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Decision from SSDI

newhouse17nnewhouse17 Posts: 133
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:48 AM in Health Insurance Issues
Hey everyone,

I just received my decision today; Fully-favorable so we got everything we asked for including back pay to Aug. 2009. Hurray!!! I kinda got screwed by workers comp though. The said that because I lack 2 of the required qualifications for a mark level that they gave me a 52% PPD which everyone knows is completly Bull!!!! No one can understand it, not even my lawyer, guess we caught the judge on a bad day. Well anyway, todays a great day for our family, we will not lose our house. Its been a long road and am glad that its finally over. Good luck to all of you who are in the process, keep fighting and never give up!!!!


  • I'm so happy for you - that is good news, Susan
  • Congrats. Thats great news for you and your family.
    52% ppd sounds awful low for a disabiling injury.
    I'm also on work comp. and applied for SSD, on 8/19/10, and i know SSD people have all my doctor papers so just waiting a decision.

    But at least you know you will also get a settlement, to make life finacialy easier for you.
    I dont understand tho what it means by 2 of the required levels?

    Anyway again Congrats. =D>
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  • Newhouse17,

    Congratulations to you, and too for your family. That lovely letter of approval feels so nice doesn't it? *HUGZ*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Fantastic news. Doesn't make up for all the pain and suffering but sure does make it easier to handle.
  • Congratulations on your ssdi win. What a super load that just fell off your shoulders! I've been there, worrying about losing the house, paying bills, etc. But I was on my own and didn't have any kids at the time. I can only imagine how stressful this has been on you and your family. Now you can breathe......

    Thanks for sharing your good news with us,

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  • Congratulations! Newhouse! Such great news! Very happy for you and your family. I know SSDI is not an easy process, so I am sure you feel vindicated! It's reassuring to see the system work right, which isn't often. Count your blessings and I wish you all the best.

  • In workers comp there are certain criteria when determining a permenent disability rating. You have to have certain issues for each rating: mild, moderate, mark, and total disability. Although my surgery went well I have chronic back and leg pain, weak right leg which gives way and I occationally fall down, weight restriction of <10lbs, no bending,twisting, pushing, pulling, standing <1hr. and sitting <4 hrs. Because I do not have radicular pain and my conservative treatiment after surgery was not characterized as "poor" I met some but not all of the criteria for a moderate disability. I believe you can find all this on the workers compensation website.I've been dealing with WC for over seven years now so you get to know the ins and outs.<br />
    I applied for diability on August 4th, 2009, recieved a denial in October, and filed for a hearing which was October 15th, 2010. I was very frank with the judge and had sent in every doctors report and letter that I had. Good luck to you, some people get it on the first try.
  • Thank you, i understand what you're saying now.
    I have pretty much the same restrictions as you except the my sitting and standing time is shorter in lenght then your's.
    Yups i've done a lot of reading on my state work comp. website, need to do more tho. But thats what the lawyer's are for.
    I'm 55 y/o, and a 28 year local semi-truck driver, so i'm hoping that goes in my favor the 1st time around.

    Again Congrats, and time to relax a little for you and family.
  • Congrats! That wasn't a bad turn around time at all!
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