I went to a mental evaluation exam and 15 days after I got a letter. Hi dee, It depends whether your SSDI check is higher or lower than maximum SSI. I went to the actual SSA office to reapply, and they gave me a stack of papers to take home and fill out. From what I have read, on the record approvals are always fully favorable. Hi my name is Dee in June 2018 i applied for disability in November 2018 i received my first check for ssdi but I also applied for ssi a rep has called me in. I’m currently at this SAME step! Appellant Dissatisfied With ALJ Decision. .” [1] * They are still deciding if the medical … You can see them on the link above. Then I got this letter 15 days after saying that they’ve decided that I’m still disabled. I had kept great records of all the Drs that I had seen for the past few years, all the medications I had been on and all the hospitalizations I had had, so when I applied online I filled every box and question with oddles of detailed info and I had a very supportive dr. It’s been 8 months since I reapplied, and: I should be a compassionate allowance and have called and left messages for who I think is my case manager, but nothing has happened. Alice (not verified). By submitting a request for a free evaluation, I acknowledge that I understand and agree to the disclaimer and privacy policy. If you want to check the status of your disability case, you can do this, or your disability attorney or disability … Yesterday the status on both said that a medical decision has been made and that someone may contact me. After depleting my savings I have been drawing down from my IRA’s to get by). My question: I applied for SSI for my disabled adult child. Usually this happens earlier in the process. However, the account was closed and I have a new account. Disability-Benefits-Help.org is not a lawyer or a law firm. Could I of gotten an on the record decision? hi, i got my letter for fully favorable jan. 25 2019. and i was just wondering how long it takes to get my first check. My question is, is these a way (other than calling SSA) like checking online, to see the status of my full medical review. This slowed my claim down considerably 5 years later I am still waiting for a decision on my initial application. I am considered permanent an total through the VA and I know VA uses a different measurement but just curious, Also, I was told I was going to a CE appointment but they reconsidered saying the RFC I submitted answers the Drs questions. My attorney did not know what this was or that it is a Compassionate Allowance disease. You would like them to inquire why your case was not designated this way and if it can be now. https://howtogeton.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/how-to-get-help-from-congress/, I received a card in the mail and no judgement has been made on my SSDI. Once that happens the 250 would automatically move over to the other child. . “A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. I believe your check should start again. My boyfriend had a disability hearing back in march. When was your court date? However, they have not yet determined eligibility for benefits. Stephanie, my SSDI case was in quality review for a little over 2 years. Hope this helps. Then mid-June, I received mail from them stating they had some follow up financial questions for me. I sent the letters she asked for the following day Aug 30th and haven’t heard anything since then. But relatively few impairments account for a significant portion of disability applications. I am new to this forum and applying for any benefits. Best of luck! They, I guess, will make a decision and I will then get a letter of approval or denial. The question: If I get SSI AND SSDI I get the lesser of the two? I found this site in doing research to prepare him for reapplying, and it looks like this site will be a great resource. A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your benefit application. Thank you for maintaining this blog! I was approved for said and social security benefits on August 20,2020 for back pay from January 12,2017 to now. How should I do to update that information with SSA or can I update it when they contact me later on? I would call the SSA ask or contact your disability attorney/advocate (if you worked with one) to find out the next steps to take. Do you have any advice? I applied for my 11 year old son when he was 8 for add and he has a really hard time reading and learning new things. I had stated I was missing more than 12 days a month because of fatigue. Every time I called someone would say it’s in quality review and that’s all. I just received word from my disability examiner that my case has been sent to the doctors to look over. I did rec'd a fully favorable decision and have been told it is at the processing center. It started off with: I agree to report entitlement to, and changes in the amount of, state disability and workers compensation benefits. This feels like a good thing, but I’ve been let down so many times it also feels like something may not be right. I would continue to monitor your account to make sure they don't need any other information to help speed up the process. I wish so much I’d found this site months ago. I’ve asked my daughter to make an online account so we can see the status but she was unable to do so and was locked out. I received a phone call telling me she had been approved, but they required me to be a representative payee. It means either Yes they approved it or No they did not. He asked the case worker about all the medical papers and the RFC form he has that the SSDI website says it is needed. (I have seen other’s comment how they were able to check their status online w/o having to call SSA). Just curious if anyone thinks that maybe a good sign, Anxiety levels through the roof, 5th back surgery coming up, interested and thanks to any information you can provide! It definitely sounds like a positive sign. In my instance, my surgery left me disabled in mid-July of last year, but I didn’t apply until October. Subscribing lawyers and advocates are not employees, owners, operators or agents of this website. function forms: I worked for a major intertional insurance company for nearly 10 years and that prepared me for being a good advocate for myself. Everything you communicate wether orally or in writing, digitally or on paper MUST be carefully thought through keeping in mind your words CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU. A medical decision has been made, but the non-medical factors are not 100% completed, and a representative may contact you if they need anything additional. He went on to explain that he can’t tell me either way and that I will have to wait for the letter in the mail. Feel free to contact me if sharing my story in more detail may help your readers. Has anyone else had this same message and been approved and how soon should I expect to find out either online or by mail. I became completely home bound, more depressed and now I seemed to be more tired than I was before. I applied for SSI disability for my son about a month ago and had a phone Interview the next week after I applied. We went in, answered questions for the benefits determination (I totally blew it, argh, but am using the info here to improve things in future, I hope) made the bank account to be rep payee as instructed, and I haven’t heard word one since. They may be reviewing if they need any other forms of documentation for your medical history or they may just be reviewing your financial eligibility for SSI. Oh, yes, no promises but I would definitely see that as potentially a very good sign. Calling social security is just so help what so ever. So first off don’t worry, SSI checks can be redetermined anytime if situation changes. https://howtogeton.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/how-to-get-a-function-form/, congressperson: I don’t think it’s clear enough that all the bullet points before “Decision by Disability Examiner and/or Medical Consultant” can occur within those first 3-6 months of the initial application. I am going to make an appt. but I had already gone well past my 5 months since the disablement, so I was in the clear for that. My boyfriend got same info and it took about 4-6 months to finally get the correct info and to get what little bit more they needed. It is still either way. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. We just got a letter saying it is important he call them for them to make a decision. On the decision is says the claimant has been disabled under sections 216 (i) and 223 (d) of the social security act since feb 11,2016. Also does the start date begin 5 months after I last worked or when I was officially diagnosed with MSA-C? "Appeal Under Review:A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. SSI did interview 4/22/19. This includes discrepancies in lag and pre-lag periods, as well as cases containing a DO prepared SSA-7000-U5 or SSA-7010-U5 which has not been … This time when they brought me back, I worked the office part of the job, and worked part time hours. Reconsideration typically takes between 2 and 4 months. my husband applied for SSDI on line…it’s been a month…his doctor filled out the RFC form, got it back from doctor,he made an appt at local ss office…sceheduled in 1 month. ( Log Out /  How do I update my checking account info? . If it has already been assigned to a disability examiner, you could contact that person directly. The case worker said to just wait to be contacted. Now that we know this, I am helping him gather everything needed to start over with a new claim for the actual diagnosis that is killing him (which was a mystery to Drs when he nearly died a year ago and spent a month in the ICU and took another nine months and a stroke later for Drs to figure out the source and get a proper diagnosis etc. They can make a decision without a hearing. I wanted to relay to you that Amazon Prime is $5.99/month for people on foodstamps-so that is helpful!! You may also be interested in this list of facebook groups where you can share information, advice, and stories with other people who are disabled: https://howtogeton.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/facebook-groups/. I am 62 years old and have applied for Social Security disability … Pls advise! SSA may make a small test deposit in your bank account, Get backpay and first check (in no particular order). Application is sent to your local Social Security office, Your local Social Security office reviews application for, Application leaves local office and goes to “. They said that my case was actively being worked on and I should hear something within 60 days, but no one contacted me. Thank you. (InvestigateTV) - In the last decade, 110,000 Americans have died waiting for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, according to the Government Accountability Office. Those symptoms I can certainly identify with. Use the guides below to process cases where a favorable decision has been (will be) made by the Recon Staff which will result in the payment of benefits, and an earnings discrepancy exists. I went to my hearing for SSDI in December. Thx!! A month is not that long, but if a more time passes, congressperson can help https://howtogeton.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/how-to-get-help-from-your-congressperson/. Hi sleepygirl I been applying since 2010 for said got denied like three time I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder anxiety and on Feb 13 of this year I saw the judge after several months pass by SSI called me so I can see an SSI examiner on Oct 4 I went I think it went pretty good so now I’m still waiting I called the SSI decision number last week they told me the judge made a decision and it went straight to the underwriting then it will go back to the judge to sign what does this mean? I waited another mot h and called the office got approved been getting benefits and yesterday backpay, good luck! If they need any additional paperwork like medical records or tests they will reach out to you. Sorry about the SSDI denial charles, but congrats on the DR approval! The most common are back problems (22% of readers in our survey), followed by depression and other mood and anxiety disorders (16% of our readers). I got a message On line shortly after my attorney filed for a hearing date (within days) that says a medical decision has been made and we are working on your decision. Perhaps you can call your local office and see if you can find out more. About a third (34%) of readers with back and other spinal problems were approved (se… That it’s only telling me I’m disabled and if anything comes up that affects my benefits I’ll get another letter. I’m sorry I don’t know what there is to do except wait for the decision at this point. First: hopefully this is an interview and not a bad sign?.. Congrats. A Social Security Representative may contact you directly if we need any additional documents or information. Oh and I had another question… Before I applied for SSDI, my statement said “If you qualify for disability today, this is your monthly payout.” But ever since I applied, that bit of information was taken down and I can’t see it. I think it would be best to call Social Security. Like Like. ( Log Out /  Sleepy girl, I sent in over 500 pages, VA Docs and I submitted my own RFC, they didn’t send me to Social Sec Dr saying all my records were enough to make a decision, so I am just hoping what you said is right cause it would be awesome to get approved. My mom also applied by herself and was approved in 4 weeks (she had a very different disabling condition which eventually killed her in 2015). An application for disability benefits can be filed online, in the local Social Security office, or by phone. I just went online today and saw that my ssdi was denied. They are independent attorneys or advocates who pay a fee to be listed on the website and have their names provided, on request, to website users. Hope it goes great for you. expect to be out of work for at least 12 months? Is it still either way? My SSDI was $1340. Adult Function/Activities of Daily Living Form. They may have already transferred it to disability determination, which could be in a completely different place. I went back a few months later, it was not long that another panic attack started and I actually blacked out. Thank you. Was denied twice then sent for a hearing. So sorry to hear all you have been through. Does anyone know how much weight is given to VA Disability information? In this stage of the process you will be filling out your initial application and providing the SSA with the documentation necessary to process your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. Hope it goes great for you. ( Log Out /  After a hearing denial, you have a choice to make: You are sent an approval letter or see this online, You are sent an award letter or see this online. If you were not getting a check during the appeal, you should get backpay. I understand that such benefits may affect my social security or result in overpayment that I may have to pay back. I gotten a letter asking for a bank statement or checkbook for where I’ll like to receive the payments too what does this mean. But it’s split up between them. It means they have made a medical determination. I’m still waiting for decision, how long did it take you? At ssa.gov. He didn’t say much. Then (super helpful and important) contact your congressperson’s office and ask them to inquire for you to make sure the request was received and they are considering it fairly. 05/31/2018 We started reviewing the decision made … Does this seem normal? I applied for SSDI Aug of 2010, at the encouragement of my Drs and my short disability insurance which was also my employer. A Social Security Representative may contact you directly if we need any additional documents or information. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information.” Should I be hopeful? Thanks for your response! I am gonna give them a call! Hope it goes well. Why was i told that a medical descision has been made they are just waiting on a dr report is that good bad i have been waiting about 4 and half months for decision its at the determation center, In reply to Why was i told that a medical by It just means they are still processing your claim. The benefits listed online are just an estimate, the final amount will depend when they set your onset date (date you become disabled). My anxiety is through the roof! I was denied SSI benefits after is it possible I can be approved for SSDI benefits or do I need to do a separate application for SSDI, In reply to I was denied SSI benefits… by As I am sure you know, there’s a 5 month waiting time in which you are not paid for SSDI. Just unsure what steps to take… Thank you so much! I hope it goes well for your family. The disability reconsideration is the first level of appeal for a denial of a Social Security Disability or SSI disability claim. This is a progressive fatal illness and I am dealing with what is to come to… Then, it was radio silence… I didn’t hear from them in months. Was the status of denied shown on your MySocialSecurity account? Anyways, he said he knew there were more records and he was going to leave my case open for two weeks to get those reviewed. I filled everything out and submitted some additional pay stubs, but haven’t heard anything since. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. A user who requests a free evaluation will be provided with the name of a subscriber lawyer or advocate who will contact the user to do the evaluation. The message you read means that they have made a decision on if you are medically eligible for benefits. For the rest, you could try calling local office and/or person who did her interview just to make sure their was no delay or hold up. they can help you. Only if you've appealed your case and have been in front of a judge will you receive a Notice of Decision. It said I’m still considered disabled. But all five steps may not be needed in your case. It is possible to qualify for one and not other. Did you have a hearing recently? I am waiting an Administrative Law Judge hearing and have an attorney. I've been enduring this nightmarish, life-altering process since July 2016. Hello, Also, if you have kids under the age of 18 living at home with you, you are eligible to receive up to 50% of your designated payment for them was well. they should have designated your case as compassionate allowance and did not do so. I can’t say for sure but when I’ve seen that happen with other people it meant their doctor’s records were enough to approve them. Sep 2018 for additional information about My finances when I check the social security site all it says is that a decision has been made and a rep will contact me..well I already talked to the rep..so my question is does that mean I am approved for ssi as well…can I receive both and when will I get my first check for ssi If I was approved? I hereby agree to promptly repay any overpayment if I become entitled to workers compensation and state disability benefits. My account has said the below starting on 10/27 and has not changed. I don’t think being 100% P&T alone guarantees approval but VA doctor letters of support make make all of the difference in approvals and denials. I’ll remember that, my initial decision is in quality review, I hope that’s a good sign. I have seen that be a good sign. I’m broke and at my wit’s end. If the appellant expresses dissatisfaction with the decision … We review the application to make sure some basic requirements for disability benefits are met. Hi Angela, Getting a direct express card does seem like a good sign, but I cannot know for sure. Like everyone else, I waited until I received a letter from a medical reviewer in my local office. I was told I could go on my ss website and update but its showing a decision has been made and you will get a letter… It does not give me the option to make those changes. You applied three years ago? Sometimes quicker for SSI. If it is taking a long time to get started, or if you have dire financial need, please contact your congressperson’s office. Within a few days of applying I had an in-person appointment at the local SSA office, a little while later I was mailed oddles of paperwork, I filled out everything throughly, made copies for my records, and returned everything certified mail return receipt requested to prove it was received on time. have you heard of this scenario before?,Second: Should we go ahead and mail the RFC form in to our local office..we do not have a contact/case person as we were not given anyone yet..just the lady that called to advise the appt was cancelled. Within 4 weeks from my first applying online for SSDI I received a phone call letting me know I was approved, and because I was approved in Sept of 2010, which coincided with my 6th month being disabled, this satisfied the SSDI 6 month waiting period before benefits can start, so my first SSDI check was paid the following month Oct 2010. I changed banks between when I was receiving and then when it went Under a... 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