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i am back again this time my wife and i just got back from ssi hearing and i didnt play it smart i took a lawyer with me .

the hearing went real well the judge asked me a mouth full of questions and i answered them just as we went over them , my lawyer and me at his office trying to prepare for it all . as we got to the end of the hearing the judge asked me why i couldnt do my past work and i told him , then he asked the job specialist which jobs fit my skill level and abilities , she told him and i quote there are about 4 sir , then he asked her , " you were sitting here and you heard the testimony of mr livingston and you have seen his medicals records and i ask you once again which of these jobs could he do knowing his medical condition, she said its my professional opinion that knowing mr livingstons condition and looking at his records and listening to his testimony he cant do any of his past jobs my lawyer nearly fainted and looked at me and then he had to ask her that question once again she said yes i did say that its my professional opinion that mr livingston cant do any of his past work with or in his present medical condition . the judge said mr livingston i will have to look over your records once more but were done here thank you and have an nice day you can go my lawyer stayed behind shaking hands , short of firing up stoggies .

now my question is after all of this i am just as lost i dont know what i just won or if i did win , nor do i know what amount if any did i win if any , the only thing i know is my lawyer told my wife and i he never had a case where a specialist just come right out and said there is no way he or she can do any of his past jobs , he told us he usally has to drag it out of them or they just say the opposit ..

i applied for ssi disability and i am married with a 13 year old dependant and i applied for this in 2004 they approved me for social security but told me i didnt have enough credit in to draw it so i was told to apply for ssi which is what i did and from that date to this one we have been waiting just to end it yesterday ..

can anyone who has been through this please advise me as to what to look for next or what to not look for

and what amount am i looking at any advice would be greatly appreciated and thank you all for being there an praying for my wife and i we love you guys and pray for you all aswell godbless

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My take is that it sounds like it went really well for you. In my case it was not a job specialist. Social Security had a doctor come to the hearing to advise the court. I brought some doctors reports with me that had not been submitted previously.

The judge asked the doctor what he thought after hearing what I said in court. The doctor informed the judge that I had given him reports prior to the hearing that he also reviewed. The doctor said "He cannot work". The judge said lets go home. We are done. The award was fully favorable and I got my SSI.

When I went to workers comp the judge and my lawyer scheduled a golf game the following weekend while I was sitting in the court waiting to get my case started.

They determined that I was unable to work at the time I filed so the back pay went back to the filing date. The attorney received his payment from the back pay. At the time I went through the max for the attorney was $2000.00.

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Your hearing sounds like it went just as my father's did except they didn't have a job specialist there for him. He had to wait several months for the paperwork to work its way through social social security offices but he finally got back pay for the entire time he'd been waiting for them to acknowledge his inability to work.

Did they take your banking information? The payments will all be direct-deposited.

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Your hearing sounds like it went just as my father's did except they didn't have a job specialist there for him. He had to wait several months for the paperwork to work its way through social social security offices but he finally got back pay for the entire time he'd been waiting for them to acknowledge his inability to work.

Did they take your banking information? The payments will all be direct-deposited.

hello and thanks for your reply ,

they didnt take my info i am assuming they have it already they send my wifes disability direct deposit .

one would only assume they would do the same with mine using the same info .

just to show you how bakward these people are they sent her a letter just a few days ago telling her that her medicaid had been stopped and any other aid she was getting was also terminated .

she got a letter in the mail today saying just he opposit go figure .she told me its just them trying to get the info for my claim straight or in the system .

yet when we called them at the office there want anyone ther who could tell us why her medicade had been stopped or suddenly restarted ..

i call the office to find out whats going on with my hearing or the status , i was told the judge made his ruling the very same day. but they cant tell me what it was over the phone.

i call my idiot attourney and he tells me to call them..one of the reps from social security told my wife and i that they would be going back to 2003 . at present i dont know what to believe , i am just as lost and it seems i cant get a straigt answer from anyone . thanks again friend for your reply to my post and i am so happy things went well for your family member god bless you and keep you all safe

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I think you were wise to take a lawyer to the hearing. Its sounds pretty positive but you will have to wait and see. It usually does not take long less than 4 weeks to hear back.

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Sounds like you Won to me. My ALJ SSA Disability hearing was done without Job Person. Judge did that part. He also stated I could not work and would approve.

2 March - Hearing

3 May - Letter from ALJ

3 July - Money in Bank

2002 it happened in.


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