confused Posted March 12, 2007 Share Posted March 12, 2007 I applied for SSDI for the third time and after reconsideration they've approved my claim : ) . I haven't recieved the confirmation yet, but a lady from social security told me they were approving my claim and it would take about 2 weeks to process. I have questions so I posted them at various forums. The people who responded here were great. One person told me social security sends a pamphlet explaining it. I'm waiting for that to see if it answers my questions. I went into a chatroom that was a link from the NAMI website. A woman there first congratulated me for getting SSDI. Then she started prodding me about what my husband does for a living. She decided he must make enough to support us and that we should cut back on expenses so I don't need disability. That it's only for people who are starving. There is SSI that is needs based, but SSDI has to do with if you are unable to work and have enough work credits. She knows nothing about me. Then at another site I frequent a man said "Why don't you get a job". I do plan on going back to work when I'm able, but if I was able to work now I wouldn't have qualified for SSDI. It bothered me because I had to jump through so many hoops to get accepted. I hired a company to help me fill out the forms and they charged 25% of the back-pay. That's over $4000. Then it boiled down to what my pdoc wrote. He charged me $50 to fill out the forms, otherwise he would just send my records. I guess it's a controversial subject. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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