In May, I applied for SSDI with multiple illnesses: severe depression with suicidal ideation :''( , OCD, osteoarthritis bilateral knees, carpal tunnel bilateral wrists, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, chronic pain, DDD, spinal stenosis and L2-S1 and SI joint fusion with instrumentation, L2-S1 decompression laminectomy.
I used the online application which states an estimate of 30 minutes to complete. It took me well over 30 hours #:S to include all my doctors, hospitalizations, medications, etc. When they sent me the form about my daily activities, I had a very difficult time filling it out because of my medications. There were many strike outs and corrections. At the end where it asks for two people who could fill out similar information, I listed my husband and adult daughter. Neither of them have received anything from SSA.
I just had an IME for work comp, so I called :-C the local SSA office to give them the name and address of the doctor that performed the exam. The rep asked for my SSN and when I gave it to her and she entered it into the computer she said, "OH!" :O in a surprised tone. I then asked her if there was anything lacking in my file or any other information they needed from me (fishing to see if I could get a read on the reason for her surprise). She told me that no, they had everything they needed and they are just waiting on the medical determination. If I have not heard anything by Sept. 1, I am to call back. :SS :SS
OK, I have not had a medical exam by their doctor or a psych exam by their psychologist. I am wondering if this looks like it will be good or bad for me. <:P :''( Of course I want an approval, so to me the "OH" sounded like a good one but I can not trust what I heard over the phone.