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Filing For Fdc & Ssdi


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Just wondering if it's better to file one before the other? I'm trying to get everything together but it's a lot to try and do both at the same time. But I will if necessary.

Also, is there a post or something that tells how to put together the papers for fdc? I got a copy of my medical records from va and it's a lot of forms and a lot of irrelevant forms as well.

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Check on E-Benifits. There's a video of how to submit a FDC on line.

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You can start SSDI process on the phone. You need a doctor's statement that you will be disabled for at least one year. It needs to be a complete medical report and not notes. You will also get paperwork where the SSA asks you how disabled you are. Don't lie but don't underestimate your disability when it comes to doing for yourself. If your wife does shopping and housework and you just sit and watch TV then say so. If you can't do a lick of yardwork say so. If you need help dressing, feeding or bathing yourself admit it.

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Thank you silverdollar22 I will check that out.

John999 I have started my application online. The hardest part for me {with dealing with my injuries} has been not underestimating and bring honest. It's hard to admit that I'm not as dependent as I was. It's hard dealing with it but it seems harder to say. I never liked feeling like I was complaining or the thought that people might feel "sorry for me" or treat me different.

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I got a attorney before I filed for SSDI, just because I didn't know what I was in for, they told me to do the phone interview, it was pretty painless, I got all worked up and told the guy to be patient with me because I get frustrated and confused easily, he was very polite, asked me some basic questions, took about 1 hour.

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