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Denied today for SSDI...Time frame for appeal hearing??

edited 06/11/2012 - 9:03 AM in Health Insurance Issues
Well, I applied in late March for SSDI, and got my "Notice of Disapproval" letter in the mail today. Although I was kind of expecting to be denied on my first time, I still had a faint glimmer of hope of being approved. What I am wondering, is what kind of time frame am I looking at for my hearing, once my lawyer files an appeal. I know I have 60 days from receiving the letter to file. Is there some sort of "dire straits" clause where I can get my hearing bumped up to a sooner date? Because I am literally in dire straits, severe depression, PTSD, and my list of ack problems is listed in my signature. Any responses would be appreciated, as this is my first time filing for disability, and i am pretty much lost. I had to swallow my pride and file for medicaid and disability due to my back issues. I was a steelworker for 18 years, and heavy labor is all i know how to do...but social security seems to think i can do some kind of work. What can i do if i cant sit or stand for more than ten or fifteen mins at a shot? If i walk, the farther i walk the more the pain increases, (pseudoclaudication), so I am at a loss here.

Thanks for your replies guys. I REALLY appreciate it.



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