Hi everyone, I can hardly beleive that I got approved so quickly here in FL. But the turnaround time was apporximately 13 months, as I applied in Nov 09 after the 5 month waiting period. So to expalin, there is a new Unit that SSDI put in place called the Virtual Screening Unit, which looks at cases that are waiting for ALJ hearing and may be fully favorable. I received a letter last month asking me to fax any updated info to them. I faxed my EMG results from May 2010 and that appears to have been the deciding factor. Hopefully this new process will help alot of the spineys who have been waiting for ALJ Hearings. Does anyone know how you apply for your children's benefits? Do you have to go to the office? Thanks, good luck everyone!!