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What Should I Expect While Trying To Get My Disability Benefits?

What Should I Expect While Trying To Get My Disability Benefits?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

from what I have heard you will be denied several times and probably have to go to a hearing. Then the decision will take a few months. I hope you prevail and will be interested to see how it goes for you.

posted about 7 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Before I got paralyzed, I filed a disability claim. Had an attorney but that didn't help much. With me, I was denied mainly because I was still working on my business 4 hours a day, even though I had a bed in my room in the office, where I would lie down too often when fatigue sinks in. They didn't care. They want you to be completely not working. Of course, as mentioned earlier, they deny most of the cases first. Good luck! (I have disability benefit now that they couldn't contest my disability anymore- wheelchair, catheter, how else could they deny?)

posted about 7 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I go before judge in December,get an attorney,gateway is a government funded one.good luck.

posted about 7 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I’ve already been denied twice. My attorney says that I can appeal.but I can also work?? I’m completely confused and exhausted. I’ve been working since 14 and now I’m 51 . Lupus thrombosis 2 Tia fibromyalgia lesions on my brain and major depression disorders. But I’m denied???

posted about 1 month ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

You'll be denied twice usually then third time you need a lawyer many free ones will take the disability case if they believe your eligible. When you see the judge your lawyer will say dress nice. Don't! Be yourself be sick throw up in the court room I did. I said im dressing as I feel that day or im not coming and dont tell the lawyer this but show up to your hearing how you feel that day! If your sick dress sick if you feel good dress good. Im not saying lie im saying they took pity on me when I said it was either I dress comfortable or I didn't show and I needed the disability so I went sick! During a flare up. I was throwing up from newly being on methotrexate and plaquenil and I grabbed the trash can puked in court she took pity I think but that's how I felt I wasn't a criminal so I wasn't trying to impress the judge or fake anything! Just be honest and it should be fine.

posted over 1 year ago
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