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Social Security Denial After 4 Years of Fighting

  • By Dana

    I was just “officially” denied SSI benefits after 4 years of fighting. I applied in 2014 and was denied twice before going before a judge in December 2016 and was denied in July 2017, my lawyer was shocked (even the State’s Occupational Person, I can’t remember her official title, said it would be impossible for me to hold down a job…even the two the judge suggested, an envelope stuffed or a garment stuffer because of the lights, noise and the fact that I would probably call out so often) and challenged his decision to a 3 panel group of judges. They denied me just a few days ago….. January 15 2018. My question, has anyone been denied by a judge, reapplied and won their case? I did find out my lawyer didn’t submit some paperwork on time and the judge refused to admit it into evidence, so I don’t know if that had a large bearing on his decision. I’m crushed and totally frustrated. My migraines continue to worsen and now I have to start all over. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions or information for me? Another 4 years just may send me over the edge.
    Thanks,
    Dana

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Dana,

    I’m so sorry to hear this, how frustrating. Let me do some digging and see what I can find out for you.

    Nancy

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  • By Dana

    Many thanks for anything you can find ❤️
    Dana

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    I’ve been thinking about this. Have you had a chance to talk to your doctor about the appeal process?

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    From what I’m reading you have 60 days to file an appeal with the Appeals Council. Let me know what you think,

    Nancy

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  • By Dana

    Right now I’m still waiting for my lawyer to return my call. It’s been a week. I plan to reapply…. I’m beyond the appeal process. Although given the fact that they make some critical mistakes and now won’t return my call, I may find someone else to represent me.

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