• I have lost my job due to my inability to keep up. Now I will be attempting to file for disability.

    Asked by GetItOut on Friday, May 1, 2020

    I have lost my job due to my inability to keep up. Now I will be attempting to file for disability.

    I know I read on here a while back someone posted about going through this. Can anyone here tell me factual information about if we can get it, and what is required? Are there any people here that are in the legal field in their day job? I was going to go to the SS office and just start the process, I called and they told me I couldn't even get an appointment to come in until the end of May! I may not need it by then!!

    Does anyone have any experience with it?

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      My husband had a series of health-related disabilities from his service in Vietnam. He was denied benefits at first and we, too, hired an attorney. When he was approved, like cllinda, we received a lump sum payment for the time the benefit was being disputed.

      about 1 year ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      Both my son and my brother are advocacy lawyers. One thing you need to know is that in most areas it is the policy of the SS department to deny all claims. There are agencies that will give free advice. Usually these are lawyers who work pro bono,ie. they are volunteers I don't know where you live but in some areas there are groups that advocate especially for cancer survivors. While you are waiting for your appointment get all your papers together. Get your personnel file back 5 years most importantly your exit interview. Next get ALL your medical records together. While you are waiting look into some other help for your basic needs. My son volunteers for the housing justice project he is working very hard to get rent relief and he has been quite successful If you are a member of a church or even if you are not go to the nearby churches for help with your basic needs .

      about 1 year ago
    • andreacha's Avatar

      I consider myself very fortunate. I was discharged from Hospital on 12/11/06 after 10 weeks in hospital. I spoke to social security and they set up a interview time to be held on the phone the second week in January. By Dec. 28th I was already back in Atlanta not doing well at all. My niece from TN was here and said she would handle the telephone interview if I wasn't home yet - and I wasn't. She took the call and explained her relationship to me, the fact that she was my POA, Executer, and was listed as the go to person on my Health Directive. She at that time, had been an RN for 30 years and coordinated and consulted with all my doctors on a daily basis. The woman agreed and I don't think it took very long for her to affirm that my niece was indeed an RN. Because of her I was approved the first time. It would have been different had she not been here. Some people get rejected 3 and 4 times. Yes, you get your retroactive monies but it's tough to get by while waiting,

      about 1 year ago

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