Getting Social Security Disability Approved
This is a link to...actually, I don't really know what it is. At first, I assumed it was a forum and it may be. Or, it may be a social bookmarking site of some kind (think "myspace").
Anyway, the individual who started this thread was approved for social security disability benefits and, by her words, on her first try. I thought I'd post the link because the comments made by others on this webpage may be of interest to individuals who have filed for disability or are thinking of filing for disability (either social security disability or SSI).
One of the commenters mentions that an appeal was necessary on her claim, but that a hearing was not necessary (she refers to this as "court" but disability hearings are informal proceedings). Presumably, we can infer that her case was approved at the reconsideration level (if she lives in the new england region, this would have been called a review instead of a reconsideration). Another poster just recently filed in May. That individual will probably receive a decision sometime in the next couple of months, but if the case is turned down a long road awaits and that road is most likely paved with filing a reconsideration, getting denied, requesting a hearing, waiting a very long time for the hearing, having the hearing, and then possibly being approved (according to recent statistics, claimants have a 62% chance of being approved at a hearing if they have representation.
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