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Hello all;

I have been disabled from the VA for about 5 yrs. I have Service connected PTSD and was awarded 70 %. Then in 2004 I was hospitalized for a self mutalation act for 13 days. After that I was granted 100% for Unemployability. Have not worked since late 2004. I applied for SSD in early 2006 and was denied. I have reapplied in Aug 2007 with the Disabiltys Goup to represent me. I have had my Doctor fill out a form from the legal group to offset the SS 15 min Doctor's appointment, with all the facts . I when to a 15 min SSD doctors appointment last week, and was not impressed. He said he had worked with my VA doctor before, was too make me relax ?

Am I on the right track ? Is this winnable ? What can I do to keep the iron in the fire . Sorry to bug you all. Thanks.... for a site for us to come too..... :)

Mitch .............

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Hello all;

I have been disabled from the VA for about 5 yrs. I have Service connected PTSD and was awarded 70 %. Then in 2004 I was hospitalized for a self mutalation act for 13 days. After that I was granted 100% for Unemployability. Have not worked since late 2004. I applied for SSD in early 2006 and was denied. I have reapplied in Aug 2007 with the Disabiltys Goup to represent me. I have had my Doctor fill out a form from the legal group to offset the SS 15 min Doctor's appointment, with all the facts . I when to a 15 min SSD doctors appointment last week, and was not impressed. He said he had worked with my VA doctor before, was too make me relax ?

Am I on the right track ? Is this winnable ? What can I do to keep the iron in the fire . Sorry to bug you all. Thanks.... for a site for us to come too..... :)

Mitch .............

Mitch,

You have a very winnable case. Pick up the telephone and call Social Security yourself.

I did this for my husband and have helped my daughter, and now my brother.

My husband stayed on disability for 4 years and was awarded in 3 months.

My daughter won her case at age 36 for bipolar and now I am helping my brother with Meniere. Social Security has made several contacts with him.

Keep your name high on their list. Remember this is only my opinion, as you should have been granted the first time around. Social Security likes to deny the first time, I think to see how many will come back in and fight for their rights.

You have everything you need to win.

Always,

Josephine

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Did you ask for a copy of your Social Security Evaluation. That would help you a lot. The fact that you are TDIU with VA is a big help.. Social Security works pretty fast and since you are represented I recommend that you just wait cause you should get an answer pretty soon.

So relax and let your Representative work their magic.

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I agree with Pete, I want to add that you may want to also get an Independant medical evaluation from a local doctor. ( Attorneys usually have a list of them they can reccommend)

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Is the SSA fully aware of the VA award of 100%?

Do you mean the ALLSUP disability people are helping you?

They have an excellent SSA track record.

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