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Kicksnomore

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3 1/2 weeks since hearing, going crazy
« on: August 10, 2017, 04:08:16 PM »
Well I just checked my mail and my on-line account.  No change still shows "processing".  I hoped it would have at least changed to decision made or in writing or something.  I know it's not even a month yet, but this waiting is driving me crazy.  I must check on-line 4 times a day looking for any kind of update.  I am also having a major flair in my RA from the added stress.  This is the worst wait of all. 

Does anyone know if the online statue actually changes when the decision is made?

Different Perspective

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Re: 3 1/2 weeks since hearing, going crazy
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 05:36:51 PM »
3 1/2 weeks??  May I suggest you not look at My SSA for 3/15 months.  Be that time you may have something in writing, your representative, or in My SSA?  It happens but relatively few decisions are completed in under 100 days.

Yes, the wait is horrible but obsessing as you are only hurts you.

Kicksnomore

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Re: 3 1/2 weeks since hearing, going crazy
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 05:45:27 PM »
Thanks DP.  I know I am obsessing, I tend to obsess about things.  The bills are piled up and waiting months more for a decision and then if approved backpay etc.  I think I need to download a new book to take my mind off it.

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Re: 3 1/2 weeks since hearing, going crazy
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 10:18:24 AM »
Took 8 months for mine to change, so hang on for a long ride hopefully yours comes a bit sooner..

Kicksnomore

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Re: 3 1/2 weeks since hearing, going crazy
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 12:04:04 PM »
Wow, 8 months, that's terrible.  Do you have any idea why it took so long?

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Re: 3 1/2 weeks since hearing, going crazy
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 01:30:10 PM »
Oh no...worrying yourself sick. I know that feeling and telling you not to is easier said than done. I hope your mind finds calm in this sometimes very frustrating process.  Take care!

Kicksnomore

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Re: 3 1/2 weeks since hearing, going crazy
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 01:52:46 PM »
Thank you JWTBH.  I tell myself not to worry, but as you said , easier said than done.  Congratulations on your approval. 

 

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