August 21, 2007

REJECTED!

I got "the" letter from my social security disability claim, you've got it, REJECTED!  I kind of expected to be rejected, but the wording was what got me angry.  The decision by the examiners states "We have determined that your condition is not severe enough to keep you from working." and "You are not disabled under our rules". 

In my appeal, I'd like to point out to these people that:

1. A turtle walks faster than I do.

2.What employer would want to hire a person who can't keep a smile pasted on their face because of pain?

3. What employer will hired a person who has trouble focusing on a task or is so tired that they fall asleep at their desk?

I could go on and on.  I'm going to appeal this intitial decision, and any future rejections until I make them see that Fibromyalgia is a painfully debilitating condition and that it needs to be recognized by the government as just that....Bunny

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July 06, 2007

Social Security Update

Time for an update on the red tape, aka filing for Social Security Disability. 

I thought that all my paperwork had been completed and filed, since it was all scanned into the Social Security computer system and returned to me.  I figured now, I was just in the seemingly never ending holding period.  WRONG!  Yesterday, we got 2 pieces of mail from the state of Virginia.  One piece of mail was for me, the other one was for Ted .  They were questionaires that each of us had to fill out independently from the other.  I thought I had answered every question possible, but alas, I was wrong.  Ted had a short 8 page form, I had about 12-14 pages (still numb from filling them out).  The questions were similar on each form, I guess they wanted reactions from different points of view. 

I guess I should be pleased that the process is moving on, but I can't help but wonder if this is the end of the Q & A's or still the beginning.  Wish me luck...Bunny

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June 06, 2007

I Finally Started My Social Security Disability Application

Today, after nine months of being unable to work, I started the long process of applying for Social Security Disability. 

I chose to use their on line application form, and it was an adventure.  Many times, when I would hit the "continue" button, I would get one of those hated pages that said page not available or some such lingo.  I had to repeatedly restart the application.  I thought I was done, but something indicated that there was more to the form, but as of right now, I can't log back on, a little frustrating, but it's too early in the process to get flustered. 

I'm going to follow through on this red tape filled application, any denials or set backs and I am going to fight for what I need and deserve.  I plan on keeping you up to date on the process so that I may possibly help others who are in need of disability payments.   Wish me luck....Bunny 

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