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Question: Was your Reconsideration Request Denied?
Yes - 50 (59.5%)
No - 34 (40.5%)
Total Voters: 64

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Topic: Poll - Reconsideration Request  (Read 80036 times)
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« on: September 04, 2009, 05:10:40 PM »

Please answer this poll so others can learn from your experiences.
Thank you,

I speak from experience not expertise.
Name: Marci
Location: Florida
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
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 06:41:37 PM »

Still waiting, should hear soon.Keeping my fingers crossed.But this site is a huge help.Thank you so much.The letters are a huge help knowing what to expect and the time line in which you got them and what they might look like.
~ Bronze ~

People helped 3
Gender: Female
Posts: 43

« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 10:51:28 PM »

Waiting since Main02 04/12..was told SS is Backed Up!!!! can u believe it?Huh? Main20 Main08 worrying how to keep my house...sure others out there are too...

Name: donest
Location: new mexico
Age at Application: 50
Disability: bc stage 2a,lymphedema,nerve damage to legs and arms due to chemo
Date Applied: dec,2011
First Approval/Denial Date: april,2012
Hearing Date: 07/19/2013
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 08/082013
Date Award Letter Received: 08/12/2013
Date Back Pay Received: waiting for benefits and backpay
Additional Info: taking loratab for pain,9 capsules of gabapentin per day and 20mg of tamoxifen
~ Bronze ~

People helped 1
Gender: Female
Posts: 26

« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 12:44:58 AM »

I received my approval on reconsideration.  I had a lawyer but I just had the feeling the lawyer wasnt going to send all of the medical records to Social Security right away.  So I sent every record including emergency room records. Everytime i had something new, i sent it in to Social Security.

The attorneys like that 3rd time around and in front of the judge so they can get that retroactive cap.  When I went through the process the cap was $4000 for the lawyers fee and that was it, they couldnt charge the paperwork charges that they charge now.

So if they aren't done with your case, just keep sending in those medical records.

Anne Smiley
Name: Anne
Location: Florida
Age at Application: 32
Disability: M.E./CFIDS, Fibromyalgia, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, Hashimoto's
Date Applied: 1996
First Approval/Denial Date: 1996
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: 1997
Date Award Letter Received: Dec 1996/Jan 1997
Date Back Pay Received: Jan 1997
Date Dependent Benefits Received: March 1997
Additional Info: 3 CDRs - 1999/2000, 2005, 2012
Phil P
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 05:02:47 AM »

I was approved on Reconsideration.
~ Copper ~

People helped 2
Gender: Female
Posts: 7

« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 04:17:29 PM »

I agree with ANNE below.  My attorney did nothing after filing the Reconsideration request.  nothing.  I sent records in as I got them.  I literally had NO contact with my attorney from the day I hired her and she filed the Recons to the day I got approved.

So get all records u can and send them in and keep doing so!
Name: Massachusetts
Location: Boston, MA
Age at Application: 42
Disability: Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety (Fibromyalgia,but not considered)
Date Applied: 10/09/2012
First Approval/Denial Date: 11/29/2012
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: 05/17/2013
Date Award Letter Received: 05/17/2013
Date Back Pay Received: Pending
Date Dependent Benefits Received: N/A
Additional Info: First check was deposited promptly on 6/3/13.
~ Gold ~

People helped 15
Gender: Male
Posts: 119

« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 01:45:13 PM »

No it wasn't denied - but I never had to appear in front of an ALJ as planned - my case was reviewed in preparation of going in front of the ALJ and I was sent a letter in reviewing your case we had decided it is a "fully Favorable" decision. Then I got a dismissal notice for the hearing, but still waiting on everything else. No award letter yet or funds.

Paul :-)
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it
Name: Paul
Location: NJ
Age at Application: 47
Disability: DDD, Chronic Pain, Failed Spinal Fusion C4-C6, Herniated Discs L2-L4
Date Applied: 8/15/2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied 9/2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied 1/2015
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: Sent to Hearing to be scheduled 2/15/2016
Date Hearing Notice Received: Hearing Dismissal Notice Received 4/04/2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: APPROVED - 3/16/2017 Case was approved while being reviewed for hearing Onset dated moved up to 5/1/2014
Date Award Letter Received: Received 6/12/2017
Date Back Pay Received: 6/7/2017 -- Mine
Date Dependent Benefits Received: 6/7/2017 - Daughters
Additional Info: First check will be 7/26/2017
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