1: Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:43pm beckycI am currently trying to get on social security disabiity but have heard they turn down 95% of applicants. Anybody on it or have tried and were turned down? Thanks
2: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:29am Debi32355I had a friend that was turned down. It's like with health insurance. They don't expect people to appeal.
3: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:39am Debi32355This link may provide you with some information. Also, look in the "adult list" under #12: Mental Disorders (yep, that's what it says). Then look under "Organic mental disorders." That should help you figure out if you'll be approved.
4: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:57am beckycThanks Debi, I checked it out, guess it is a wait and see game. I do take insult it is listed under Mental disorders though.
5: Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:30pm Debi32355I found that a little surprising myself, but, it also falls under neurological disorders. They will use both criteria. I think it's just a matter of having all of your medical records available etc.
6: Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:46pm Vern'swifeMy husband is on disability due to the bleed he had from his brainstem angioma. It was approved the first time he applied. We had to do some follow up paperwork this year. I think the more detailed you are when you complete the forms, the better. Good luck.
7: Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:01pm PattiGBecause of all the legalese involved in filing, I'd encourage you to either contact http://www.allsup.com/ or a local attorney to help you with it. And yes, keep copies of medical records, etc. and your calendars of dr. appt. dates.
8: Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:59pm beckycThanks everyone, I filled out the application and spoke with someone at Social Security who said I might hear back in 6 months.
9: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:25pm ebraskiSEND ALL THE DOCUMETATION YOU CAN 12 INCHES HIGH IF YOU HAVE TO AND CALL THEN TWICE A WEEK. GET YOUR NEURO AND FAMILY DOC TO SEND EVERYTHING TOO. GOT MINE 1ST TIME IN 3 MONTHS!
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