bring you joy, freedom from pain, and abundance of blessings!

    Kathie Lea

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    There's no other way to say it-that sucks.

    It's as if things aren't already difficult enough.

    I'm sorry Kathie Lea.

    Rob

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    the system in america S###S

    it defies resonable logic.

    sorry you are caught up in this mess.

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    Are you able to geta lawyer? I gather in US that is necessary. I am sorry you are going through this!
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    My heart goes out to you because I have been there. Get your lawyer. You don't pay until you win. You can make it. You are stronger than you feel right now. I hate the system we have and I am so sorry for you but if you get a lawyer it is definitely worth what you pay them

    I have to say now that I am on disability I am terribly confused as to my future. I want to get better and go back to work but now that I have found out that I won't have any money left if I go on disability again.
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    Thanks to everyone for your encouraging responses. Mari, I thought that if I went back to work after being on disability, I was doing what I needed to do and that it wouldn't be that hard to be re-certified. I guess I was wrong. Rob & Steve, you guys hit the nail on the head, my friends! I guess I will seek legal counsel and see where it takes me.
    May today bring you joy, freedom from pain, and abundance of blessings!

    Kathie Lea

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