Trying to apply for disability. Any information or advice?


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  • qa04wj author
    3 months ago

    Good Afternoon Ms. Smith,

    We did receive the packet back and we have sent our representation forms to SSA.

    Thank you

    Gloria Wright, Legal Assistant
    Law Offices of Gonzalez & Goetz, LLC
    2300 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 244
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    1-877-399-8020 (Toll Free No.)
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    http://www.WeGetYourDisability.com

    Gloria Wright, Legal Assistant
    Law Offices of Gonzalez & Goetz, LLC
    2300 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 244
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    1-877-399-8020 (Toll Free No.)
    P (954)764-8989
    F (954)764-8992

    http://www.WeGetYourDisability.com

  • Donna Mac
    9 months ago

    My best advice to you is DON’T GIVE UP!!! I just received my fully favorable ruling after 4 long years of appeal after appeal after appeal. Hire a lawyer …. it’s worth the expense (which comes out of your awarded back pay) to not have to deal with the hassle. I must admit, after my final appeal, I was just ready for the process to be over. But, I’m glad I stuck with it …. I have now received my disability rating. The income and insurance hasn’t begun yet, but at least I know it’s coming! Hang in there …. and fight for what you know to be true. Best of luck! Donna

  • ripster
    8 months ago

    That’s great to hear. I can’t imagine a 4 year struggle….. I hope mine is only the 20 months but we’ll see. I hope my lawyer comes through. There is so much struggle out there with msers that the financial struggle is enough to break someone. And that saddens me very much. It is hard enough to adjust to nit working… the mental part is just as tough as dealing with the physical deficits. Keep fighting all msers

  • ripster
    10 months ago

    I feel for ya, I was dx I 2001, had to stop working 6 months ago and was denied disability also. Now I have to wait 20 months to go to judge also. I’ve retained a lawyer and Now have to hope it works out. I have too many ms issues to from my ms to list , but a couple main things is the pain in my feet when I stand on them for more than couple hours and cognitive issues. It just seems crazy that they don’t put ms under a special classification when applying for disability. It is just devistating to ms sufferers and their families. Prayers to all of us.

  • SimplyMe
    10 months ago

    I live in NC and despite my diagnosis of RRMS & a host of other health issues I have swiftly been denied three times. Three times! I have sent in all the necessary information and even all my doctors are on board. I have to wait for a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge in eighteen months. I even have a permanent handicap placard.

  • Debblo
    10 months ago

    H< I went on to the New York State site for Disability. Filled out there questionaire. Then waited for them to collect the information from my Doctoers. It took about a month before I was accepted. Good Luck Deb

  • Erin Rush moderator
    10 months ago

    Hi qa04wj! Here is some information on the SSDI application process that you might find helpful — https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/applying-for-social-security-disability-benefits/. This will be a good place to start. Many of our members recommend using a lawyer, but that is completely up to you. Some people have their application approved with out using a lawyer. Documentation and ‘dotting every I and crossing every t” seems to be a common tip from the community.

    I do hope you get some community feedback on the process that will help the process a little smoother for you.

    Good luck!

    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

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