I was denied twice and had to wait two freakin years for a hearing. I live in Charlotte, NC. My question is this:
Is there anybody that went through this and has any tips?
Is there anything I should or should NOT say?
Anything I should or should NOT do?
Anything I should or should NOT wear?
Anything I should or should NOT bring?
I hired an attorney over a year ago. They have collected all the information from my Dr's and they don't get… read more
Again anyone using a lawyer to get SS disability, use a lawyer who's whole practice is SS disability
HELLO SWEETHEART , as i have said when you fill out the paper work you want to kind of amp up you disabilites , you cant cook wash dishes vacuum because you hurt to stand for so long ! you need help getting in and out of the bath tub you need help buttoning your clothes , brushing your hair because of your shoulders ! do not say you can cook a little because to them that's good enough , you forget very easy ! you must put down a lot of i can'ts on your paper work !i will be praying for you may the Good LORD be with you and yours love always michele p.s i got mine with the help of there DR they sent me to . but i did it by myself !
Talk to your attorney. They are the best person to answer your questions (and if they can't, you might need another attorney). I'm coming up for a hearing too, although I don't have a date yet. I've already talked with my attorney, and she will meet with me before the hearing to discuss strategy specific to the judge, what I should and shouldn't say, etc. Your attorney is the most likely person to know the judge and what is the best approach to take.
Like I said, though, if your attorney isn't addressing your questions, you might need to find a new one. My last attorney was really bad. Didn't do anything, didn't communicate with me, nothing. And when I complained, he dropped me with a review due in 3 weeks. I learned my lesson and really interviewed the next attorney I got.
I haven't read all the answers yet so if I'm repeating anything, sorry. I had my hearing and was denied again so am awaiting judicial review. One thing for sure, don't dress up and do your makeup like you normally would. I did that (my Mama raised me right) and that was one of the reasons he denied me, saying that I was capable of taking care of myself. If he had asked, I would have told him that my mom had to help me like she does when I'm able to go to church. That also sited the fact that I went to church and the store at times even though I told them that I can't do that alone. Anyway, I saw the judge in Gastonia, on a screen because he was in Maryland or somewhere. PM me and we can talk more about it if you want. Good luck, praying for you!
yes i was the one that said the Dr told me what to write down ! i had been turned down twice ! and then the DR they sent me to helped me with and what to write down and i got approved ! love and peace happiness and GOD"S blessings always michele