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quick question for those who have SSD

tarheelgirlttarheelgirl Posts: 473
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Health Insurance Issues
Hey spineys! I have a quick question for those of you who have (or even have not been) awared a fully favorable decision. Did you get your congressmen involved with your case? I've heard so many personal stories of this helping and my attornies at Binder and Binder suggested this. I recieved letters from both senators that they were notified of my ALJ hearing coming up and to call if I had any concerns or questions.

1. How many of you used this approach?
2. What can the senators do at THIS point in my case (my hearing is a week from this Wed).



  • Can't hurt to call. Nothing ventured nothing gained
  • I was one of the very lucky few who was approved exactly 8 wks from the day of filing with no attorney involved. I realize this is rare so I feel very lucky even though my records spoke for themselves, I hear of so many who get declined on their first and sometimes 2nd tries.
    It sounds as though you are going in with attorneys which is a good thing from what I have heard. I have never heard of getting your Congressman involved but it could only be a good thing I would think.
    Good Luck and I wish you the best. Hope you are approved right away.
  • i have never heard of this before but if this approach gets you your ssdi then take it!!! :D what have you got to lose? good luck!! Jenny :)
  • I HAVE never heard of anyone calling on your congressmen, I guess it doesnt hurt but kinda seems you are grasping at straws getting them involved. I was approved at 38 years of age, but I had alot of things wrong with me. I have seen you have posted alot of questions here, but have never seen you say what your diagnoses was ?

    good luck
  • My attornies, Binder and Binder actually suggested I get them involved as well as 3 or 4 personal stories I've heard of people using them. At this point, if you call it grasping at straws, then I am. My family has lost everything due to my loss of salary.

    My diagnoses are cervical to sacral issues. I have DDD, have 4 bulging/herniated discs cervical with nerve damage in my right arm and hand (can't pick up a jug of milk or a plate of food without support from left hand). Then I have two thoracic discs bulging and 3 in lumbar area...L5/S1 bad herniation with severe, severe sciatica...many times unable to bear weight. Haven't driven in two years. Scoliosis and spinal stenosis, hip arthritis. I think that is it... I may be missing something. Perhaps I should put this in my signature like many of you do. I take 60mg oxycontin twice daily, 20mg IR oxycodone 6times a day for break thru, topamax, soma, prozac and much more. I've tried every treatment possible that I can think of...nothing helps.
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