🌺 I almost gave up. Almost.
🌺 I thought I had seen all my medical records. I was wrong.
🌺 My mom was right: you have to do everything yourself.
🌺 Rose was totally honest on her application…. and she got denied! A few months later, she applied again. She was still totally honest on her application…. and she got approved!
🌺 I have been on Social Security for five years and this is the first time anyone ever told me I could get dependent benefits because I have a child.
🌺 You can be next on this list!
🌺 Some people think they have to wait until after they are approved for disability to get help and assistance. No. No. No.
🌺 Don’t assume that our doctors are knowledgeable about Social Security and know what to do. We need to be our own advocates.
🌺 Seven steps Marigold took to win her claim
🌺 We put ten things in one envelope. Six months later, I got approved
🌺 Like many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, nearly all of my tests and blood work came back normal, and I could not afford any fancy testing
🌺 This letter was instrumental in winning my case. I was approved in ten months!
🌺 You don’t have to prove you are sick. You have to prove you can’t work. It seems like a small shift in perspective, but it is significant
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🌺 Two weeks before my hearing, I met my attorney and he told me that I needed a doctor’s letter to make my case stronger. (He was right!).
🌺 When I got to court, the lawyer said I had the best documentation she had seen all month.
🌺 Everything I learned about Section 8 that I wish I knew beforehand.
🌺 Pansy was repeatedly told she could not get Medicaid. She didn’t listen.
🌺 Only 7% of Requests for Reconsideration are approved. Here’s how Poppy did it.
🌺 Poppy was in grad school while applying. Here’s how things went.
🌺 My doctor said she would not fill out disability paperwork. I was so upset.
🌺 When you create this kind of paper trail with your doctor, Social Security will look at your records and see a distinct pattern.
🌺 LTD is disability through your employer. Peony won her claim for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
🌺 LTD is disability through your employer. Dahlia also won her claim for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
🌺 Iris got five different tests while applying for LTD. Here’s the first one. More coming soon!
🌺 If you are on SSI, you can expect to be overpaid at some point. Always appeal.
🌺 Why were my friend’s records so different than mine? I guess I will never know the answer, but I have a theory.
🌺 Safe, quiet, clean affordable housing through USDA
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🌺 Even at that point, I knew what they were telling me was incorrect.
🌺 I had my lawyer for 15 months. He never once mentioned that anything was wrong.
🌺 One person said $900, one said $1100, another said $980 and another said $1500.