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I've been approved for SSDI

GreyEagleGGreyEagle Posts: 350
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Health Insurance Issues
I received a letter this morning that I have been approved for SSDI. I had gotten to the level where I'd have to see an administrative law judge. I'd further been told it would probably be close to another 2 year wait before I saw the judge.

Basically, my attorney kept filing updates on my medical records with the Social Security Disability Department, Administrative Law Judge level. The end result? I'm finally approved. I'll be getting 2 yrs back pay minus what is owed my attorney and my Long Term Disability Company.

I'm thrilled this has finally happened. I'm sad too because I really didn't want to quit work at my last employer. I'd worked there 7 yrs. They were the best Company I'd ever worked for, by far. They treated me well, were fair, great people to work for.

When you are disabled, not much you can do. I'm just happy its over.

Ken GreyEagle


  • Hi Ken :H I understand this is a mixed blessing. Try to look at it this way, you needed this to move forward and now you can :)

    I am happy for you >:D<
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • That is good news. I hope this allows a good measure of stress in your life to be melted away. Hope you are feeling better than last time you posted.

  • Thanks everyone! I am sure relieved! It does melt away stress knowing I've finally been approved. My birthday is tomorrow, the 26th of March. I'll be 58 yrs old. So, what a birthday present, eh? Then again, I paid into the system nearly 40 yrs, so not really a present. Lol.

    I am feeling better than last time I posted. Thanks for your thots! :)
  • Great to hear! Happy Birthday what a great birthday gift. Hope you have a nice day and have some fun. Really happy for you. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • It is now officially March 26th in the great state of Washington.

  • That's wonderful news! I'm very happy for you! (I just posted too...of all days, today I found out that I, too, have FINALLY been approved!) :-)

    I trust your birthday was wonderful-belated bday wishes to you! (sorry I haven't been around much this week-my boys are here for spring break so been trying to spend time with them & since the weather finally got back to "normal" here where I live-FL-we've spent a bit of time at the beach & pool!)

    I understand how you feel about having to leave your job-I too had a hard time with that...being a Paramedic was all I ever wanted to do, and it was that job that I "could wait to get up for every morning", ya know? I miss it-but now I can finally get the fusion done & hopefully will be able to finish nursing school & begin a new chapter of life! Your new chapter has begun as well, and it's gonna be a good one! :-) *hugs*

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