Social security disability (ssdi)
hi all- i searched and couldnt find any discussions for ssdi, so thought i would start one..
would like to hear some of your stories as to how long it took , what diagnosis (es),etc got you approved & any tips you might have to get it done ...
i have been fighting ssdi for 4.5 years now, with first claim being reviewed by attorney for possible filing a civil suit in us district court. and a new claim just filed in feb 2010 with ssa still gathering medical records to make their first decision.
i asked my current neurologist a week ago if he will support my claim and his answer was "probably not".. therefore, i am relying on my rheumatologist and pcp for support, and looking for a neurologist that will support my claim. but at the same time, when it comes to having those nasty epi needles inserted into my spine, i want to know i have the best doctor doing it too, and i have been told by long term patients that this neuro is great for the epi's.
a major tip: just outright ask your doctors if they will support you on your claim, if they will not, find a new doctor that will & fast !