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  •  I"m glad to hear that what you've seen in SSI (3+ / 0-)
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    administration has been good. That's encouraging. But there are a lot of people having bad experiences with SSI as well.

    I was assisting a woman applying for SSI when her doctor, who by the nature of his practice has patients who fairly often end up applying to SSI, told her, "They'll turn you down the first time. That's standard, don't let it discourage you. Anything they're going to grant, they'll grant on first or second appeal."  In fact, they did turn her down and she did have to appeal, though her case seemed pretty open and shut to me.

    THis may be more prevelent in some divisions than others, or at some times. But it's out there, and it's important for people to know that, becuase people tend to give up when turned down.

    But I appreciate your letting us know that there are also people at SSI who are doing their best to be fair and effective.

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