Meet the Flower Girls. Nine 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
🌺 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.
🌺 I thought I had seen all my medical records. I was wrong.
🌺 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!
🌺 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.
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. Here’s the first one. More coming soon!
Why do you keep saying that?
🌺 I know many people hate the term “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” But that is what Social Security calls it, so that is what I am calling it here. Sorry about that.
🌺 Social Security has a special ruling for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. You can use it! It can help! How to Use the Social Security Ruling for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome