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Success at Disability Hearing!

Discussion in 'Finances, Work, and Disability' started by Ema, May 15, 2012.

  1. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    After 3 years of applying and waiting, I had my hearing today with the Administrative Law Judge for SSDI. The judge ruled in my favor on the spot (which almost never happens according to my lawyer) and found that my CFS and other related conditions rendered me completely disabled.

    I just wanted to post and share my success because I know too often we only read the horror stories (and the process for SSDI is truly so difficult). Here's to the ALJ who "got" CFS and hopefully more like him will sit on the bench moving forward...
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  2. Mark

    Mark Acting CEO

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    Whoop! Congratulations Ema! :)
  3. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    Excellent, good for you for not giving up!
  4. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    That must be a relief. Hopefully you'll be able to get on with something more pleasant now that this is out of the way.
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    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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  6. hixxy

    hixxy Woof woof

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    Congratulations! Thank god applying for disability is a lot easier in Australia!
  7. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Congratulations, it sounds such a nightmare system over there with having to wait as long as that.

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