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Phone hearing tomorrow
« on: June 01, 2021, 07:02:38 pm »
After being remanded back from federal I have a phone hearing tomorrow morning.  Very nervous.  My original file date was aug 2016.   After denials.  Finally this. I turned 55 last aug.   my attorney emailed me today saying we would do best saying light duty at age 55.   Now this means no back pay. And my 56 birthday is aug. so will there even be money to pay attorney.  I completely don

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Re: Phone hearing tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 08:18:42 pm »
After being remanded back from federal I have a phone hearing tomorrow morning.  Very nervous.  My original file date was aug 2016.   After denials.  Finally this. I turned 55 last aug.   my attorney emailed me today saying we would do best saying light duty at age 55.   Now this means no back pay. And my 56 birthday is aug. so will there even be money to pay attorney.  I completely don

Sorry but we still have a forum software glitch and it seems to have cut off the end of your post. If you try typing without using any apostrophes or quote marks, it's more likely that your post won't get cut off.

Good luck at your hearing by the way. Is your attorney giving you a choice of what to fight for or did he/she just tell you what the strategy is going to be?

Even though losing all that backpay would suck, if that's what your best chance at approval is, benefits going forward is better than nothing. I'm unclear though if your attorney is still going to try to get you backpay or not.
Location: IL
Age at Application: 31
Disability: Depression, anxiety
Applied: 11/2013
First Denial: 03/2014
Reconsideration Denial: 11/2014
Hearing: 11/13/15 (Friday the 13th!)
ALJ Approval: 01/15/16 Fully Favorable
Back Pay: 02/13/16
Award Letter: 02/17/16
1st monthly benefit: 03/21/16

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Re: Phone hearing tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 07:33:21 am »
Had the very short phone hearing.   Judge never asked me anything. Went right to the VE and began asking questions hypothetical about medium work. I have evidence I can

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Re: Phone hearing tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 09:17:54 am »
Evidence I can not to medium

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Re: Phone hearing tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 10:04:28 am »
Had the very short phone hearing.   Judge never asked me anything. Went right to the VE and began asking questions hypothetical about medium work. I have evidence I can

How does your attorney think it went?
Location: IL
Age at Application: 31
Disability: Depression, anxiety
Applied: 11/2013
First Denial: 03/2014
Reconsideration Denial: 11/2014
Hearing: 11/13/15 (Friday the 13th!)
ALJ Approval: 01/15/16 Fully Favorable
Back Pay: 02/13/16
Award Letter: 02/17/16
1st monthly benefit: 03/21/16

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Re: Phone hearing tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 12:34:58 pm »
He honestly don

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Re: Phone hearing tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 04:47:41 pm »
Did the VE find any jobs to any of the hypotheticals? What kind of evidence do you have? Have you read it?
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Re: Phone hearing tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2021, 09:45:35 pm »
Yes. A floor cleaner  floor waxer a porter and salvage laborer and evidence is my medical records no lifting over 20lbs and with copd no air pollution such as cleaning stuff dust humidity cold. 

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Re: Phone hearing tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2021, 03:22:05 pm »
If you do not receive back.pay. Your attorney will not be entitled to a fee. You might receive a bill for copies of medical records, postage, etc. Your Fee Agreement has that information. Your attorney is not allowed to bill you for his work on your case when there is no back pay.
Nerve damage in upper and lower extremities. Degenerative Disc Disease, RA.

Hope the size of a mustard seed can produce Faith that can move mountains.