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« on: January 10, 2017, 12:49:15 AM »

Oh happy day!

It came today with the hard numbers I was waiting for! I have the exact backpay number, with the attorney fee. I have the exact monthly benefit fee, with my first payment beginning 2/22/2017. Though my backpay is a decent amount, all I think about is how, on God's green earth, I'll manage to stay afloat. I have debt I want to pay. There are two things I desperately need, and that's contact lenses, and a new mattress. Mine is 11 years old and it has a sink hole in the center. I have a friend who is the owner of Verlo mattresses here in my town. She said she would hook me up.

I have to say, the decision, the decision letter from my ALJ, and now this award letter have all come in quicker than I expected. I'm so thankful.

Friday I finally get to see my parents. They fly me down to their home once a year for some R&R. I need it. I think this whole SSDI journey has aged me!
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I survived the 80's, drug rehab, twins, and divorce. None of those things were as stressful as the disability process.
Name: Tracey
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Age at Application: 51
Disability: F31.32 Moderate Bipolar 1 Disorder, PTSD, OCD, ADD, Anxiety
Date Applied: 9/22/2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: 2/06/2015
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Reconsideration Denied 4/18/2015
Date OTR requested: Hired Attorney 5/13/2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: 9/2/2016
Hearing Date: 11/28/2016
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 12/23/2016 Fully Favorable, thank God!!!
Date Award Letter Received: 01/10/2017
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 03:56:08 AM »

CONGRATULATIONS! What a awesome feeling you must be having right now.
I too have massive debt as well as a bad mattress! LOL. I hope that you enjoy your R&R. It is always nice to get away and have some time away.
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Age at Application: 37
Disability: ACM, PTSD, ADD, Carpal Tunnel, Occipital Neuralgia, spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease of cervical spine, migraine, chronic widespread pain.
Date Applied: June 7th, 2013
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied 10/08/2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Filed appeal 10/10/2014 hired lawyer
Date OTR requested: 10/23/2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: 11/08/2016
Hearing Date: 01/09/2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 01/23/2017 Appeal Under Review A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information.
Date Award Letter Received: 01/27/2017 FULLY FAVORABLE 2/11/2017 Letter on SSA account confirming approval
Date Back Pay Received: 02/14/2017 Happy Valentines day to me. 02/13/2017 SSA page showing one time deposit for 02/14
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 04:22:05 AM »

Hi Tracey,
I've never heard of the Verlo mattress.  Is that the exact name?  I searched high and low for one and came up with a beauty rest black pillow top very pricey and now I find makes me very stiff.  If you have the time try out many.  Good luck and have a nice vacation.  2017 is looking up for you .
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Name: Vicki
Location: IL
Age at Application: 59. Age now 62
Disability: Hypogammagobulimannenia , aggressive arthritis spine, 4 level cervical fusion, chronic pain, DDD,COPD,
Date Applied: 7/2013
First Approval/Denial Date: 11/2013
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: 5/2014
Date OTR requested: 6/2014
Hearing Date: January 19, 2016
Date Award Letter Received: February 3, 2016. per benefit letter on my SS website
Date Back Pay Received: February 4, 2016 direct deposit
Additional Info: fully favorable letter by mail Feb 6, 2016. Medicare started Dec 2015
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 07:06:29 AM »

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Name: G R
Location: Mississippi
Age at Application: 43
Disability: Neuropathy, Diabeties, Depression
Date Applied: 02/13/2013
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied 04/18/2013
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied
Date Hearing Notice Received: 09/10/2014
Hearing Date: 11/12/2014
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Denied 03/25/15
Additional Info: Was sent to a PSDY doctor on 3/25/13 Appealed to Appeals Counsel 05/2015 sitll waiting......Got notice 7/2016 that my case is being remanded. Hearing is set for 10/18/16
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 07:18:23 AM »

I am glad it came before you went out of town.  Now you will really be able to relax!
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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 #5 on: January 10, 2017, 07:34:58 AM »

Hi Tracey,
I've never heard of the Verlo mattress.  Is that the exact name?  I searched high and low for one and came up with a beauty rest black pillow top very pricey and now I find makes me very stiff.  If you have the time try out many.  Good luck and have a nice vacation.  2017 is looking up for you .

Verlo  (Contact for link)

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I survived the 80's, drug rehab, twins, and divorce. None of those things were as stressful as the disability process.
Name: Tracey
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Age at Application: 51
Disability: F31.32 Moderate Bipolar 1 Disorder, PTSD, OCD, ADD, Anxiety
Date Applied: 9/22/2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: 2/06/2015
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Reconsideration Denied 4/18/2015
Date OTR requested: Hired Attorney 5/13/2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: 9/2/2016
Hearing Date: 11/28/2016
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 12/23/2016 Fully Favorable, thank God!!!
Date Award Letter Received: 01/10/2017

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 10:23:40 AM »

Congrats Tracy, I was rooting for you all along!
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Name: anxiety45
Date Applied: 4/2016
First Approval/Denial Date: 7/2016 - Approved
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 10:27:56 AM »

Great !!!
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Name: Bobby
Age at Application: 51
Disability: Polyneuropathy - Depression - RA -OA
Date Applied: 7-12-2016
First Approval/Denial Date: Approved 1-6-2017
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 11:43:57 AM »

Glad you got the letter with all the numbers, in black & white!
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Name: Dawn
Location: IL
Age at Application: 31
Disability: Depression, anxiety
Date Applied: 11/2013
First Approval/Denial Date: 03/2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: 11/2014
Hearing Date: 11/13/2015 (Friday the 13th!)
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 01/15/2016 Fully Favorable (rec'd 01/21)
Date Award Letter Received: 02/17/2016 (rec'd 02/20)
Date Back Pay Received: 02/13/2016 (paper check)
Additional Info: 02/09/16 mySSA account updated with approval info. 02/22 rec'd medicare card in mail. Hired lawyer after reconsideration denial. Requested an in-person hearing.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 02:14:02 PM »

congrats Tracey. Glad it was so fast for you and you can finally settle down from all the stress if the hearing and waiting for Te answers. yay
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Jill
Name: Jill
Location: NJ
Age at Application: 45
Disability: Cervical & Lumber hernatiated disks, dextroscoliosis, chronic pain,, spinal cord and nerve root compression, heart attack, Angina (unstable), carpal Tunnel nerve damage in arms and legs, bunions, adhd, anxiety.
Date Applied: 4/23/14
First Approval/Denial Date: 8/9/14 Denial
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: 10/16/14 Denial
Date OTR requested: N/a
Date Hearing Notice Received: 7/25/16
Hearing Date: 9/1/16 pp 11/1/16
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 12/27/16 per call atty; Call to SSA
Date Award Letter Received: 01/13/17 SSDI 1/17/17.SSI Backpay. Medicare Card,Extra Help paper.
Date Back Pay Received: SSI payback welfare then backpay figured.1 time pymt posted on MySSA website 1/27/17. Pymt received 1/31/17. SSDI pymt posted 2/2/17.
Date Dependent Benefits Received: Daughter will recieve them now bc she is over 19 if she follows up with SSA
Additional Info: Fully Favorable back to June 4, 2013. Paid back welfare $12,300 out of backpay before the checks were issued.
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 03:29:49 PM »

Thanks everyone! Now I just wait for the backpay LOL
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I survived the 80's, drug rehab, twins, and divorce. None of those things were as stressful as the disability process.
Name: Tracey
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Age at Application: 51
Disability: F31.32 Moderate Bipolar 1 Disorder, PTSD, OCD, ADD, Anxiety
Date Applied: 9/22/2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: 2/06/2015
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Reconsideration Denied 4/18/2015
Date OTR requested: Hired Attorney 5/13/2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: 9/2/2016
Hearing Date: 11/28/2016
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 12/23/2016 Fully Favorable, thank God!!!
Date Award Letter Received: 01/10/2017
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2017, 05:18:38 PM »

Congrats. Well done!!!
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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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