Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 14:28

I don't agree with the decision because,i've been diagnosed with all these conditions.I have had all these conditions since before i got out of the military.


In reply to by Lori (not verified)

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:44 Permalink

Hi Lori,

I am sorry to hear that. Sometimes a congressional inquiry can be very beneficial.

Lori (not verified)

In reply to by Eric

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:36 Permalink

What's Congressional inquiry? How do I find it?


In reply to by Lori (not verified)

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 17:01 Permalink

Hi Lori,

A congressional inquiry is a status check of your disability claim conducted by your local senator or representative on your behalf.

To request a congressional inquiry, you will need to contact your local senator or representative’s office to request that he or she look into where your disability claim stands.

shaniqua (not verified)
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:06 Permalink

my daughter is four months old and was born with just one hand. She was just recently denied for disability and I do not agree with it

Calvin (not verified)
Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:20 Permalink

I received an approval letter at the reconsideration level, that stated my onset as 07/01/2017, but in the Appeals Council's decision, dated 03/07/2017; they stated that "If you file a new claim for disability insurance benefits within 6 months after you receive this letter, we can use 01/20/2016, the date you requested for review, as the date of your new claim. The date you file a claim can make the difference in the amount of benefits we can pay." Can anyone give me some clarity on when my true onset date will be?

Mary (not verified)
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:32 Permalink

I received SSI now SS disability perm. Mental health. Now ivslowly progressive physical disability for life. Lesson ed my life quality. Can I receive additional help


In reply to by Mary (not verified)

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:49 Permalink

Hi Mary,
You may want to contact the office in your state that handles supplemental assistance.


In reply to by Mary (not verified)

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:49 Permalink

Hi Mary,
You may want to contact the office in your state that handles supplemental assistance.

Lissy (not verified)
Sun, 02/25/2018 - 07:19 Permalink

If I was denied ssdi initially and then in the reconsideration stage I get approve and I entitled to back pay


In reply to by Lissy (not verified)

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 08:40 Permalink

Hi Lissy,
It's probable that you will, as it usually takes over 10 months to be approved at the reconsideration stage.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:20 Permalink

Can you qualify for Medicaid or Medicare in you draw ssdi


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:06 Permalink

Hi There,

SSDI recipients are eligible for Medicare after two years. For Medicaid, there usually is no waiting period. In most cases, once you are approved you should be enrolled in Medicaid.

Bob (not verified)
Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:28 Permalink

I have my review. The problem is, I never see doctors or receive treatment. I am autistic.

No one takes Medicaid or Medicare. I can't drive. I live in a town of 2,000 people. I don't even think there are any clinics in town.

Also, I am autistic! I can't go out and talk to people. How do they expect me to seek treatment, when my condition prevents it?

But it basically says, the rule is, they will look at my treatment for the past year, and see if I have improved or not.

There is not even treatment for autism!

Yet I am on a 3 year review schedule. That means they hope my condition improves? How? What will happen? What will I do?


In reply to by Bob (not verified)

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:58 Permalink

Hi Bob,

I would recommend speaking with a doctor if you can. The more medical evidence you have of your condition, the better your chances are of winning your claim.

Jeanette (not verified)
Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:20 Permalink

I was denied in July 2017. I did an reconsideration on my ss claim August 2027 and still no answer. I have Congested Heart Failure and RA.


In reply to by Jeanette (not verified)

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:45 Permalink

Hi Jeanette,

I am sorry to hear that. It can be a very long process. I would recommend being pro-active and regularly check the status of your account.

Lawrence P O'Dell (not verified)
Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:27 Permalink

I turned 65 in August 2017, filed for Medicare and received an notice for Overpayment for a Disability Claim in 2005. I filed a request for reconsideration in August 2017, and submitted proof that there was no overpayment (1099 from SSA) I wish to retire this September but cannot without a resolution to this claim. I have worked with the local SSA Office and they have tried to contact the Payment Division for an update. I was given 30 days to pay back 19 thousand Dollars, it has been nearly seven months with no response from SSA. How long will it take? Thanks, Larry


In reply to by Lawrence P O'Dell (not verified)

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Hi Larry,

I really can't say for sure because every office is different. I would check back in a month if you haven't heard anything back before then.

Donald (not verified)
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 00:18 Permalink

I filed for disability in December 2013.I went through the whole process and was denied.I refilled again and now is April 30, 2018, I'm at the reconsideracion level again my health has got worse.How long will it take for me to get a decision from the disability office?I filed my reconsideration in December 2017.I'm stressful and really need help.


In reply to by Donald (not verified)

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:59 Permalink

Hi Donald,

Unfortunately the it is different for every case. If you hired an attorney, they typically find out the decision of your case first. I would contact them and see if they have any updated information.

Denise Johnson (not verified)
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 23:36 Permalink

Hi my son was cut off due to a redetermination.but he still have the same problems he had wen he received ssi.and now even more problems.he has new problems.he suffer from asthma. Failure to thrive.allergies.excema.gastro problems.gerd.refux.and more he has to be put under every 3 months for his eoe .he can't barely eat wit out his throat hurting.stomach pain.and vomiting.and he can't even play wit out coughing.short of breath..he on like 9 different medications.even his teacher said he not going to first grade he gone repeat kindergarten.and he has poor weight gain.she say he very small compared to the other kids in his he has to go to speech therapy.he goes to hospital like 5 or 6 times out a ifiled a reconsideration.wat are his chances of being approved now.he also break out wit hives on almost every thing he eat.the doctor saying they mite have to make him drink the solution he pose to breath.and take him off all wheat and milk and soy


In reply to by Denise Johnson (not verified)

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:56 Permalink

Hi Denise,

That is tough. The more medical evidence (doctor's notes, exam results, bills, etc.) you are able to use to support your claim, the better chance you will have of being approved. Each case is different though. Good luck!

Donald (not verified)
Sun, 04/01/2018 - 18:14 Permalink

I filled for reconsideration in December 2017 is April 2018 and still no answer.Do you know the average waiting period at the reconsideration stage?

Chrisp5000 (not verified)
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:27 Permalink

I requested a reconsideration because I don't agree with the decision. How long should I expect to wait? I want another interview.

Ismael (not verified)
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 14:56 Permalink

I was denied then appealed a week later get form to realease info again does this mean i got approved


In reply to by Ismael (not verified)

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:32 Permalink

Hi Ismael,

The release form will allow the SSA to look at your medical records again for the appeals process. It does not mean that you were approved, but it does mean that the SSA is looking at your appeal and reviewing your information again.

Stacey TV (not verified)
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 08:19 Permalink

Kidney removal 50 years, ago
.cut on abdomen and side. Have no body mass on right side. Hips are uneven, noticeably uneven, spine sticks out and can't sit on certain surfaces because I now sit on tail bone. Have lasting pain now. Can't even sit normally. Most comfortable position is laying on left side propped up on elbow. So long now that elbow is callused. I make jewlrey. All of it made on my bed laying on side only way I am comfortable. Have other issues. Tired of trying to explaining. Gotten worse since I lost 80 lbs caring for mother. Blind then illness. I am not kidding when I say that the only way I am comfortable is on my left side laying down propped up on elbow.

Dee (not verified)
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:04 Permalink

The judge denied both Ssdi Ssi
The letter states I have severe medical illnesses and limitations but i got denied.. also the vocational expert stated there are no jobs I can work ..


In reply to by Dee (not verified)

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:43 Permalink

Hi Dee,

Most people are denied on their initial application. Your denial could have been for technical reasons, and not medical. For SSDI, you need to have enough work credits (earned by paying into Social Security taxes). A general rule of thumb is that if you worked 5 of the last 10 years, you should have enough credits. For SSI you need to be below the income limits. If you are single, you need to have less than $2,000 in assets and if you are married, you need less than $3,000 in assets.

Your denial letter should state why you were denied. You can also appeal the decision by following the instructions in the letter.

Raheem Kirkland (not verified)
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 13:17 Permalink

Online under SSDI it says a medical determination has been made.., but under my ssi (Disability) I have been approved. What does this mean?


In reply to by Raheem Kirkland (not verified)

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 16:47 Permalink

Hi Raheem,

For your SSDI, it sounds like they have made a decision on if you medically qualify but may be deciding if you meet the other qualifications (such as having enough work credits).

For SSI, if it says you have been approved, then you likely were approved for benefits! You should receive a letter in the mail explaining the decision.

Todd (not verified)
Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:42 Permalink

In response to my request for reconsideration, I received the following comment on the SSA site yesterday:

Disability Determination Decision Under Review

Your appeal is currently under review for processing accuracy. Once the review is complete, we will continue processing your appeal.

Can anything be interpreted by the language they are using?

Thank you


In reply to by Todd (not verified)

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:52 Permalink

Hi Todd,

Unfortunately there is nothing that I would interpret based on that. Basically it is just a confirmation that everything has been received and you are starting the process now.

Buffy (not verified)
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 20:48 Permalink

The field office reopened my disability claim from 2016. My question is how often are they approved? And how long does these take? They reopened for good cause. Thank you


In reply to by Buffy (not verified)

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 15:11 Permalink

Hi Buffy,

The time it takes varies on a case by case basis! The approval rate depends on if you still meet the requirements for SSI or SSDI.

William (not verified)
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:58 Permalink

I've been in reconsideration phase now since December 2019. Its almost August 2020 and my status is still processing my reconsideration. With Coronavirus going around, is this normal?


In reply to by William (not verified)

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:21 Permalink

Hi William,

It can take months to hear a decision about your claim. I would continue to monitor your claim incase more information is requested from you.

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