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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2017, 02:57:51 PM »

Thanks NewDawn and Atticcus for your replies...

I was just concerned because someone told me if it got sent to the p.o. box as certified no one would sign for it and it would get sent back to me by USPS after thirty days.

I am hoping to hear that someone mailed to the Wilkes Barre P.O. box for their short form CDR SSA-455 and did like I did.  I am just worried the certified will not be accepted.

I have another forum I visit and a member told me that we should not certify CDR because they are automated.  They said only certify everything else to SSA.

I dont know...  I am sure a human is picking up the mail or maybe they use a robot....  Main17

Sorry everyone..

I worked for the government for 23 years, and yes, a human being must sign for what certified mail comes in. Trust me, you'll be ok. I completely can relate to you. Just cool down, take some deep breathes, and pray, meditate or do whatever it takes to make you feel. Don't worry, it'll be ok.
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2017, 07:24:54 AM »

I sent mine priority mail so I could track it. The put it in a window envelope at the post office and sent it. I didn't ask for a signature, just tracking so I can see when it was delivered.  Did you get a tracking number on your receipt from the post office, if so you can check in on where it is at and when it was delivered. As long as you answer all the question honestly and to the best of your ability you should be fine. I also put worse on mine and no remarks and I go to my Drs a couple times a month and I have not worked in 7 years and this is my 2nd CDR Short form. Do you remember if your short form had an (*) symbol on it? Mine did on the CDR and on the return envelope but this (*) was not on my 1st CDR. Just wondering if it is something new or means something.  I stress and worry too, but I pray all will work out fine!
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2017, 10:59:39 AM »

Jon,you need to settle down and relax..Iam also on ssdi for over 20 years now and I thought I would try to put your mind at ease here..I also get the short form about every 3 years...I have been receiving the short form for about 10 years now... The Short form in general is for people who's conditions are not likely to improve..Despite what some people say the short form is not sent out to everybody this is simply not true...If social security sends you the short form they are not expecting and medical improvement in your case..There are however some questions on the short form that if not answered correctly can trigger a long form being sent out and a full medical review of your case done...just as a example...saying that your working,or doctor says you can work,saying that your feeling better,and that you have had vocational training...The short form is the easy one and gets read by a computer unless your answers send a red flag than it gets kicked out for a human to read...When you said on your short form that your feeling worse this will not effect anything unlike if you said that you were feeling better..Another statistic that will put your mind at ease is that over 90% of people who send back there short forms have there benefits continued...
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2017, 11:26:53 AM »

Actually, 100 percent of those that receive the short form have their benefits continue.  A cessation due to a claim of medical improvement can only occur after undergoing the Long Form CDR.  And even then you can appeal.
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2017, 12:59:57 PM »

Thanks everyone for your response...

Sent it out, says it was delivered via Certified Mail so we will just wait and see.  I feel a little better that they got it...

Another member asked about the "flower"/"asterisk" thing on the CDR and the envelope, but there post deleted? 

OR I am really going crazy and imagined it Main13Huh?

Anyway, I too have the symbol and have no idea what it means.  I assume its for the OCR to read in some way.

I don't think we are being singled out or segregated...

 Main09 Main09 :Main09:Maybe SSA put it there for Spring time CDR mailers...  Maybe in October those that receive the short form may get a Pumpkin instead of our special flower....Huh?? Main09 Main09 Main09

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Name: Jon
Location: New Jersey (Not as bad as it sounds or is portrayed on T.V.)
Age at Application: 29
Disability: Bipolar I Disorder w/ Anxious Distress Severe, Obsessive Compulsivity, and PTSD
Date Applied: June 2009
First Approval/Denial Date: December 2010
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: n/a
Date OTR requested: n/a
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Sent to VSU: n/a
Date VSU Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Hearing Notice Received: n/a
Hearing Date: No Hearing
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: No ALJ
Date Award Letter Received: Jan 2011
Date Back Pay Received: Jan 2011
Date Dependent Benefits Received: First Payment Feb 2011
Additional Info: "Passed" on first try, attribute this to good doctors at the VA and an in depth Medical Record from Military Service as well as the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. I did hire an attorney, I probably did not need one but the peace of mind they offered was worth every cent paid -- Which I believe they deserved all of.
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2017, 01:02:27 PM »

Also,

I called the Wilkes Barre Post Office to find out why my certified was delayed...

It was finally delivered, but I advise against making such calls.  I received information that was not helpful and the response truly showed me the meaning of a "Postal" USPS employee.

Don't worry, you  have to call about 32 times for them to answer anyway.

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Name: Jon
Location: New Jersey (Not as bad as it sounds or is portrayed on T.V.)
Age at Application: 29
Disability: Bipolar I Disorder w/ Anxious Distress Severe, Obsessive Compulsivity, and PTSD
Date Applied: June 2009
First Approval/Denial Date: December 2010
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: n/a
Date OTR requested: n/a
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Sent to VSU: n/a
Date VSU Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Hearing Notice Received: n/a
Hearing Date: No Hearing
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: No ALJ
Date Award Letter Received: Jan 2011
Date Back Pay Received: Jan 2011
Date Dependent Benefits Received: First Payment Feb 2011
Additional Info: "Passed" on first try, attribute this to good doctors at the VA and an in depth Medical Record from Military Service as well as the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. I did hire an attorney, I probably did not need one but the peace of mind they offered was worth every cent paid -- Which I believe they deserved all of.
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2017, 03:39:55 PM »

Nope not crazy, well not anymore then the rest of us waiting on CDR's Wink  I messaged about the (*) I had some one else message that they had one on theirs too, so at least there is 3 of us with it. When I got my 1st CDR in 6/9/2014, sent it back the next day with tracking. Called the Wilkes Barre # on 6/26/2014  got someone that said it was being processed give it 2 more weeks. So I called back again on 7/10/2014 and they forward my call to a Specialist that was handling my case and he said it was processed letter was mailed and there was no review at this time. Letter came in the mail a few days later that basically said 3 more years before you got through this stress again. But even though a month may feel like forever for us, it was pretty quick compared to some. I just pray it goes that smoothly this time.
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2017, 05:26:24 PM »

To be clear, the best strategy with the short form is to allow it to go through the automated system and have as little human involvement as possible.  I would not mail it certified.  They send a replacement if the first copy is not returned in a timely manner.  I certainly would not call them. 
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2017, 07:02:53 PM »

I agree with lit-love in that why open a can of worms here...Don't call them and not writing in the comment section of the short form will insure the least of human involvement...
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2017, 07:35:23 PM »

I only called the Post Office because I was checking on my "delayed" mailing that I sent certified.

When you send a certified to SSA the fill out a Firm Mailer that lists anywhere from 5-100 certifieds at once.

They only sign once and the clerk at the Post Office hands over flats full of the mail.

There is no reason not to send it certified.  I found this information out due to my own worries.

SSA will not "punish" you for sending it certified.

At this point there is nothing they can do...  give me a full CDR?

I had that last year, and it was a waste of $$$ for them.

I have not gotten better so I am no longer in fear.  Sometimes my anxiety gets the best of me...

I hope for the day when I don't have to be disabled...  I am grateful for what I have, but someday I know it will be better.

Next time I get a CDR I am just going to mail it USPS priority with tracking.

If it gets lost I will get another one mailed to me and given a chance to respond.

If that one gets lost SSA MUST initiate DIRCON with me two attempts before sending over letter which again gives chance to respond. 

Initially I over worked this whole process...

To sum it up, I learned that I did everything I could.  The rest is out of my hands. 

Good luck everyone!
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I do not know everything, and if I did my brain would probably explode from intellectual overload.  That being said, I am always up for continued growth in relation to knowledge on many topics.  I believe knowledge is power, but such power is attained through exploration and in depth objectivity.
Name: Jon
Location: New Jersey (Not as bad as it sounds or is portrayed on T.V.)
Age at Application: 29
Disability: Bipolar I Disorder w/ Anxious Distress Severe, Obsessive Compulsivity, and PTSD
Date Applied: June 2009
First Approval/Denial Date: December 2010
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: n/a
Date OTR requested: n/a
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Sent to VSU: n/a
Date VSU Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Hearing Notice Received: n/a
Hearing Date: No Hearing
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: No ALJ
Date Award Letter Received: Jan 2011
Date Back Pay Received: Jan 2011
Date Dependent Benefits Received: First Payment Feb 2011
Additional Info: "Passed" on first try, attribute this to good doctors at the VA and an in depth Medical Record from Military Service as well as the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. I did hire an attorney, I probably did not need one but the peace of mind they offered was worth every cent paid -- Which I believe they deserved all of.
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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2017, 09:36:10 AM »

Well....

It keeps getting better and better...

I just noticed that I filled out the signature line (date) on the SSA-455 as "

02/10/2007

I was having anxiety when I filled it out and meant to write:  02/10/17

My signature is intact and all the questions are answered.  My Appointments all read as follows:

2/17

1/17

1/17

Should I worry about the signature line being a 2007 yr in error?

I think it will be alright since the form clearly details a two year period FEB 2015 to FEB 2017.

What do you all think?

I was finally at peace and now I have this to worry about. 

I don't even know if the machine scans that part or just the boxed areas and other graphics from SSD...

I am freaking out that this will cause me a full CDR.

I can't believe I was so stupid!!!!
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I do not know everything, and if I did my brain would probably explode from intellectual overload.  That being said, I am always up for continued growth in relation to knowledge on many topics.  I believe knowledge is power, but such power is attained through exploration and in depth objectivity.
Name: Jon
Location: New Jersey (Not as bad as it sounds or is portrayed on T.V.)
Age at Application: 29
Disability: Bipolar I Disorder w/ Anxious Distress Severe, Obsessive Compulsivity, and PTSD
Date Applied: June 2009
First Approval/Denial Date: December 2010
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: n/a
Date OTR requested: n/a
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Sent to VSU: n/a
Date VSU Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Hearing Notice Received: n/a
Hearing Date: No Hearing
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: No ALJ
Date Award Letter Received: Jan 2011
Date Back Pay Received: Jan 2011
Date Dependent Benefits Received: First Payment Feb 2011
Additional Info: "Passed" on first try, attribute this to good doctors at the VA and an in depth Medical Record from Military Service as well as the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. I did hire an attorney, I probably did not need one but the peace of mind they offered was worth every cent paid -- Which I believe they deserved all of.
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2017, 12:30:59 PM »

Well....

It keeps getting better and better...

I just noticed that I filled out the signature line (date) on the SSA-455 as "

02/10/2007

I was having anxiety when I filled it out and meant to write:  02/10/17

My signature is intact and all the questions are answered.  My Appointments all read as follows:

2/17

1/17

1/17

Should I worry about the signature line being a 2007 yr in error?

I think it will be alright since the form clearly details a two year period FEB 2015 to FEB 2017.

What do you all think?

I was finally at peace and now I have this to worry about. 

I don't even know if the machine scans that part or just the boxed areas and other graphics from SSD...

I am freaking out that this will cause me a full CDR.

I can't believe I was so stupid!!!!

You will not get a full CDR over that.  If a computer reads it, it won't be able to tell the difference.  And if it goes to a person, writing the wrong year on the signature line won't matter.
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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 #27 on: February 26, 2017, 08:12:02 PM »

I just got my 1st  CDR Short Form and I didn't make a copy of it or look it over very well other then making sure I filled it out the correct way and mailed it back the very next day, I too am worried since this is my 1st one since winning my case 3 yrs ago. I am sure we are stressing over nothing but its hard not too.
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Location: Middle Tennessee
Age at Application: 42/ Current Age 49
Disability: 3 Herniated Discs in Neck,3 Ruptured Discs in Low Back,Scoliosis,Severe Degenerative Disc Disease,Osteo,Plantars Faschitis in Left Foot,Bone Spurs in Feet,Spondlyosis,Heart Disease,Carpal Tunnel,Tendinitis,Fibermyalgia,Neuropothy,Depression,Anxiety,Sleep Apnea,Restless Leg Syndrome
Date Applied: Dec 2010
First Approval/Denial Date: 1st Denial in 2011
Date OTR requested: May 10th 2013
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: OTR Denied
Hearing Date: Dec 3,2013
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Dec 3,2013 - Bench Decision = Fully Favorable
Date Award Letter Received: March 14th 2014
Date Back Pay Received: March 5th 2014,Exactly 2months from FF Bench Decision
Additional Info: Official Notice of FF Decision Dated Feb 10,2014,Received Letter Feb 18th,2014, 1st CDR Short Form 2/6/17
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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2017, 03:26:59 PM »

Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I mailed in my CDR Feb 10 and received results exactly on March 10, 2017.

Generic Benefits continuing letter.

I am set for a diary of Jan 2020 (not exactly three years but almost I guess)

I wonder if I am set for review Jan 2020 will I get a long form since they do not mail short form in Jan or will they just mail me the short form in Feb again???

Do you usually receive the short form after getting one?  Last review I had was a 3 yr Long Form... This time was 3 yr short and benefits also continued.

Does anyone know the answer to my question?  I will have been on SSDI for almost ten years at next review and be almost 39 years old.

I will keep seeing my docs and taking the meds....  can you believe I am already worrying about 2020?

Any help?

Jon
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Name: Jon
Location: New Jersey (Not as bad as it sounds or is portrayed on T.V.)
Age at Application: 29
Disability: Bipolar I Disorder w/ Anxious Distress Severe, Obsessive Compulsivity, and PTSD
Date Applied: June 2009
First Approval/Denial Date: December 2010
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: n/a
Date OTR requested: n/a
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Sent to VSU: n/a
Date VSU Approved/Sent to Hearing: n/a
Date Hearing Notice Received: n/a
Hearing Date: No Hearing
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: No ALJ
Date Award Letter Received: Jan 2011
Date Back Pay Received: Jan 2011
Date Dependent Benefits Received: First Payment Feb 2011
Additional Info: "Passed" on first try, attribute this to good doctors at the VA and an in depth Medical Record from Military Service as well as the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. I did hire an attorney, I probably did not need one but the peace of mind they offered was worth every cent paid -- Which I believe they deserved all of.
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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2017, 09:37:32 PM »

You need to chill.
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