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  • #16
    Oh, Jody, that is sickening that you were followed! It a shame that innocent people suffer for the guilty...way too much of that going on these days AND it's not fixing anything! I'm so sorry that happened to you!

    Phish, this Judge asked me plenty but nothing I expected! I think she had her mind made up before I ever said a word! It was apparent, she was proud to exude her authority!

    Originally posted by jody View Post
    I had plenty of trouble. I learned something though.
    they followed me around for a couple years trying to catch me not being disabled. I had no clue, until my accident was settled. I used the same lawyer for both accident and ssi. When my case was settled, which took longer than the ssi, I got the photographs with my transcripts and receipts. they were taken from the top of a building a half mile away, from a car going down a road, from behind me at the grocery store, going to a from the Drs........I don't know if they do that to everyone, But It is strange some can get ssdi benefits easier than others. I did not use the words para or incomplete para, though, after my exams by the court appointed Dr's, those words were used.


    The judge appointing her own neurologists to examine me worked in my favor. They both were there at the last hearing to testify their examination findings. I was not asked anything the last hearing. I had three appearances in front of the judge. Though I did have a lawyer, He was not asked anything. he only handed over the records I handed him. It was all done with records, test results, letters from my Drs, and employers, and last of all, the exams from the court appointed Drs. it took five years.
    Incomplete, SCI, T1-T8, w/ Arachnoid Cyst. Bilateral shoulder surgeries, 2 on the left, 3 on the right, right forearm surgery for a crushed radial nerve.

    "We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what's wrong in our life, or we can focus on what's right."
    — Marianne Williamson

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    • #17


      And, that makes it a "principle" matter in my mind. When at this point in life, I'd rather just say screw it, and screw the Gov!

      Originally posted by TheRainman View Post
      I can't believe your having trouble getting approve after some of the people I have met that are on it.
      Incomplete, SCI, T1-T8, w/ Arachnoid Cyst. Bilateral shoulder surgeries, 2 on the left, 3 on the right, right forearm surgery for a crushed radial nerve.

      "We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what's wrong in our life, or we can focus on what's right."
      — Marianne Williamson

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Charlottes Web View Post
        Yeah, my attorney dropped the ball, especially since I warned him my injury was rare and complicated.

        I would rather start over of that's a possibility. The friend that referred me to the new firm, with the paralegal without a smile, says, the paralegal is just very focus and was upset at the way I had been represented.

        The CD with my records came today. My husband will drop it by the law firm and they'll let me know if they can do anything. Also, going to call on an old friend, a Federal Judge, and see what he knows about the SSD laws. Never hurts to ask!Lawd, I wish he could push a button and let me start over...LOL!

        Thanks for the links, Daisy....I'll pour over them in the meantime.
        I would also add a congressman to your list of people to contact. They have people on their staff to deal specifically with SSDI issues. I do believe you can appeal it higher than the ALJ. I know my next appeal after the ALJ is a court. I am having an issue too but it is not like yours. You have to be represented by a lawyer at the court level.

        I looked in those links that I provided and you can appeal it higher.

        3. Appeals Council

        If the individual disagrees with either the ALJ decision or the dismissal of a hearing request, he or she may ask the AC to review the action. The AC may dismiss or deny the request for review, or it may grant the request and either issue a decision or remand the case to an ALJ. The AC may also review an ALJ decision (within 60 days of the hearing decision or dismissal) on its own motion. The AC has final review authority for SSA.
        T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

        My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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        • #19
          Thanks, Daisy! I've spun Congress through my head also. Guess I've done a full circle, wanting to twist my first attorney's lazy head off then the pompous Judge, a round of letters all-the-way-around Washington with respect to the broken system(s)! But, Charlotte, (my arachnoid cyst), doesn't like stress and raises hell when my stress level goes up. SO, my husband will drop off the, SSA CD of records, tomorrow to the firm I met with last week, and we'll see. I understand, this firm is in very good relations with the hearing office.

          The appeal is strictly a paper appeal, the statistics are against me, my case will be time consuming for any firm or attorney to rework and update so I'm not going to get my hopes up.

          Incomplete, SCI, T1-T8, w/ Arachnoid Cyst. Bilateral shoulder surgeries, 2 on the left, 3 on the right, right forearm surgery for a crushed radial nerve.

          "We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what's wrong in our life, or we can focus on what's right."
          — Marianne Williamson

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