SSDI for diabetes and neuropathy

alizay45
By alizay45 Latest Reply 2009-08-08 16:23:43 -0500
Started 2009-07-15 05:31:39 -0500

Has anyone been approved with these conditions. I have applied and have been denied two nice Allsup has filed for a ALJ hearing


35 replies

lipsie
lipsie 2009-07-30 02:31:54 -0500 Report

Hiya hun..sorry for all your troubles…so many people have trouble getting the help they do need I feel. I don't understand how some get it so fast and years for others…I was lucky within less than a year I got mine but mine is for neuropathy AND phych problems. Good luck! Sheila

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-08 16:23:43 -0500 Report

I went to my druggist, but they assurred me that the plan that they had picked, was best! But one of the pharmacists suggested AARP, which, pardon me, I thought was out to get the elderly! Hmm—I think that I was wrong as I can now get my more expensive, psych meds for almost nothing, $5 or so—when it was $30 or without anything it was $130, so that tells me that SOMEONE is MAKING A POT FULL off of us!!

I have had AARP through our local drug store, for several months now—
i don't have to do one thing, and still have not fallen into that scary "donut hole"!!

PR

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-29 18:45:26 -0500 Report

I COULD BE WRONG BUT THE SS PEOPLE TOLD ME THAT WHEN YOU ARE ON SSI, YOU DO NOT GET MEDICARE UNTILL YOU ARE 65. IF THEY PUT YOU ON SSD, THEN YOU CAN GO ON MEDICARE AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR FIRST CHECK. THATS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS 59, AN MY KID AT 47. WE ARE BOTH ON MEDICARE.. MY WIFE DID NOT GET ON TILL SHE WAS 65, SHE WENT ON SSI AT 62. CHECK IT OUT SO YOU KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO…

Jipwhip
Jipwhip 2009-07-31 23:06:16 -0500 Report

No, when you SSD you have to wait 2 years to get Medicare insurance. They want to make sure it is a permenet disability not temporary one.

FyreMajik
FyreMajik 2009-08-08 15:41:53 -0500 Report

If you can get on SSI you will be able to get on Medicade no matter what age you are,, Im 41 and draw SSI and i get Medicade and it pays for everything except a small 1.00- 3.00 copay for each perscription. pays for all doctors and hospitals.

Jipwhip
Jipwhip 2009-07-29 14:24:33 -0500 Report

Yes I receive SSD for my diabetes. I have had three toes amputated, big toe on left foot and two small toes on right foot. I filed and in six months was approved. It sucks that I can't work anymore. I was a workaholic. I hope it doesn't take to long for you to get what you need. And please don't start losing body parts to get it. My mother-in-law accused me of having my toes amputated to get more disability. NOT TRUE!! had bone infections in each case as to why they amputated the toes. Good luck to you.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-29 22:50:23 -0500 Report

Oh for PETE"S SAKE!! Why do people have to come up with such STUPID COMMENTS, Jip—-I was a workaholic too, until I collapsed and the hateful things told me, only sent me into a deeper depression! I kept praying, "Forgive them for they know not what they do!!" If they had known how far down I was, maybe they would have quit beating on an almost dead horse!! Cheexxx—But then I found this site—-and I am SAVED once mORE!! Thanks ALL PR

FyreMajik
FyreMajik 2009-07-28 18:24:01 -0500 Report

HI Alizay… I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and also have neuropathy problems back in july 07. I filed for SSI and SSD, I got a SSI check in 6 months. What i had done is i saved every peice of paper from every doctor visit and appointment cards and recepts and every drug store recept. Got a print out of all medicines at the drug store. I went to the doctors office myself and got all medical records and sent in all of this to my SSI worker. Also along with that i sent in a copy of my drivers liscence SS card Marriage license Birth cirtificate. All of this in one huge envelope.. I soon got a appointment with the SS Doctors they sent me too.. after that i got a letter to go to the SS office to shw proof of my husbands income after that in about 3 weeks i got a letter saying i was approved for SSI and not SSD because i didnt have enough SS paid in to draw SSD but i do draw SSI check now. By doing all of this myself helped out 100% when it may take them a year or 2 to get all that stuff together.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-28 19:43:43 -0500 Report

Wow, that does make sense!! I should be so organized! I tend to throw everything out as fast as it comes in as I already have so much clutter! But by being more selective in what I toss, it can sure work for YOU!! Great!!! PR

Cynlyn72
Cynlyn72 2009-07-21 10:30:02 -0500 Report

I just had appts with the disability drs last week. All my doctors have said no working. I was an office manager for a psychiatrist. I have problems with my back as well so I cannot sit for long periods of time. I cannot stand a lot because of my feet. It helps to know that there are other people going through the process like I am. Thank you so much. I will keep you in my thoughts

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-21 11:33:17 -0500 Report

So sorry about your dx.! That is the pitts when your body is ready to give it up when your finances say NO! I zigged and zagged that tricky trail too, in different ways, but so STRESSFUL!! I couldn't get my husband to continue working while I did so we could store up a bit more money—was JEALOUS I decided years later, wore me down!

I finally could not take another step, he openly ridiculed me when I said that I had worked. "YOU WORKED!" That did it!! He did not appreciate my ruining my health in trying to work all hours, back to back, holidays, weekends, raise 4 children with health issues, care for my aging parents, who are both now gone—

I just threw up my hands, and even though it went against every grain in my workaholic body, I informed him that if we couldn't make it on what we had earned, then we would just move to the low income houseing and sell EVERYTHING! Period! It was such a relief to finally get that spit out—-even if it was against my character!
Just know that God will prepare a way for you to cope, it may go against the grain, but there is just so much that a human being can do and tolerate!!
I pray the best for you in your own dilema! For me, it was one of the most difficult times of my life! PRAYERS< PAT R

bucky
bucky 2009-07-21 11:53:33 -0500 Report

Hmm this is kinda weird for the past 6 years i thought i was on SSI an my wife got a SSI reveiw an had to go to a doctor to see if she should still be on SSI, well becoause shes got a shunt he oked her to stay on it so i was wondering when i was gonna be gettin my review, an guess what i just found out like 3 days ago that i was on SSDI. I got hypertryglisesima an DM2 from it. i guess my point is maybe some people are on it an might not even no it cause i didnt for no it for years.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-23 00:25:05 -0500 Report

WHEN YOU ARE ON SSD AN DEPENDING ON YOUR AGE, THEY WILL OR CAN HAVE YOU GO BACK TO A DOC TO CONFERM THE YOU ARE SILL DISABLED. THEY NORMALLY DO IT 2 YEARS AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ON SSD, AN NO CONTACT AFTER THAT.. MY KID HAS BEEN ON IT NOW FOR OVER 6 YEARS AN THEY HAVE ONLY CHECKED ONCE SINCE THEN, THE DOC CONFERMED SHE WAS AN THAT WAS IT…

bucky
bucky 2009-07-23 13:56:19 -0500 Report

ty pat
but i been on it for 6 years now do you think they will ever call on me to go to the doc for a review?

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-25 11:49:59 -0500 Report

THEY GENERALLY ONLY LET IT GO 2 YEARS. THEN AGAIN IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU WERE PUT ON SSD FOR. MINE WAS HYPERTENTION BLOOD PRESSURE.. ANY STRESS MADE MY BP GO UP TO 200 OVER 110. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT COULD BE CLEARED UP THEY WILL CHECK. THATS WHAT I WAS TOLD BY THEM…

bucky
bucky 2009-07-27 16:43:22 -0500 Report

well i have a very sick pencreas had 22 attacks in 6 years just seems that theres worse off people then me hm.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-27 17:28:54 -0500 Report

My husband's pancreas has not worked properly since he was deathly sick in 1987, and takes Prednisone every day to maintain, BUT he does not have diabetis! Why is that?? I don't understand! PR

bucky
bucky 2009-07-28 14:02:01 -0500 Report

maybe its just because hes had fairly mild attacks. Or maybe its the meds that hes on that keeps it producing inslin in any cause hes pretty lucky cause i hear off people diein after just on attack.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-28 17:52:38 -0500 Report

I have no clue, nor did the specialists in Wichita—-drained fluid away from his heart, his kidneys were not producing much, 10 cc in 24 hours, BP 50/30——-they finally shipped him to wichita to the specialists, and of course I was ill in a psych ward in Hutch, so his SISTER SAW FIT to come up and have me sign out so I could worry with the rest of them, I guess—-I was a bit scattered—-but TRIED to make sense and BE THERE for support—He was too weak to work for 6 mos., in fact they didn't know if he could ever work again—-his immune system is LOW< BUT he is actually doing better than he was!! I was the MEAN one and kept insisting that he TRY to do a LITTLE at a time, regain his strength, at least partly!!

Both of us have better health since we are trying to support each other, NOT trying to outdo, or complain the loudest! At first they thought that he had Lupus—-the only thing that helped him was the Prednisone every day. Without it, his kidneys shut down, brown urine, aching joints to the MAX—-and gets a bit psychotic and coming from ME, that was NOT believed until I manage to drag him in so they could see and try to talk to him, themselves!!

Praises be, no Dr has tried to take him off of it for several years, so we have had no upsets for about 3 years- not even a cold!

So we have been blessed!! One can get better, if it is in the CARDS or prayers!!! PR

sdboy777
sdboy777 2009-07-18 22:40:00 -0500 Report

I was put on SSDI/SSI for bipolor and severe depression Recurrent, and also I have Type 2. BUT, I didn't know what it was before I was on it, and while I was in a hospital, these Dr.'s and Social Workers filled out these papers for me and I had to sign them, then later on had in inperson interview at an SSA place, and they contacted me with in 6 months telling that I needed it and got me on interim. Then was permantely approved in a few months later. They went by how horrible things were going over the last several years leading up to that point. So I am sure when they see documented proof as to how horrible things have been for you over the last few years, no matter what the illness, and how it effects employment over the last few years and how it will effect it to extreme limitations or even to can't work at all, then I don't see why you should not be put on SSDI. And there is lots of attorneys out there that are begging to help, but try all the things you can do first and free help first, as those attornies take a healthy chunk of the award on the back pay check. Hope that helps a little. CL

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-19 16:11:13 -0500 Report

THE LAWYERS GET ABOUT 20% OF YOUR BACK PAY. MY KID GOT 32 THOU AN THE LAWYER GOT 8 GRAND OUT OF IT. BUT IT TOOK 3 YEARS. WITH SSD LIKE I SAID BEFORE ITS HOW THE LETTERS ARE WRITTEN. AN THEY MUST SAY THAT YOU CAN NOT WORK ANYMORE IN THEIR TERMS TO IMPRESS THE SSD PEOPLE. THEN MEDICARE KICKS IN HELPS A LOT WITH YOUR MEDS…AN CARE…

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-19 17:57:10 -0500 Report

God Bless you ALL in your search to stay alive in this economy!! You have my BLESSINGS!!!! Pat Roth

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-15 16:01:05 -0500 Report

IF YOU ARE GOING FOR SSD YOU NEED TWO DIFFERANT DOCS TO WRITE A STATEMENT TELLING WHO EVER THAT YOU CAN NOT WORK AGAIN. IF REFUSED BY SSD, THEN YOU FIND A LAWYER THAT DOES THAT TYPE OF LAW.. IT TAKES ABOUT 1 TO 3 YEARS TO GET IT BEFORE A JUDGE. THE NICE PART IS THAT YOU GET ALL THE BACK PAY FROM THE TIME YOU FILED, THE FIRST TIME. AN THE LAWYER GETS HIS FULL PAY AT THAT TIME. ALSO MEDICARE KICKS IN AT THAT TIME. MY KID HAS FIBERMYOLIGY AN IT TOOK 3 YEARS…

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-15 16:19:23 -0500 Report

I FORGOT TO ADD, THAT IN 2000, I HAD HYPERTENTIVE BLOOD PRESURE AN I WAS APPROVED THE FIRST TIME. MY BS AVERAGE WAS AT THAT TIME 160/102/82. NOW WITH ALL THE MEDS IT CLOSE TO NORMAL…140/89/68 HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU IN THE LONG RUN.

alizay45
alizay45 2009-07-15 21:19:13 -0500 Report

I am a 45yr and my neurologist, endo, and kidney doctors all wrote supporting letters but I guess the letters were not detailed enough. I am stage 3 kidney disease, severe neuropathy, frozen shoulder and blood sugars still out of control…I average 250.
My former job required me to stand on my feet most of the day and after nine years I couldnt take it any longer. I am on pain medications now and pretty much spaced out between the neurontin, loratab, blood pressure medicines and water pills..I am however collecting LTD benefits which expire 2/2011. I just received a letter from Social Security stating my attorney (Allsup) has requested an ALJ hearing..I am hoping the date will be before 2/2011.

2catty
2catty 2009-07-15 21:43:24 -0500 Report

I have been turned down twice and I am on a pump and have social anxiety high bp and a long list of other prob. and now I have to hire an attorney. I go on the 23rd of this month to see about fighting for SSI. She said with me on a pump I should of not ever even been turned down in the first place. Plus I have neurapathy too.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-16 00:09:53 -0500 Report

Hopefully this site can help others seek help with expenses and such! The disease is debilitating enough without the financial part tearing one down too! PR

alizay45
alizay45 2009-07-16 01:02:49 -0500 Report

My doctor had suggested me going on the pump last year but I declined maybe I should have agreed to.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-16 00:12:18 -0500 Report

I can not believe some of the run-arounds that the "powers that be" put really ill people through! You have my respect for hanging in there. Best Wishes and courage to ALL! PR

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-18 22:04:49 -0500 Report

WE ALL BETTER HOPE THAT THIS HEALTH CARE BILL DOES NOT BECOME LAW… BECAUSE THE OLDER FOLKS WILL NOT HAVE ANY COVERAGE. LOOK AT BRITTIANS CARE AN YOU WILL NOT LIKE IT.. FOR THE OLDER FOLKS THERE IS NO CARE…

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-18 22:08:55 -0500 Report

Yow, I am a bit ancy as I am not ready to take the nose dive yet, just getting it together and would like to enjoy life for a bit first! PR

Sharyll
Sharyll 2009-07-19 23:14:23 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear of your difficulties!
one yr ago I took myself off metformin and insullin and going with holistic and supplements. For neuropathy, I take alpha lipoic acid 200mg and acetyl L-carnitine 400 mg and am going to add hyaluronic acid. Instead of metformin, I take vanadyl sulfate and am increasing that to about 80 mg/day. Now have to get cholestrol and triglygerides down and will be happy! Best readings are with very little carbs, no "white" (breads, rice, pasta, etc) and exercise (that's my downfall. I also need to find a doctor or holistic in my area to get more info/knowledge. It's bad when feet/legs swell and hurt! Since my regulae Dr couldn't help, I've had to do it on my own and am convinced I'll be better off in the long run. Good luck!

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