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Disabled But Denied

Yesterday I got the LETTER OF DENIAL!!!!
My heart sank and all I could do was cry as I read they know my condition won't allow me to work as i have but I can find substantial employment. I have worked all my life, when I was a kid I worked in the bean fields to help my Mama buy food, as I got older I cleaned houses, babysit, etc... soon as I got out of school went to public work, and worked every day since, up until I had the wreck fifteen years ago. I wasn't able to work about a year, didn't ask for help, just survived and fought to get back out there, raised my kids. worked until the day my job let me go because I was in so much pain. They literally had to carry me out. All this said because I need someone to understand I am not a quitter,  And if I could continue to work why won't I?
I paid in all these years, they took my money from me every week to use as they saw fit. another portion they were suppose to put back for the time I needed it. All my savings are gone, I lost my home. and of course no insurance, who can pay that kind of money with no income? and its all just WRONG.
I paid my dues I think, I was that military wife left my family and friends traveled overseas, worked there too, nco club plus volunteered the whole time also.
I know its a process, and I have to get a lawyer, I also know the next step takes about a year. 
Do they think because they said I could work that I can just run out and get a job? I crawl out of beds most mornings, sometimes the pain in my body is so severe I want to scream, times I do. 
Can any body tell me why the government would do this to a person? I am so confused to the system.
Any way i will struggle along and I know my God will provide my needs, I just don't know about the rest. thanks for listening.
 
mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 12 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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it takes a king time to go thought all the BS I am sorry to say they get paid to turn you down you really need to seek help from people that deal with them all the time

It took me 18 months of appeals and doctor / medical records. : (

I had to go before a judge too, & after she read just a bit of my history as to how my body is now such a wreak ......& she asked me some question, she stopped right there & found in my favor.

Then, I was railroaded even further. Finally straight and getting the proper a mount, but was denied residual because I didn't know of an old warrant ......now there's a case about that. I am grateful for what I do have, and the medicare. But that's seeming iffy now .

I am glad you got yours finally, I have gotten mine, they have took so much of it because of my pension, which seems unfair. Waiting for my back pay now so I can start a new life, but they are holding it and every day i get a different reason why.
i never had a trial like you when she read report from doctor and looked at mri she said to lawyer, she is 100% disable and then said to me she was sorry took so long that was it.
So at least now we can get our meds huh

Has it been a long time ?

Yeah, meds.......that\'s changing too. They used to all be covered, now just today I discovered I have to pay for Motrin \'script as well as codeine and Gabapiten. I don\'t mind really. If I had to pay for all of my medicines it\'d be over $100,right now half that,.

I applied September 2011, then they changed that to October 2011?? anyway i think that is right. my husband had just went to be with the Lord when all this took place, so i was lost and didn\'t understand a lot of what was going on. I was suppose to get $1400 a month from what i paid in then because i draw a pension of $400 they cut my SSA down to $660???? So my back pay who knows if i even get it..

My condolences. That must have been such a nightmare all around. : (

ty and the nightmare continues, but having money coming is so much better.

I\'m not married, but have spent the past 29 years with my s / o. I can\'t begin to imagine....bless your heart. (( hugs ))

its like living in a bubble and wanting to get out but can\'t
it\'s hard

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file your appeal right away, most first time claims are denied, then granted on appeal

I have since this story filed appeal and went to trial, when the judge looked at my mri and doctors notes, she said we don\'t need to have a trial you are 100% disabled as of the date I filed....Lawyer said he never seen a judge do that in 35 years...she also said she was so sorry I had to wait and fight I should have gotten it in the beginning... So thankful..

glad it worked out for you

thanks me too

hey im not trying to put a spanner in the works but would like you to watch this on u tube its called The maraketing medical madness are we all insane I suffer from Bipolar disorder and depression an are manic sometimes after watching this on u tube from professional doctors I have to wonder let me know if you watched it and if you found it interesting pass it on to your freinds ok huggs monica 50

I did go and watch 1-18, all I can say is wow. I too am on medication for depression and sleep. I am on a lot of medication. thanks for the info. :)

no problem glad you took the time to watch it spread the word on it ok huggs

it is the broken system i am sorry to say<br />
if you are drugs and drink when carrying a child that child gets ssi if you have a child with SB or CP it is a fight<br />
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thehope you willg et mad and quites is all and i was once told they get a bonus for ech one that drops<br />
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just think youare 65 monthos from retieing and you find out some one been drawing SSI off you hard work

I read your story on not being able to get the disability pension what the heck do they want you to do you have to survive sureley they can see for themselves your in dire straits with this our system over here has tightened up also but sureley they can see for themselves what your like i see you maybe able to get legall advice from someone on here how good are they I take my hat off to them for caring so much about your case.,just goes to show how supportive people are on here at least that will never change do you have any familey that can help you out for the time being can anybody over there get a cares pension for helping you with your dailey things I feel bad for you that you have to go through this its terrible hope you get a solution sooner rather than later xx

Thanks for your post and your thoughtfulness. I spoke with my lawyer a few days ago and he said, another year before I can get a hearing. The odds of mobilty for the length of time is slim to none. I need surgery they say on my back, neck and shoulder, without it because of the pressure on my spinal cord and the tear . but God will give me strength. again thank you for caring, I really feel alone.

never feel alone in this world we are here to listen to your thoughts and worries ive onley been on here for a short time and are very saddened by someof the stories I read here your not alone and never think you are ok I liked this site so much ive put a freind on to this site as well all people need is for someone to listen and care but in our case its read and carepitty you wernt in Australia our health system is so much better we have medicare and for people on disability or other payments from ther goverment its free.I didnt mentone to you I had a part time job which makes me feel like I belong somewhere maybe you could do some sort of work sitting down like a data person that puts suff in the computers
or do some voluntry work sitting down somwhere you never know whats out there for you matekeep your chin up eh huggs monica xx

Ohio is a rough state to try to get disability...that is, if you're truly "disabled enough" and need it...most everyone that doesn't truly need it, gets it the easiest and quickest it seems...for those cases, it appears that it's handed out like candy! It's such a corrupt system...go figure, it's government operated and administered...it's like welfare, the food stamp program, worker's comp, social security...historically, the disability program has also been extremely abused and misused and mismanaged! As a result, the one's that need it most are either denied or are put through hell under the microscope to try to get it, which serves as a deterrent and, as stated above, makes folks give up...and I don't know any disabled folks that are rich and can afford to legally fight the fight with attorneys. I do know many folks that have been temporarily disabled and need help temporarily...disability isn't necessarily assistance for life! I also know many that do receive it long term and probably will their entire life...generally, they became disabled due to circumstances beyond their control...so why does this country punish them for that?! I know my friends that are disabled didn't suddenly wake up one day and say to themselves 'gee, I think today I'm gonna manufacture some physical ailments or mental health issues so I can quit my job/career and milk the system for the rest of my life'! A bizarre and cruel system we have here...torturous! <br />
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America has twisted reasoning, contradictive statutes and mores, and truly is a world leader when it comes to being a highly discriminatory government/society. We rarely take care of our own in the manner in which most Americans feel we should...when it does happen, it's most often individuals or small private or non-profit entities that assist, not our own government. We have laws in place to protect the disabled from discrimination/exclusions from private individuals and businesses and yet our own government can get away with discriminating/excluding them "justifiably" so. We pay taxes and pay into a system that's designed to help us AND our country in the long run, but God-forbid WE should ever need to utilize what we ourselves busted our ***** for and helped establish, only THEY can tap that. I'll never understand nor agree with that kind of logic. <br />
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To me, we are a lost country...our priorities are mucked up, our loyalties are displaced, and we have become so very arrogant and greedy and downright unappreciative and ungrateful to our very own for their part in making our country what it has been throughout history...and I ain't talking about our military here...I'm talking about what this country was originally founded on...everyday folks like mommaceitta and the rest of us posters who have given our all to a system of government and a country that has ultimately lost sight of us and turned it's back on the people that made it what it is today.<br />
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All the best, mommaceitta!...I hope your lawyer socks it to 'em and ya finally get some of your own sweat of the brow money back for all your devotion and hardwork, both then and now! It shouldn't be this way...this is America...the disabled shouldn't have to go to battle for what's rightly theirs to begin with! Nor should the elderly!<br />
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Peace

wow, you said a mouth full and all truths, thank you so much. I sat here and cried just knowing how hard it is for so many. again thanks.

Trying to get disability was one of the most grueling experiences I've ever been through. I happened to qualify for a free state lawyer that took care of every detail. I suspected that the so-called panel of doctors didn't even read the file at all. I was turned down twice and the third time went to court. This judge was very fair; even if he had turned me down, I would have felt someone had finally listened. I really would rather work - not only was my income much higher, I like to work. Anyway, hang in there, I think they count on you giving up! I've also been told that each state can be different in how difficult it is to get disability. Mine was granted in Kansas which I was later told, is one of the hardest to get disability.

Thank you for the reminder that is the same for all of us, so glad you were granted your disability, life is so hard when your health is diminished, and the struggle of every day living shouldn't be made so horrible, God bless

I have tried that route though have become wary. SEE, i HAVE cerebral Palsy-- a "preexisting" condition, and being that I have the audacity to work and try to have a normal life I am not disabled enough to get assistance. Oh, I got the paperwork--- and filed. That was their response.

I am really sorry jlynnaz, please don't give up. I get the feeling you are in the same boat as I , and when you don't have a choice you have to keep trying. what other choice do we have? good luck

Society is dumb. I have asked for help from the state and all they have said is that I am not disabled enough for assistance, even though I limp, have worn a brace all my life and walk in excruciating pain.

Yes it is, so sorry I got a lawyer, and he says I have a strong case. So you should try that.

have contacted a lawyer to work on you case that might help

thank you that is so sweet

I am not sure how sorry