Thanks to Aviatrix and JJ for responding to my original post. I am happy to say that I received my back pay yesterday. =D> :O
I am just still so amazed, shocked and grateful for all of this. This has truly turned my familys life around.
I was officially approved on October 30th, and got the back pay November 20th. That is just amazing!!!! I still have to fill out the apps for my childrens benefits, then I will get yet another back pay check.
I believe mine was so quick because I was found disabled from the time I quit working in June of 07, so my back pay goes back to December 07. I could be wrong though.
I wish all of you going through this process the best of luck. I applied first in December of 07, was denied May 08, appealed immediately and was denied again in July 08. My point is, don't give up. It's a long process, but totally worth it.
Thanks again everyone!!!!!
P.S. And Jeaux, I don't know what I would have done without you. Thank you so much for the advice and for calming me down when I was so restless. I appreciate it more than you know. >:D<