|aecurtis ||27 Jan 2011 1:53 p.m. PST|
Just finished the telephone interview for the missus to apply for Social Security disability.
They say to plan on it taking an hour. Ours lasted one hour and fifty-four minutes--and I had her information all at my fingertips.
|Top Gun Ace ||27 Jan 2011 2:20 p.m. PST|
My mom had to get a lawyer to get her disability put into place, since they like to deny coverage.
Best of luck with that, for you and your wife.
I hope she is doing better.
|kyotebluer than blue ||27 Jan 2011 3:22 p.m. PST|
When dealing with SS always pack a lunch. Good luck Allen and our best to your wife.
|aecurtis ||27 Jan 2011 3:32 p.m. PST|
I'm sensing they're not likely to deny this the first go-round. I asked if they needed a specific diagnosis of a terminal condition (we haven't been told directly that it is, but we get these disturbing little hints), and the SSA agent said that would expedite it, but that they were likely to expedite this claim anyway, based on the information we provided.
I don't really know what to think. We're just taking this a day at a time, keeping Nancy comfortable, and hopefully keeping me sane. Well, considering
Thanks for the good wishes!
|The Dozing Dragon||27 Jan 2011 3:48 p.m. PST|
Best wishes. Never a happy situation and having to deal with bureaucracy doesn't help.
| John the OFM ||27 Jan 2011 5:32 p.m. PST|
Allen, you have had extensive experience dealing with Da Gubmint, so none of this will come as a shock. Good luck!
|aecurtis ||27 Jan 2011 6:26 p.m. PST|
Twenty-three years in the Army, both military and civil service; one with the IRS. And Nancy a logistics technician for nineteen years with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Defense Logistics Agency; then eight years with two defense contractors, doing the same thing. Yep. Files: we haz dem. Paperwork: we duz it gud.
I told the lady I could bring over the medical records from 2008 onward, and that they constituted five patient files (the heavy carboard ones with two-prong fasteners attached inside to each of four or five sections; each file about an inch and a half thick by now (2009, the year of broken ankle and broken leg, got *two* files).
She almost audibly paled over the phone and said they should be able to get everything they need from the doctors, but thanks very much. Heh.
|Cacique Caribe||27 Jan 2011 7:00 p.m. PST|
All the best, Allen. The very, very best.
|aecurtis ||27 Jan 2011 7:22 p.m. PST|
One day at a time, Dan. I appreciate what you're going through, too, and wish the best for you and your mum.
|Toshach ||27 Jan 2011 8:40 p.m. PST|
If your wife's Docs say she should be on disability/SS then it's likely she will be approved. So hang in there, and best of luck.
|galvinm ||27 Jan 2011 8:52 p.m. PST|
Still have you and Nancy in our prayers, Allen.
Be sure to look after yourself. You won't be any good to the missus if you go down with something.
Take care, my friend.
|Ed Mohrmann ||28 Jan 2011 3:22 a.m. PST|
My wife is just starting down that road (SSA) Allen.
I weighed her case files (yep, fileS) – they come in at
just over 12 pounds
she took 'em to the SSA office
yesterday and got the same response ('whatever we need,
we can get from your doctors