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Disability - Good News!

Discussion in 'Social Security / Disability Benefits' started by Jenkay, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Jenkay

    Jenkay Jen

    Just want to share that I received my Social Security Disability approval letter last night. :thumbs:

    I went for a hearing a couple of weeks ago and at it appeared that things went well during the hearing as the judge stopped things about 1/2 way through. It was nice to get the actual letter though.

    I guess it will be reviewed again in 2 years, I was hoping for a longer period of time before the first review but oh well.

    Thanks for everyone's support, it was a long process and I'm glad to move on from it for a bit. My private disability is currently under review so hopefully that will go well too.

    Have a great day.
  2. Katharine

    Katharine Registered

    That's great news Jen :woohoo: I bet you're relieved that that's behind you for a while.

  3. Maia

    Maia Registered

    What a relief huh? They are pretty fast with the backpay deposit too but of course all that will go back to LTD and we're stuck paying the tax bill but that's OK!

    Thanks for posting to let us all hear your good news.
  4. KarolH

    KarolH Registered

    Well thank god. How long ago did you start SSD? I am guessing it was 2 years by what you said here but not sure. I have been on SSD since April 2006, so 3 1/2 years and no review yet. Should I expect one soon???

    So happy your got approved.:wink2::wink2::wink2:
  5. debatat

    debatat Moderator

    Thats great news!!!!!!!!

  6. Jenkay

    Jenkay Jen


    Karol, I applied in 1/08 so almost two years. I guess there are all different time frames that they look at the file for review, the common ones I've heard of are 3, 5 or 7 years. Mine may be two years because I'm under 44 years old which has something to do with it I guess.

    I'm classified as "young" at 40 even tho most days I feel like I'm 65:rotfl:.
  7. keebler

    keebler Moderator

    What great news Jen! :yahoo:
  8. Lily

    Lily Registered

    Good news and such a relief Jen :woohoo:

  9. Kyphi

    Kyphi Registered

    Great news Jen long may it last :spin:
  10. KarolH

    KarolH Registered

    I was like you, young to get SSD and I got approved first time around. Lucky I guess.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  11. lazylegs

    lazylegs Moderator

    Congratulations Jen :trampo: I hope your other case turns out as well.

    Take care,
  12. macfamily53

    macfamily53 Registered

    Congradulations Jen

    That is such a huge stress releaver i am sure.I was not told mine would ber eveiwed but that does not mean anything.I would just relax now and not worry about the future :).I sure hope you can start to getting your lupus under control:).

  13. germanshepards

    germanshepards Registered

    Question about SSD

    Congrats on getting your disability. I hope you and your husband can relax and have a nice holiday season.

    I have a question. I just started filing today.

    One of my doctors recently thinks that it is unbelievable that I have not filed for SSD, he thinks I should have no problem getting it (this is not my rhem). Anyway, if I get it, will they be watching me? I mean, even though I have all these health problems, I still have to carry heavy groceries up and down the steps. Can I still go to the gym?
  14. Jenkay

    Jenkay Jen


    Thanks again everyone.

    For Germanshepards, I don't know if they'll be watching you but I use to worry about that a lot and then I realized being on disability doesn't mean I can't do anything. I'm down a lot and I keep a daily medical journal of how I'm doing and what I'm dealing with from a lupus standpoint each day and how much rest I needed that day.

    I'm more sick than anyone I know but that doesn't mean if I'm having a good day that I can't go out and get a cup of coffee or do a little shopping. I feel comfortable in being able to justify why I can't hold down a job. If you and your doctors feel you are unable to work then I would try not to worry too much about it. Keeping a medical journal may be a good idea too. I would never remember everything if I didn't write it down and it really helps me summarize everything for my rheumy when I see her.

    Hope everything goes well for you.

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