Approved for SSDI..!!!

    • Anonymous
      September 17, 2007 at 4:30 pm


      I just had my “awards letter” read to me (it goes in the mail tomorrow)
      and I will start receiving benefits on January 16th, 2008… This
      will be after my 5 months waiting period with payment in the next
      month… I filed on June 4, 2007 after being approved for teacher retirement in the spring…

      I think what really helped me was when I found out that sending me for
      a mental evaluation meant that I was not qualifying with the CIDP…
      I then researched to find what kind of information was needed and came
      across the functional assessments… While I was waiting for the CE
      exam, I located the forms at the website for a law firm (my computer
      has crashed since then, so I don’t know the URL…) and wrote to them
      explaining what I wanted them for.. They emailed me back sending me
      the most recent edition of the form… I took one to my primary care
      physician and one to my neurologist in late July and early August…

      Then I waited,…and waited,….and waited… You know the drill…
      And finally got word today, “for sure”, after some inquiries last
      week, that I have been approved… What a relief…!!! 🙂


    • Anonymous
      September 19, 2007 at 1:15 pm


      I am so happy for you, congrats.


    • Anonymous
      September 22, 2007 at 9:38 am


      Congratulations !!

      I too was approved, albeit was two years ago. If people would read what is needed for approval and then see if they can meet that requirement, and then make sure the reports meet the criteria, approval is much easier.

      As you have found, it is not only WHAT you had to say, but HOW you presented your information

      Again. many congrats !!

    • Anonymous
      September 24, 2007 at 8:27 pm

      dance, but, I’d probably fall over?
      So I’m dancing in my mind for you…gracefully too!

    • Anonymous
      September 24, 2007 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks all..!!! I am so relieved and you know how far that can go when stress agravates one’s condition… 🙂