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Ssa Is Taking A Lesson From Va


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Well we called SSA today to see what was happening on my husbands SSDI application. It's been 7 months since he applied for SSDI. Two months ago they sent him to a SS mental exam and 4 weeks ago he had a physical exam with the SSA internist.

The SS mental shrink diagnosed him with chronic PTSD and major depressive disorder moderate, psychosocial stressors severe. Gave him a GAF for the past year at 65, and a current GAF at 55.

When the doctor was at the end of the medical exam, the internist said to my husband, "you're not able to work". The staff at the doctors office said the report would be in to SSA within 10 days. We are trying to get a copy of the report from SSA, they will only send it to our attorney or to a PCP, not my husband.

Well we called the SSA claims determination unit today about the SSDI claim. My husbands claims examiner was changed to a new person, we were not notified of this. The new claims person was not in today of course, so we ended up with her assistqant. The assitant said she was waiting for records from one of the VA medical centers for his psych evaluation. My husband never went to that center for psych. Why is the SSA waiting for a VA doc when they have an opinion from their own SSA doc? Also they are waiting for records that don't even exist. Where are they getting their information about who my husband is seeing in the VA? Then they said they needed some other treatment records and I stated that the attorney sent them over 6 weeks ago. So, she looked in the file and did find the records from the attorney.

AM I MISTAKEN, OR ARE THE VA AND SSA IN THIS TOGETHER??

This is so frustrating. Going on eight months and no income, selling home, selling assets, have to move, this stinks big time, all because people can't do their job and there is no PENALTY for not doing it. I should be so lucky to have a job like these people. What a bunch of cr@pola. B)

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Jan:

Believe me SS works a lot faster than VA. Keep calling and explain that they can wait till the end of time for something that is not there. Maybe you can request them to rate with the records that they have something many have to use with VA.

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Jangrin,

IMHO you need to build a fire under your attorneys ass and get him into the loop and get this resolved. If he stated that he sent then information, then he should have done so. Second, case workers at a DDS are usually new employees and is one of the lower paying jobs in their units. If you must call the next time request to speak to a supervisor and get the information across to them about your case.

Third, write a letter to the case worker stating that records they are seeking are from a place that you never received treatment and to null and void that request. It would not hurt to inform them again of the places where record should have been obtained.

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Then, call your US Senator's office, ask to speak to whomever handles the SSA problems for the Senator. Tell this person that you are having to sell your home and possessions due to the lack of performance of the SSA. If you have any letters from you mortgage company threatening to forclose, ect., FAX them a copy.

You will be surprised how soon this will get taken care of.

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