I had my hearing with the ALJ last week, and I was awarded a fully favorable decision! I was so relieved that my SSDI was finally approved I went home and cried from relief. It sure has been a rough road, but maybe now things will be a little easier.
Does it take very long to receive your first check, and back pay?? (I was awarded back pay too.) From what I have heard it seems to vary quite a lot as to the length of time people have waited for their first check to arrive, as well as the back pay.
At any rate, I am sure happy!