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what do i have to do?

Discussion in 'Social Security / Disability Benefits' started by sushi, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. sushi

    sushi Registered

    how do you prove that u cant work because of extreme fatigue and joint pain? i have been battleing to get diasability for the past 3 years and i dont know what else to do... my next step is a hearing.. any advise would be appreciated......

    thank you
  2. Monica3

    Monica3 Registered

    Hi Sushi--

    I have no idea what this process is like, but I imagine that your work history plays a major role here. Are there records at work showing extensive sick leave that you can match up with doctor appt notes?
    Other than that, I am not sure what to suggest.

    Have you considered hiring an attorney at any point? It may be worth it since you have been waiting so long already. I understand that persistence often pays off though.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

  3. lazylegs

    lazylegs Moderator

    Hi Sushi,

    I haven't been through a hearing either but others on the site have. Hopefully one of them will come along soon and give you some worthwhile tips. What I can say is don't give up. Others here were successful once they finally saw the judge.

    Take care,
  4. lablover

    lablover Registered

    Hi Sushi,

    I am currently waiting for a hearing date. After my initial denial I contacted an attorney that specialized in disability. We reapplied and were denied at which point we requested a trial date.

    My attorney handles everything. They have gathered all my medical records since I last applied and make sure ssa gets them. They may have me get a functional capacity test. I hope not as the one I did 1-1/2 years ago darned near killed me! Lol! They ask me about EVERY aspect of my life to see how it is possibly affected by my illnesses. Stuff I never really thought about. Like having trouble letting dogs in and out and getting out of cars sometimes. All that stuff counts they say!

    I hope you are getting help with yours. Keep me informed as to how yours is going.

    take care,

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