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« on: January 05, 2017, 06:39:12 AM »

I received the info for Ticket to work evem before my first monthly payment! Is this typical or what?
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Name: James
Location: ohio
Age at Application: 43
Disability: DDD, COPD, Post Laminectomy Syndrome (AKA Failed Back Surgery, Coranry Artery Disease, Multilevel Cervical Stenosis,
Date Applied: 12/2013
First Approval/Denial Date: 6/2014 Denied
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: 12/2014 Denied
Date Hearing Notice Received: August 2016
Hearing Date: Oct 5 2016 (Judge told me at hearing would approve claim)
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Decision letter rec 10/31
Date Award Letter Received: Dec 5 2016
Date Back Pay Received: Dec 5 2016
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 06:59:36 AM »

I think that is the normal procedure.

Once someone is out of the workforce for an extended period of time, it becomes more unlikely that they will be able to return to work (unless there is a major medical advancement, etc).  Sometimes, an individual may be able to find a job with the Ticket to Work program that was not able to get employment on their own due to retraining opportunities, etc.
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Age at Application: 26 age of onset (but I did not apply until 28)
Date Applied: August 2011
First Approval/Denial Date: November 2011
Additional Info: I was fortunate to be approved on my initial application due to extensive medical records (12+ doctors) & documentation of unsuccessful work attempts even with significant accommodations
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 07:14:11 AM »

The Notice of Decision should explain when S.S.D.thinks a medical improvement could be possible.They send out a form,long or short,at 18 months ,3,or 5 to 7 years. I,m just guessing,at your age,they see M.I. early.Nothing to fret about,James.Might be why you received"Ticket to Work"early.Mine arrived a year later from disabled.I don,t know,that also could be a new procedure,S.S.D. implemented,to send those out early.
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Name: Joe
Location: ohio
Age at Application: 53
Disability: degenerative arthritis(hip.knee and spine),chronic pain and inability to stand for any set time
Date Applied: 12/21/12
Hearing Date: 08/27/14
Additional Info: 3/11/15favorable3/18/15notice of decision
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 12:43:41 PM »

 My ticket to work paperwork came two weeks after my SSDI approval/deposit.
I received automated phone calls offering the ticket to work program once each year for two years. Now all is quiet.
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Location: Washington State
Age at Application: 55
Disability: Lower spine
Date Applied: 1/14
First Approval/Denial Date: 7/14
Date Award Letter Received: 7/14
Date Back Pay Received: 7/14
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