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Social Security case review nightmare

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  • If you worked with us, you'd call it a gravy train. The guy I work with did have neck surgery and I'm sure he earned it. The process gets easier the closer you get to retirement. My SSDI right now is $50 less than a month than my SS will be at age 66. If I retire with it, I will be quite well off.
    Diagnosis: Thoracic facet syndrome & cervical and thoracic radiculopathy from car accident trauma.
  • dmd09ddmd09 Posts: 14
    edited 11/27/2017 - 10:23 PM

    Gravy Train? I've worked most of my life as a hairdresser,which contrary to what some people think, is a very strenuous job. I also had a bad accident about 25 years ago and had multiple issues from that, and am in more pain as time goes on. (And I have many, many documented conditions) My orthopedic diagnoses print out is more like a rap sheet. After 1 1/2 years of fighting like mad for SSDI,  finally got it. What i get per month is impossible to live on. It barely covers my cost of living. Right now I am fortunate enough to be staying with relatives. 

    I am also finding out what it is like to 'Wear the label". The stereotype that comes with disability is horrible. People look down on you. At some point in time you start feeling like a "unproductive food eater", because you really can't do anything. AND believe me, if I could work, I would. I can't stand this label. 

    Don't get me wrong... I am extremely thankful for every penny that i get.  God Bless you all that are on SSDI and are getting by.

    Meyday.. I've been through the long paper process too. It's hard to reason with because you know your'e still disabled. But, I guess they have to make sure you still are. I'm glad your all set!!

    Trying to stay positive
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