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  •  Loreli (6+ / 0-)

    I read both of your diaries and I am so sorrry that things are going so badly for you.  I have a suggestion that might help you with your SSI.  

    My husband worked for Social Security for over 20 years and SSI was his program.  This is not legal advice, just  the best way we cam think of to help yo get your SSI.

    Keep going after your GA.  The SSI process can take a long time and you will need it.  Next appeal your SSI denial.  It will eventually go all the way to a Social Security Hearing.  This is where most denials are reversed.

    People, any people often need help with this process.  There are lawyers you can see who deal only with Social Security.  They take no money unless they win, and then they take 33% or less from money that Social Security owes you for the  period of time your claim was denied.  If they lose they get nothing.  If you know any of the lawyers on the board or if you have friends who have used a Social Security lawyer, ask them about it;.

    If you see a lawyer, they will tell you how to proceed and what you need to do.  They see you face to face and they help people with Social Security problems all the time..

    I hope this helps and I will keep you in my thoughts and hope for the best for you.  Good luck and take care.

    •  Thanks! (4+ / 0-)

      I have a lawyer, she came recommended through friends who are lawyers in a different field. She's taking a 25% commission (most around here are 33+%. She sent me an email the day after I got the letter, we'll be going over the appeal ASAP. :) Over IP Relay or Skype/IM, since I've no way to get to the city right now, but she works with me.

      All the other local lawyers wanted to wait for my second denial. Um. TBI, with memory issues. Assholes. Wanted the most money for least work.

      And really, I don't feel things are going too badly! I found the correct information; my doctor saw me even though I got the appt wrong (and was glad I had--hair falling out like mine is is a bad sign when you're hypothyroid, they took blood, and are going to start keeping a closer eye on me); I have a place to stay until end of next month; a friend says she's probably got a place in a good shelter should I need it after that (she was in the last one with me, she works at this one, social worker). And I'm food secure.

      Sure, I wish I could work, and not have to rely on lists and public services, but that's the hand I'm dealt now. I can't change my body or brain, eh?

      Shikata ga nai.

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      by LoreleiHI on Sun May 05, 2013 at 07:57:49 PM PDT

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