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Were you denied Disability on your initial application?

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Author Topic: Poll - Disability Denial  (Read 16452 times)

kvstrman

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Re: Poll - Disability Denial
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2013, 03:48:33 pm »
Social securiity denies most cases in the initial phase because they can weed out the people who really are not disabled.  Some will not follow up to a appeal a denial or they don't even know they can.  Unless it is completely obvious in the initial phase that you will win, it will get denied.  They can weed out a lot of cases that don't quallify this way.  It is a good thing in the long run for all of us.

Despite Alaska having one of the worst ALJ denials rates in the country (and worst suicide rate in the nation), I filed for disability in August 2012, got denied in October 2012, filed an appeal for an ALJ hearing at the end of October 2012, had my ALJ hearing March 7, 2013, was sent to a CE exam on April 10, 2013, and should hear any day if I will win or lose my case.  The whole process took less than a year so i am very grateful for that.

Alaska is one of a few states that does not have a reconsideration level of appeal.  I think they are experimenting to seeing if they can do away with it all together and ultimately saving time for all of us.       
Mathew 7:5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

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Re: Poll - Disability Denial
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2013, 04:54:51 pm »
That would make sense because they are basically reaffirming their first position.  Unless something dramatic (new) gets submitted to them that is a game changer. 

I honestly think they looked at my age and shot it down in two seconds.  A lot of people don't understand that "some" people are not 60 and 70 years old with Parkinson's.  Although the majority are, how can someone 44 have Parkinson's and if they do it can't be that bad, after Michael J. Fox had it early and it isn't a problem.  That is probably what I would thought 10years ago before it hit me.  Now I'm taking 17pills a day and still shake like crazy.  A small percentage of people the meds don't help that much. 

I wish when I could do something that hardly no one does it is to hit the jackpot lottery (475 million).  I don't have any money to play and if I did I would take my lovely wife somewhere nice.