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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2017, 07:15:10 PM »

Not being able to drive will not help prove you qualify for SSI/SSDI.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2017, 07:27:08 PM »

Not being able to drive will not help prove you qualify for SSI/SSDI.

To expand on this, even if public transportation is not available at your home, SSA assumes that you could move to use public transportation or take a cab or use other forms of transportation.
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Date Applied: August 2011
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2017, 08:14:42 AM »

I was before an ALJ before they only asked me two questions.....Do you have a dr's note that states that you cannot drive?  (i did not, but now my meds prohibit me from driving).  and (are you on oxygen), i wasn't then but i am now...
emphysema is a progressive disease and it's worsening over time..
My oxygen tank only holds 4 hours, so how do they expect me to go anywhere for any length of time..?
it just doesn't make sense...
i also suffer from panic/anxiety/sleep disorder, and i faint frequently...  it's all in my medical file... i can't go anywhere alone becuase i could pass out at any given time...  this is all documented in my file.

and why didn't they send me to their dr to evaluate me this time..?

something is not right with this denial...  i should get the denial letter tomorrow and hopefully it will explain the details of the denial...  I will also wait to hear what my attorney has to say once she has a chance to review it..

frustrated.. another 20 months to wait for an ALJ.... ugh


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Name: Ro
Location: chicago
Age at Application: 56
Disability: emphysema w/ panic/anxiety disorder
Date Applied: March 2013- 2nd time March 2016
First Approval/Denial Date: June 2013- 2nd time July 2016
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Dec 2013- 2nd time Feb 2017
Hearing Date: 6/15/2015
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2017, 08:39:05 AM »

I was before an ALJ before they only asked me two questions.....Do you have a dr's note that states that you cannot drive?  (i did not, but now my meds prohibit me from driving).  and (are you on oxygen), i wasn't then but i am now...
emphysema is a progressive disease and it's worsening over time..
My oxygen tank only holds 4 hours, so how do they expect me to go anywhere for any length of time..?
it just doesn't make sense...
i also suffer from panic/anxiety/sleep disorder, and i faint frequently...  it's all in my medical file... i can't go anywhere alone becuase i could pass out at any given time...  this is all documented in my file.

and why didn't they send me to their dr to evaluate me this time..?

something is not right with this denial...  i should get the denial letter tomorrow and hopefully it will explain the details of the denial...  I will also wait to hear what my attorney has to say once she has a chance to review it..

frustrated.. another 20 months to wait for an ALJ.... ugh




I think SSA's expectation is that you will take multiple oxygen tanks with you if you need to go out for longer than 4 hours.  Or get an oxygen concentrator (if that is appropriate for you).

SSA is not required to send anyone to a CE exam.  CE exams are typically only ordered if there are not recent medical records, medical records are missing, or something specific is missing that SSA feels can make a difference in an allowance or denial (such as a specific test or documentation on a specific issue).

Being on oxygen alone does not meet a listing for SSA.  You also have to have pulmonary function tests performed under very specific rules & meet the values.  There are some jobs that allow the use of oxygen, so using oxygen is not a guarantee of approval.
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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 #19 on: February 14, 2017, 09:22:27 AM »

thank you for your response..
i'm 5 feet tall and weight 80 lbs.... it's difficult for me to carry the oxygen tank....  there is no way i could carry two of them...  (i'm restricted in the weight that i can carry, and that is also documented in my medical records..  i do have an oxygen concentrator in my home, but that thing is super big, there is no way i could take it with me... especially if i have to use public transportation.
i realize that being on oxygen is not in the listing, but it's unrealistic to think that i could bring all of this equipment with me to go anywhere..
at this point all i can do is wait for their detailed reasons for the denial, discuss it with my attorney and wait the 20 months for another ALJ hearing..

thank you again for your input.. i'm just in a bad place right now, and feeling defeated..
I will let everyone know the details of the denial once i get it in the mail.

Thanks again for your help.
Ro
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Name: Ro
Location: chicago
Age at Application: 56
Disability: emphysema w/ panic/anxiety disorder
Date Applied: March 2013- 2nd time March 2016
First Approval/Denial Date: June 2013- 2nd time July 2016
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Dec 2013- 2nd time Feb 2017
Hearing Date: 6/15/2015
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2017, 09:27:16 AM »

at this point all i can do is wait for their detailed reasons for the denial, discuss it with my attorney and wait the 20 months for another ALJ hearing..

Yes, you should know more once you get the decision letter. That's one "nice" thing about decisions after an ALJ hearing; they have to spell out all of their reasoning and tell you what evidence they considered.
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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 #21 on: February 14, 2017, 09:32:12 AM »

Thanks for responding, but i was denied at the reconsideration stage, i haven't been before the ALJ yet...  and i don't expect to for about 20 months... i'm hoping the reconsideration denial spells it out..
Last time it was more or less a form letter with my name inserted...

color me frustrated...

thanks again to everyone for their input..

ro
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Name: Ro
Location: chicago
Age at Application: 56
Disability: emphysema w/ panic/anxiety disorder
Date Applied: March 2013- 2nd time March 2016
First Approval/Denial Date: June 2013- 2nd time July 2016
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Dec 2013- 2nd time Feb 2017
Hearing Date: 6/15/2015
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2017, 09:39:48 AM »

Even if your FEV1 results would appear to qualify you, the requirements for how those tests are performed are incredibly exacting.  You should really focus on 3.00E.  

3.02 is actually the type of Listing that if documented correctly will have consistent results with adjudicators IMO. Whereas with your other impairments, are reliant on subjective reporting and interpretation, so they're much more difficult to meet a Listing with.  While your other impairments might help you out in ALJ hearing to tip the scales, so to speak, they are unlikely to help with an approval prior to that.

If your test results are less than or equal to 3.02 AND the required documentation covered in 3.00E is provided, an approval should have been forthcoming.  My guess is there was an issue with the requirements found in 3.00E. Once corrected, an OTR request would be entirely appropriate.  

Denials at the first two stages won't be in the form letter you receive, but you should request your file via CD which should hopefully give you more detailed info.
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2017, 09:42:26 AM »

Thanks for responding, but i was denied at the reconsideration stage, i haven't been before the ALJ yet...  and i don't expect to for about 20 months... i'm hoping the reconsideration denial spells it out..
Last time it was more or less a form letter with my name inserted...

My apologies. I think I got confused because of the post where you were talking about an ALJ asking you questions at a prior hearing.

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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 #24 on: February 14, 2017, 09:55:02 AM »

no need to apologize to me.... i thank you for your help and your insight...
i'm so confused right now.....
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Name: Ro
Location: chicago
Age at Application: 56
Disability: emphysema w/ panic/anxiety disorder
Date Applied: March 2013- 2nd time March 2016
First Approval/Denial Date: June 2013- 2nd time July 2016
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Dec 2013- 2nd time Feb 2017
Hearing Date: 6/15/2015
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2017, 11:03:40 AM »

One suggestion re: the oxygen tanks  I have seen people use service dogs to carry oxygen tanks.  It might give you more mobility.  (I am not saying it will get you back to work....just make your life more comfortable.)  Something to consider.
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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 #26 on: February 14, 2017, 11:26:59 AM »

Thank you for the recomendation of a service dog to help carry the tanks for me...  But that's something that is not an option for me. 
thanks for the input..
Can i request a cd even though i haven't been before an alj yet.?
I thought the CD was of the actual hearing..
I will ask my attorney about that..

thank you all..

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Name: Ro
Location: chicago
Age at Application: 56
Disability: emphysema w/ panic/anxiety disorder
Date Applied: March 2013- 2nd time March 2016
First Approval/Denial Date: June 2013- 2nd time July 2016
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Dec 2013- 2nd time Feb 2017
Hearing Date: 6/15/2015
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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2017, 11:31:09 AM »

Yes you can request a copy of your file now.  That can help you prepare your appeal.
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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2017, 11:41:15 AM »

thank you very much...  i will ask my attorney to get it for me..

thanks to all of you on this site.... your insight and compassion has been very helpful...

what a great group of people all of you are..

much love to all.

Ro
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Name: Ro
Location: chicago
Age at Application: 56
Disability: emphysema w/ panic/anxiety disorder
Date Applied: March 2013- 2nd time March 2016
First Approval/Denial Date: June 2013- 2nd time July 2016
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Dec 2013- 2nd time Feb 2017
Hearing Date: 6/15/2015
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