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The Other Illinois Tammy
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I applied a few years after finding out I had lupus but was denied because I was still working full time. I just had to drop alot of hours for me and ajust my work so I could just keep working for me and my daughter. I am the solo income in our house, so no matter what I have to work. I have not been on my lupus meds so that has put me in a tail spin. Can't afford the doctor visit and the meds. I got into the health department finally after the lupus foundation contacted them to see me. They told me they could not even see me for a cold it could be lupus related and they don't treat lupus. It has been a rough 15 years for me but the more they tell me no the more I fight everyone. I wish lupus was all I had. I also have sleep apnea, ra, depression, bone spurs, tennis elbow, migraines, and a curvature of the spine. I finally chose to be by myself because men don't seem to understand what is going on with me. I am okay with that but my daughter wants me to find someone.
Always holding my head up!!!!!
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Good luck to you on this filing. It is pretty much impossible to get SS if you are working at all... even though once on it you can earn a minimal amount of money through work and still stay on SS.

It sounds like you've really been through a rough time of it over the last several years, hopefully SS will be approved quickly this time around. If not, don't hesitate to get a lawyer or a corporation involved to help you get approved. Many here have done that and had success in the end.
 

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Hey Onetay,

I'm sorry to hear you've had such a hard time for so long.... :(

Best of luck with your application!! :thumbs:

Let us know how everything goes :)

Zoi
 

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Thanks to all

I know that all of us have our problems and some of us need more than others but I wanted to thank everyone for the support.
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Tammy,

Good luck with the application process.

I hope you get approved this time around.

Sometimes it is helpful to get your local congressman involved or like Maia said, a lawyer or organization to help you too.

Let us know how you get along.:wink2::wink2:
 

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That has got to be rough onetay having to work and apply for SSD, they say it is ok as long as you make under $8 or 900, which ever it is, but it does go against you. They think if you can work that much why not a little more? Have you talked to a Lawyer yet? He might be able to advise you.

I applied in 11/05 and got my first denial, then the second which is called reconsider, denied because only 15% are approved then; then of course the appeal to be heard in front of a ALJ, by then I got a lawyer. What I didn't realize is that when I applied and the DD got my medical files that was the only files they go, so it turns out that the past 2 1/2 years, with my most important records that diagnosed me with all my other problems didn't even make it to the recon appeal, so no wonder I got denied. You always need to keep on top of it, the release forms for your medical files usually expire 90 days after signing them, so make sure you get more medical release forms to sign so your lawyer can keep up with the current records. yesterday I had to pay for them...........a whooping $280!! For my WON records, what a ripoff, but we needed them. Also make sure your Doctor fills out the forms that are called RCF, or RFC, which ever it is called.

Don't give up but explore all your possibilities of what you can or have to do to get your benefits SS wants you to give up and the system is geared to make many folks give up because it's just too stressful or they are going to be homeless. I am lucky, my partner works and we get a house as part of her job, otherwise we would be up crap creek without a paddle.
 
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