Hi I am 43 years old and I have applied for social security disability. I have worked since I have been 16 years, and only one year out of those 16 have I ever not worked, pain or not. I was unemployed for one year and actually took the time to go back to school and get a medical billing degree, and then now 5 years later I am disabled and not able to work- really sucks.
Anyways the reason for the topic. I have applied for social security in January. I was called on Monday by the finally reviewer of my case ( so I thought) and he had a few questions for me. I answered and asked him how much longer for this to be finished? He told me he would send the finally info to the office and now it should be really quick. I asked for information if it was approved or not. He told me that he could not say but that it looked really good and not to stress about it, or be on nails because he felt it looked really positive. I felt that meant that I would be getting approved. I was elated. He told me to call my office in a few days and get the offical information.
So I called yesterday and was told that my case was now being held by Quality review. I guess they look at it to make sure that employees did their job on the case and that they made they appropiate decision. What the heck? I mean why does this have to happen now? Has anyone else ahd this happen and what was the result? My attorney said that it sounds good on one respect because she has not seen cases that go through this that are denied, so she feels they awarded me, but she said this department can overturn that too and then I would have to appeal. Yicks so much stress.
Please tell me if this has happened to you. (((gentle hugs))) to you all dealing every day with this stupid illness that makes us all look like we are just crazy and wimps to pain.