Meet the Flower Girls. Twenty one super smart people who did super smart things to win their disability cases.
If the Flower Girls can do it, you can too!
🌺 My mom was right: you have to do everything yourself.
🌺 Seven steps Marigold took to win her claim
🌺 We put ten things in one envelope. Six months later, I got approved
🌺 I thought I had seen all my medical records. I was wrong.
🌺 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
🌺 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.
🌺 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.
🌺 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
🌺 Why were my friend’s records so different than mine? I guess I will never know the answer, but I have a theory.
🌺 The CPET is a great test to help your disability case. But there’s a problem!
🌺 Zinnia’s doctor had never heard of the Social Security Ruling for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
🌺 I was able to live off the student loans until my disability was approved
🌺 Roselyn’s story is about a different topic and doesn’t really belong on this list. But her story is so good and so helpful, you should read it anyway.
🌺 Everyone told Rosemary there was no way she would ever get approved.
LTD is disability offered through your employer. It is different than Social Security.
🌺 Peony won her claim for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
🌺 Dahlia won her claim for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Iris got five different tests while applying. It worked.
Why do you keep saying that?
🌺 We know many people hate the term “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” But that is what Social Security calls it, so that is what we are calling it here. Sorry about that.