are these disability forms through a certain insurance company? My advice would be to call your employer and get the FULL copy of the policy sent to you (as well as the exact due dates). That helped me immensely in filling out the forms. You never know what they are looking for or what violates their policy.
My mother had a live person come to interview her to see if she qualified for disability. Have you had anyone come to meet you? (She qualified with lyme disease as her stated illness, by the way.)
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Thanks so much for your time and the input.
I'm very ill atm, with a high fever. but i wanted to make another inquiry. If this msg is out of hte ordinary, just remember i'm feverish
I am getting kinda stressed out in having to tell them how long i can use my hands and other things in detail. I mean I can squeeze a pair of tongs like 3 times and my hand ends up in extreme pain and i have to let it rest before i do it again.
then, i can hold a knife in my hands without pain to cut veggies for several minutes...
heck if i know what that means.
then when driving one of those electric wheelchairs, my thumb starts hurting from pushing that button after a few minutes and i have to rest. seems pathetic to me, but that's besides the point.
it's so hard to know what to say. I don't want things to contradict each other but it depends what i'm doing, and what day it is. some days i can walk around the store for a few minutes. other days i can walk a little faster. But most of the time now i'm in a wheelchair.
what if they have someone follow me and i'm able to walk that day for a few minutes faster than usual... I guess i'm wondering what if they catch me on a rare day that i have a little more strength....
am i worrying too much? Probably.
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You MUST get a lawyer who specializes in disability to take on your case...paid if you win, not paid if you don't.
This is a MUST.
You will be denied the first time, but when you win, with a lawyer's help...you get "back pay".
It is extremely difficult if not impossible to win without a lawyer.
That is just the way it is.
There ARE lawyers who will take on the case and who will settle for payment only if they win for you.
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i'll resend you my newbie package, it's last 25-30 pages of package but my table of contents does NOT LIST anything since i'm NOT DONE! can't get the time with all the help i do here daily for you all!!
look for info about CONNIE MC, and then PRINT OFF ALL THOSE PAGES FROM HER NAME TO END! they are the most IMPORTANT info you need!!
now, why does this need to be done TODAY? call and ask for an EXTENSION! no kidding; the more complete your app is means you COULD BE APPROVED, 1ST TIME, 1ST STEP
IF YOU HAVE GOOD MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION and your primary dr./llmd have complete these forms and their medical dictation files AGREE with the forms completed!
you don't want to go thru 5 yrs. of hell i did on 2 apps!!
yes, you want DETAILS ON EVERYTHING ... but most of all; do you have copies of your DRS. MEDICAL REPORTS FROM YOUR FILES, HOSPITAL REPORTS, ETC.
that really helped my case; took along time but i got complete info that i put together and i talk about in my newbie package ... i did their job for them so they COULD APPROVED ME using their guidelines/rules!!!!
i'm on for another 30-45 minutes, so PM me if you need more as i go to someone's post ONCE DAILY; not more ... not enough time!!!
I'LL SEND YOU NEWBIE PACKAGE NOW!! good luck:)
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My disability information was insufficient based on filling out the check boxes on their LTD form.
I ended up going to have a physical therapist do a type of function assessment. The full version is usually used for people rehabilitating for new jobs. But, they did strength and range of motion tests to show that I was significantly weaker than the average person my age.
Additionally, a neuropsych evaluation is extremely helpful if you have cognitive issues.
I needed all this extra for my LTD company because my previous Lyme doctor did not do a great job in keeping records, and he never did these type of tests himself. All of the additional tests were covered by my medical insurance, fortunately.
But they will also support my application to social security. As much as I don't want to pull social security funds, after 3 years of being unable to work, I'm finally just sucking it up and admitting I need more help.
Good luck with your application.
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