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SSDFacts Forum Etiquette
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Location: Fall River, MA
Age at Application: 30
Disability: Multiple Sclerosis, Depression w/ Bi-polar Tendencies, Extreme Fatigue and Cognitive Complaints
Date Applied: 12/15/11
First Approval/Denial Date: Approved 07/13/2012 via phone
Date Award Letter Received: 8/6/2012
Date Back Pay Received: SSI: 7/25/12 SSDI: 8/8/2012
Date Dependent Benefits Received: 7/28/2012 in check form
Additional Info: SSI and SSDI are not the same thing sometimes you have to remind SSA of this.
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August 22, 2012, 01:13:44 PM »
Well stated Brooke, thank you!
I speak from experience not expertise.
Age at Application: 35
Disability: Arthritis, Degenerative Disc, Migraines, Foot Injury
Date Applied: September 2005
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied February 2006
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied October 2006
Date Hearing Notice Received: October 2008 two weeks before hearing
Hearing Date: October 2008
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Letter Received December 2008
Date Award Letter Received: January 2009
Date Back Pay Received: February 2009
Additional Info: Approved at hearing, no Attorney
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Re: SSDFacts Forum Etiquette
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SSDFacts and Forum is a member-based exchange of experience, knowledge and support for people navigating the Social Security Disability application process.
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We appreciate your taking the time to review these guidelines in detail, and look forward to your joining the SSDFacts and Forum conversation.
Age at Application: 44
Disability: Autonomic Dysfunction from TBI including POTS / Syncope, NMH, Peripheral Neuropathy, Involuntary Movement and GI Dysmotility; Arrhythmias; Migraines; Major Joint Dysfunction Knee and Ankle, Three Lumbar Disk Hernias w Nerve Root Compression and Sciatica, MDD
Date Applied: Started it March 2012, finished it Sept 2012
First Approval/Denial Date: 11/02/12 Denied
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: 05/01/13 Denied
Date OTR requested: 05/03/13
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: 06/27/13 Review Initiated by ODAR, Approved with modified onset date
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 06/27/13
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