Hello friends - it's been quite some time since I've posted on this forum, but I wanted to share in my 'Good News'.
On March the 2nd, I was approved for SSD. After 5 years of termoil, heartache, worry, and going deaper & deaper in dept, the judge gave me a fully favorable decision on my claim. I was in shock when I heard the news, after only being in the room for about 10 minutes. One drawback was that the judge ammended my onset date from Feb 4, 04 to Jan. 1, 07. Quite a dissapointment. I didn't want to appeal his decision, because from what I've heard, you can be denied totally when it goes for review. So I just sucked it up and took the deal. I'm just happy I'll start receiving monthly income, (it's been such a burden for my husband to keep us a float.) My husband has been so wonderful thru all of this and told me, (after we walked out of the building) I'm buying you the most expensive dinner. You deserve it hun. Of course, that made me cry. And I practically cried all the way home.
I received my letter from my lawyer showing what to expect next. It said it could take another 60-90 days as it would go to a review board. And so, I waited, but not for long. Within in a matter of 5 days, my back pay was in my bank. I was in shock, not expecting it for another 90 days. You know how SS works... wait, wait, wait. When I saw that in my bank, I couldn't believe my eyes. "I received my back pay before I even received my approval letter. What are the chances of that?"
Thanks to all who have been helpful & supportive with my back/neck problems and who have encouraged me throughout this difficult time.
aka: paininthebutt, (I lost this screen name some how)
Good luck to all who are fighting the good fight. To one day reach, what seems like the impossible dream; that is winning a SS claim. God Bless!