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Surprise, surprise: my SSDI decision is in.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

I'm exhausted after spending the day doing... just doing. It's 3 am and I still have to shower before going to sleep and getting to an appointment at 2 pm to work on my advance directive again. But...

I got a letter from SSDI today. The judge gave me a fully favorable decision (the judge agrees I'm fully disabled) going back to the day I stopped working, Jan 11, 2012. I'm absolutely shocked I didn't have to go through another hearing and 6 more months of waiting. But since they ignored my most serious and incurable conditions and instead focused on my mental health conditions, I have to go through a review in a year. So I need to keep going to doctors, gathering information and records, and getting that sent into SSDI to prove the conditions they ignored in this determination so I don't have to waste time every year in the reviews.

This is just the decision. I have to wait 2-3 months to get my back pay and my monthly payments processed. I have no idea what the payments will be, but I know it won't be enough long-term. So much is still up in the air, but this is a GIANT step forward. My LTD lawyer is going to work on my appeal over the rest of the week and the weekend, so hopefully that'll finally get done and sent in; then I have to wait 3-6 months for their decision and possibily litigation or mediation after that.

But hey, gotta take a win, right? At least I got a lot done today. I have more to do tomorrow, but it's far less and I plan on resting as much as I can because today took a lot out of me.

Still don't know where I'm going to be living. The county workers are apparently having a big problem finding anywhere to put me. I'm supposed to be out of my house (which was sold by sheriff's sale on Jan 14th) within 2 weeks and they can't find anywhere for me to live and get the services that I was approved for in mid Nov (and should have been set up already).

I'll try to update more when I have time, energy, and focus to write out more.
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    Oh DUH, I should have read your blogs in order. House sold. Sorry. I'll try to be better next time. I'm still happy you won the SSDI and got all the back pay. Usually disability is what your SS retirement benefit amount would be at age 62, from SS statement.
    1264 days ago
    :) A step in the right direction is really good but I know you still have lots to deal with. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    1288 days ago
    I'm so glad you won! It was a hard fought battle, one that went on for way too long, and I'm so glad you got the decision in your favor finally, no matter how it came about. emoticon
    1291 days ago
    Glad you got some good news. emoticon

    1292 days ago
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