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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 07:24:46 AM »

It's kind of fun to check the SSA site and see updates each day (yea, I'm easily amused!  Main14) ... This morning it says: " 02/16/2017   

A Decision Has Been Made On Your Hearing Request

Your claim for Disability benefits has been approved. A detailed notice has been sent to you with your benefit information. For more information, please use the Benefit Verification Letter to check your benefit details.

If you disagree with the decision, you may request an appeal within 60 days of the date on the "Notice of Decision" you receive. A written request of appeal is required."


I've had 7 or 8 doctor's visits, lab tests and procedures in the last month so I guess one of the first orders of business once I get my Medicare card will be to contact their billing offices to recalculate my co-pays.

Since it says you are receiving Medicare, you can contact them now.  Your Medicare ID is your social security number with the letter A.
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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 #16 on: February 17, 2017, 07:47:11 AM »


Since it says you are receiving Medicare, you can contact them now.  Your Medicare ID is your social security number with the letter A.

Thanks. I had wondered about that. The searches I had done seemed to indicate the number would be my SSN followed by HA.
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Age at Application: 58
Date Applied: October 2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: December 2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied: February 2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: December 2016
Hearing Date: January 2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Approved: February 2017
Date Award Letter Received: March 2017
Date Back Pay Received: February 2017
Additional Info: First Monthly Payment: March 2017
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 10:22:29 AM »


Since it says you are receiving Medicare, you can contact them now.  Your Medicare ID is your social security number with the letter A.

Thanks. I had wondered about that. The searches I had done seemed to indicate the number would be my SSN followed by HA.

Based on internet searches I did after approval, I thought it would be HA too, but Helper is correct. It ended up being my SSN plus the letter A.

Here's where you can register for online access to your medicare claims:
https://www.mymedicare.gov/ (I went almost totally paperless recently. Plus, your claims show up here faster than waiting for the notices to come in the mail.)

Here's where you can start looking at Parts C & D (you can search with or without your medicare ID):
https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx

Supplemental plans (if offered in your state to those under 65):
https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/medigap-home.aspx
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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 #18 on: February 17, 2017, 11:10:12 AM »

LNR, if you don't mind it would be helpful to others from this site if you could add some profile information.  Your timeline, your disabilities and so on.  It's a helpful tool for others.
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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 #19 on: February 17, 2017, 02:54:17 PM »

I went ahead and added the info from my first post into my profile.

Also, I contacted SSA today and they gave my my Medicare number and amount of back pay that will be paid.
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Age at Application: 58
Date Applied: October 2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: December 2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied: February 2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: December 2016
Hearing Date: January 2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Approved: February 2017
Date Award Letter Received: March 2017
Date Back Pay Received: February 2017
Additional Info: First Monthly Payment: March 2017
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 05:32:55 PM »


Based on internet searches I did after approval, I thought it would be HA too, but Helper is correct. It ended up being my SSN plus the letter A.

Here's where you can register for online access to your medicare claims:
https://www.mymedicare.gov/ (I went almost totally paperless recently. Plus, your claims show up here faster than waiting for the notices to come in the mail.)

Here's where you can start looking at Parts C & D (you can search with or without your medicare ID):
https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx

Supplemental plans (if offered in your state to those under 65):
https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/medigap-home.aspx

Thanks, and yes, it turned out to be SSN followed by an "A". I did try to set up an online ID on the Medicare site but it says my info can't be found. It may just be too soon. I did contact my current insurance to let them know I have Medicare since they'll have to recalculate a number of claims as secondary insurers vs. primary. The woman I spoke to at SSA was pretty amazed (as am I) at how fast everything has happened since the hearing. She did say that one thing that made it more straightforward was the fact that there was no SSI to consider since we had other income when I had to stop working.

Oh, and one other positive sign today: It looks like SSA just did a test run on my account for direct deposit.
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Age at Application: 58
Date Applied: October 2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: December 2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied: February 2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: December 2016
Hearing Date: January 2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Approved: February 2017
Date Award Letter Received: March 2017
Date Back Pay Received: February 2017
Additional Info: First Monthly Payment: March 2017
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2017, 06:38:21 AM »

Just to add in a few more data points, I was able to sign into the Medicare site a few days ago so that is all set up. I also can see on the SSA site that my first monthly payment will be next month.
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Age at Application: 58
Date Applied: October 2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: December 2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied: February 2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: December 2016
Hearing Date: January 2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Approved: February 2017
Date Award Letter Received: March 2017
Date Back Pay Received: February 2017
Additional Info: First Monthly Payment: March 2017
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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2017, 01:24:02 PM »

Although it took years to get to this point, I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed and amazed at how quickly SSA has processed everything with my case since the hearing. Today I received a call from SSA to inform me that they were releasing a payment for my back pay amount and that I would probably see it in my account before I received the letter in the mail about it.
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Age at Application: 58
Date Applied: October 2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: December 2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied: February 2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: December 2016
Hearing Date: January 2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Approved: February 2017
Date Award Letter Received: March 2017
Date Back Pay Received: February 2017
Additional Info: First Monthly Payment: March 2017
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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2017, 03:36:50 PM »

Wow! And in a continuance of this amazing pace, the back pay just hit my account! (Too bad I only get to keep a small portion of it!)
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Age at Application: 58
Date Applied: October 2014
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied: December 2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied: February 2015
Date Hearing Notice Received: December 2016
Hearing Date: January 2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Approved: February 2017
Date Award Letter Received: March 2017
Date Back Pay Received: February 2017
Additional Info: First Monthly Payment: March 2017
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2017, 05:39:12 PM »

 Money02

My claim (once approved by ALJ) was processed pretty efficiently too.
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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 #25 on: February 24, 2017, 11:11:13 AM »

My claim was also processed  within 3 weeks of hearing with back pay.
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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 #26 on: February 24, 2017, 11:32:11 AM »

There are certain things that delay the processing time, but for those without issues like multiple years of backpay or offsets, claims can be processed within a relatively short period.
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