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Old 09-09-2018, 05:28 PM   #11
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I got mine on the first try in three months. Amandalouise, I think, is correct. The more and better information you can give, the easier it will be. I even submitted pictures of the self harm that I had done to my face. Got the approval the next day. I think if you can really show how it affects you, and not just the Dx, that helps. Like Amanda said, releasing doctor's notes, etc. Having your doctors write good recommendations, etc. That all helps. It is case-by-case, but there are things you can do to help yourself.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:28 AM   #12
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I think everyone is denied benefits. It's how the system is set up. They deny everyone and see who fights back to get accepted. Human nature works that way.
This is what a lot of people believe. It's not true.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:27 PM   #13
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I applied online at home and was approved in three months. AmandaLouise does a good job of explaining things.

That said, I was in an active local support group and we all had the same condition and it took one lady three years, but she was approved.

Iíve received and still receive treatment, but Iím treatment-resistant for my main condition and have never has a remission. I have a really thick file (files), as I keep trying and Iím in good care. But...Iím disabled. Iíve been reviewed...still disabled.

Taking your time filling out the application to thoroughly answer helps. The government will gather all your records (that was a huge relief to me)....the form is where you explain how your functioning is in a day to day basis.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:34 PM   #14
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I heard that 70% of the people that apply for SSDI get denied the first time. Is this accurate?
My psychiatrist told me I should apply and that I should not go back to work yet. I had to quit my job and I've used up my year of state disability so I have no income now. So of course I'm stressed.
The woman I spoke with at the social security office also said it takes 4-6 months for them to process a claim. I was also told by someone from EDD-state disability that most people apply for both unemployment and social security?? But he seemed uncertain.

Anyone know how long does it usually take social security to process a claim?
Do you really need a lawyer to help with it? (I've heard yes and no??)
Should I apply for unemployment as well?
Anyone have any experience working with the system?

Many Thanks for any advice you have!
everyone gets denied the first time. i got denied twice and appealed, approved at the administrative judge level.



the key is to appeal, not reapply.
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