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Social Security Disability Insurance claims delayed

There are 59 comments on the Democrat & Chronicle story from Apr 12, 2010, titled Social Security Disability Insurance claims delayed. In it, Democrat & Chronicle reports that:

Rochester and other western New York residents who file for Social Security Disability Insurance continue to play a waiting game.

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JKB

Phelps, NY

#1 Apr 12, 2010
I have not been able to work in about 2 years I have applied for DISABILITY and have been told that I do NOT qualify even though the SSI / STD doctor only spent all of 2 minutes with me and knowing NOTHING OF MY MEDICAL where as MY PERSONAL DOCTOR STATES I AM UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO.... multiple herniated disks, bulging disks along with compressed disks through out my spine along with my hip joint being tipped out of line. I am not able to financially care for myself I have no form of income I have been informed by social services that I am not allowed services from them to help pay my share of rent or bills while I am waiting for SSI due to the fact that I reside in the same household as my long term boyfriend and the father of my son so HE is to be held financially responsible for me just because we have a child together and actually still together as a couple so SOCIAL SERVICES HAS DECLARED THAT HE IS TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF even though we are NOT married, and even though before I got hurt there were 2 FULL TIME PAYCHECKS COMING INTO OUR HOME AND THEN WE WERE BARELY SURVIVING. Since I got hurt and I have been waiting on SSI / SSD to help ME we have LOST OUR HOME THAT WE OWNED.
Now I know I'm not the only one out here but I was hoping and wondering if someone please tell those of us that are out here that are waiting, WHY, WHY are we being made to wait for so long? If it was to be one of the law judges that handles these hearings that takes FOREVER to get to us or one of these 2 minute doctors that denies us, or one of the others that's some wheres else in there that makes it take SO long for those of us to get the HELP we need if any of you were in our position I bet you would be screaming just like we do now. Not only that but I can bet that it would NEVER take very long for an answer or for help to be received much less a decent amount to be allowed to live on once those who control it now if they were placed on the side of those in the need of it.
JKB

Phelps, NY

#2 Apr 12, 2010
I just realized the (lmao type-o) the SSI / STD doctor..... i sliced my finger earlier it honestly was / is supposed to be SSI / SSD DOCTOR LOL

HOPE THE LAUGH WAS A FUN ONE BUT PLEASE DO READ THE REST
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND FOR YOUR READING

I have not been able to work in about 2 years I have applied for DISABILITY and have been told that I do NOT qualify even though the SSI / STD doctor only spent all of 2 minutes with me and knowing NOTHING OF MY MEDICAL where as MY PERSONAL DOCTOR STATES I AM UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO....
cyrus

Buffalo, NY

#3 Apr 12, 2010
Well if your able to pay for internet service,things cant be all that dire. Also why wouldnt the father of the child be responsible for paying for his own kid. Are you suggesting the rest of us pay for you because you hurt your back and its not fair to him. Tell him to get another part-time job, you get work were your back wont be an issue, and get your priorities straight. No more hand outs.
SSD Paralegal

Lancaster, NY

#4 Apr 13, 2010
JKB wrote:
I have not been able to work in about 2 years I have applied for DISABILITY and have been told that I do NOT qualify even though the SSI / STD doctor only spent all of 2 minutes with me and knowing NOTHING OF MY MEDICAL where as MY PERSONAL DOCTOR STATES I AM UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO.... multiple herniated disks, bulging disks along with compressed disks through out my spine along with my hip joint being tipped out of line. I am not able to financially care for myself I have no form of income I have been informed by social services that I am not allowed services from them to help pay my share of rent or bills while I am waiting for SSI due to the fact that I reside in the same household as my long term boyfriend and the father of my son so HE is to be held financially responsible for me just because we have a child together and actually still together as a couple so SOCIAL SERVICES HAS DECLARED THAT HE IS TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF even though we are NOT married, and even though before I got hurt there were 2 FULL TIME PAYCHECKS COMING INTO OUR HOME AND THEN WE WERE BARELY SURVIVING. Since I got hurt and I have been waiting on SSI / SSD to help ME we have LOST OUR HOME THAT WE OWNED.
Now I know I'm not the only one out here but I was hoping and wondering if someone please tell those of us that are out here that are waiting, WHY, WHY are we being made to wait for so long? If it was to be one of the law judges that handles these hearings that takes FOREVER to get to us or one of these 2 minute doctors that denies us, or one of the others that's some wheres else in there that makes it take SO long for those of us to get the HELP we need if any of you were in our position I bet you would be screaming just like we do now. Not only that but I can bet that it would NEVER take very long for an answer or for help to be received much less a decent amount to be allowed to live on once those who control it now if they were placed on the side of those in the need of it.
1. SSI-Supplemental Security Income is based on total household income. All income is taken into account whether you are married or not. Even if you had a 16 year old child working, their income would come into play. Those are just the rules-unfortunately.

2. IME doctors, thats the doc SSD sent you too...the typical exam only lasts about 10 minutes and always ends up in a denial. Now is the time you seek an attorney for further appeal.

3. The only way that you are truly going to get approved for anything is this. You need to have full doctor support stating that you are totally 100% unable to work. Without your case is useless. You have to have been out of work at least 6 months or more and not expected to be able to return to work for at least another year. If any of these factors dont apply to you, you are not going to get approved for anything.

there is a huge difference between SSI and SSD. SSI is a for people who are unable to work because of injury/disability and have no work history and have not paid social security taxes. SSD is for people who have a solid work history and have become disabled due to injury illness etc hand have paid into the medicare and social security system. Huge difference between the two.

scorpio3

“Get out of MY country!!”

Since: Feb 10

HopBotton in Pennsyltucky....

#5 Apr 14, 2010
SSD Paralegal wrote:
<quoted text>
there is a huge difference between SSI and SSD. SSI is a for people who are unable to work because of injury/disability and have no work history and have not paid social security taxes. SSD is for people who have a solid work history and have become disabled due to injury illness etc hand have paid into the medicare and social security system. Huge difference between the two.
IF they never paid into SS, How is it that they can collect anything from Social Security anyway??!!
Tommy D

Lockport, NY

#6 Apr 14, 2010
JKB wrote:
I have not been able to work in about 2 years I have applied for DISABILITY and have been told that I do NOT qualify even though the SSI / STD doctor only spent all of 2 minutes with me and knowing NOTHING OF MY MEDICAL where as MY PERSONAL DOCTOR STATES I AM UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO.... multiple herniated disks, bulging disks along with compressed disks through out my spine along with my hip joint being tipped out of line. I am not able to financially care for myself I have no form of income I have been informed by social services that I am not allowed services from them to help pay my share of rent or bills while I am waiting for SSI due to the fact that I reside in the same household as my long term boyfriend and the father of my son so HE is to be held financially responsible for me just because we have a child together and actually still together as a couple so SOCIAL SERVICES HAS DECLARED THAT HE IS TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF even though we are NOT married, and even though before I got hurt there were 2 FULL TIME PAYCHECKS COMING INTO OUR HOME AND THEN WE WERE BARELY SURVIVING. Since I got hurt and I have been waiting on SSI / SSD to help ME we have LOST OUR HOME THAT WE OWNED.
Now I know I'm not the only one out here but I was hoping and wondering if someone please tell those of us that are out here that are waiting, WHY, WHY are we being made to wait for so long? If it was to be one of the law judges that handles these hearings that takes FOREVER to get to us or one of these 2 minute doctors that denies us, or one of the others that's some wheres else in there that makes it take SO long for those of us to get the HELP we need if any of you were in our position I bet you would be screaming just like we do now. Not only that but I can bet that it would NEVER take very long for an answer or for help to be received much less a decent amount to be allowed to live on once those who control it now if they were placed on the side of those in the need of it.
contact me; i'll give you the down low on disability check collecting
Manual LaBore

Grand Island, FL

#7 Apr 14, 2010
You need a good lawyer and a good work record. If you have an honest claim you will get what is coming to you. There are a lot of dead beats, bad work reords, they will not fool the examiners or doctors.
anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#8 Apr 14, 2010
I had a stroke 5 yrs. ago. I worked 10 yrs. before hand. They told me I was disabled for only 6 months after the stroke. HA!! It took me over a full yr. to recover b/c I was paralyzed for a short time and could not even drive. I was in PT and OT for a long time as well to regain my strength back.

I had to obtain an attorney well versed in disability as all of my doctors told me that I can never work again due to side effects from my stroke and other problems. It took me 2 whole years until I could get my case heard before a law judge. I did win it on my 2nd try BUT be warned, SSD will send you forms while you are waiting that are reworded to trick you. Make sure you make copies of EVERYTHING and then when you get more forms from them, just recopy what you wrote the first time. They don't want to pay you what you put into the system. It is there for a reason--in case you get seriously ill and can no longer work. They will make you work for your money .

You will need to get a good lawyer as in most cases, they do deny the original claims.(sigh)
Manual LaBore

Grand Island, FL

#9 Apr 14, 2010
cyrus wrote:
Well if your able to pay for internet service,things cant be all that dire. Also why wouldnt the father of the child be responsible for paying for his own kid. Are you suggesting the rest of us pay for you because you hurt your back and its not fair to him. Tell him to get another part-time job, you get work were your back wont be an issue, and get your priorities straight. No more hand outs.
Agreed, back and neck is the biggest scam there is with Social Security and personal injury lawyers. 95% bullshit, no offense.
Manual LaBore

Grand Island, FL

#10 Apr 14, 2010
JKB wrote:
I have not been able to work in about 2 years I have applied for DISABILITY and have been told that I do NOT qualify even though the SSI / STD doctor only spent all of 2 minutes with me and knowing NOTHING OF MY MEDICAL where as MY PERSONAL DOCTOR STATES I AM UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO.... multiple herniated disks, bulging disks along with compressed disks through out my spine along with my hip joint being tipped out of line. I am not able to financially care for myself I have no form of income I have been informed by social services that I am not allowed services from them to help pay my share of rent or bills while I am waiting for SSI due to the fact that I reside in the same household as my long term boyfriend and the father of my son so HE is to be held financially responsible for me just because we have a child together and actually still together as a couple so SOCIAL SERVICES HAS DECLARED THAT HE IS TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF even though we are NOT married, and even though before I got hurt there were 2 FULL TIME PAYCHECKS COMING INTO OUR HOME AND THEN WE WERE BARELY SURVIVING. Since I got hurt and I have been waiting on SSI / SSD to help ME we have LOST OUR HOME THAT WE OWNED.
Now I know I'm not the only one out here but I was hoping and wondering if someone please tell those of us that are out here that are waiting, WHY, WHY are we being made to wait for so long? If it was to be one of the law judges that handles these hearings that takes FOREVER to get to us or one of these 2 minute doctors that denies us, or one of the others that's some wheres else in there that makes it take SO long for those of us to get the HELP we need if any of you were in our position I bet you would be screaming just like we do now. Not only that but I can bet that it would NEVER take very long for an answer or for help to be received much less a decent amount to be allowed to live on once those who control it now if they were placed on the side of those in the need of it.
If you have not recieved it by now you will not get it. Try going back to work, maybe some Advil and a back brace. If you and your man got jobs that pay $10.00 an hour that is over $40,000 a year. You might still be able to get ome public assistance from your church or the county/state. I feel for you but there are so many folks out there with their hand out disability is reserved for the people that are the most severe cases. Most back and neck cases are BS and if you have a Chiropractor as an advocate rather than a real doctor, MD, you are totally screwed. Bottom line, get a job like the rest of us. I wish you well.
JKB

Naples, NY

#11 Jun 1, 2010
cyrus wrote:
Well if your able to pay for internet service,things cant be all that dire. Also why wouldnt the father of the child be responsible for paying for his own kid. Are you suggesting the rest of us pay for you because you hurt your back and its not fair to him. Tell him to get another part-time job, you get work were your back wont be an issue, and get your priorities straight. No more hand outs.
**** Just an FYI since you think you know everything 1st off internet doesn't cost much and my child's father pays for that also my child's father does support his kid and I WAS NOT / AM NOT suggesting that the "rest of you" AS YOU PUT IT pay for me due to my back & hip injury.
I have worked my whole life have earned my own money from the time I was 10 yrs of age started doing work in my neighbors yards making that $5 a day doing it and busted butt doing so.
I have worked HARD for myself have paid for myself taken care of myself and have paid into the system on the books since I was 15yrs of age. I have NEVER cried poverty NOR have I ever been on social services collecting monthly unearned income just to collect it.
Prior to injuring my back & hip 2 years ago I worked a minimum of 40 hours a week most times 60 hours a week 5 to 6 days a week. I am on a pain med and NO I DO NOT POP PILLS I AM ON A MEDICATED PAIN PATCH JUST TO TOLERATE ANY FORM OF MOVEMENT AND NO MY CHILD'S FATHER DOES NOT NEED TO GET A 2ND OR 3RD JOB TO SUPPORT ME. AS FOR ME WORKING TRUST ME IF I COULD WORK / COULD HANDLE ANY FORM OF WORK I WOULD BE WORKING I CAN BARELY STAND FOR NO MORE THEN 15/ 20 MINUTES AT A TIME I CAN BARELY SIT FOR 15 / 20 MINUTES AT A TIME WALKING IS NOT AN OPTION FOR ME UNLESS I HAVE SOMETHING TO HOLD ONTO. BEFORE I GOT HURT I WORKED 5 TO 6 DAYS A WEEK MINIMUM OF 40 60 60 HOURS A WEEK, WALKED A MINIMUM OF 10 MILES A DAY AND WORKED OUT AT THE GYM 6 DAYS A WEEK FOR A MINIMUM OF 90 MINUTES AT A TIME. SO WHY DON'T YOU GET OFF YOUR OWN HIGH HORSE AND ACCEPT THAT JUST MAYBE NOT EVERYONE OUT HERE IS JUST OUT TO SCREW EVERYTHING OVER OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SSI / SSD MUCH LESS DSS THERE ARE ACTUALLY THOSE OF US OUT HERE THAT CAN'T WORK DUE TO INJURY YOU HAVE NO IDEA AS TO JUST WHAT EXACTLY IS WRONG WITH ME.
Im on to you

Buffalo, NY

#12 Jun 1, 2010
JKB wrote:
<quoted text>
**** Just an FYI since you think you know everything 1st off internet doesn't cost much and my child's father pays for that also my child's father does support his kid and I WAS NOT / AM NOT suggesting that the "rest of you" AS YOU PUT IT pay for me due to my back & hip injury.
I have worked my whole life have earned my own money from the time I was 10 yrs of age started doing work in my neighbors yards making that $5 a day doing it and busted butt doing so.
I have worked HARD for myself have paid for myself taken care of myself and have paid into the system on the books since I was 15yrs of age. I have NEVER cried poverty NOR have I ever been on social services collecting monthly unearned income just to collect it.
Prior to injuring my back & hip 2 years ago I worked a minimum of 40 hours a week most times 60 hours a week 5 to 6 days a week. I am on a pain med and NO I DO NOT POP PILLS I AM ON A MEDICATED PAIN PATCH JUST TO TOLERATE ANY FORM OF MOVEMENT AND NO MY CHILD'S FATHER DOES NOT NEED TO GET A 2ND OR 3RD JOB TO SUPPORT ME. AS FOR ME WORKING TRUST ME IF I COULD WORK / COULD HANDLE ANY FORM OF WORK I WOULD BE WORKING I CAN BARELY STAND FOR NO MORE THEN 15/ 20 MINUTES AT A TIME I CAN BARELY SIT FOR 15 / 20 MINUTES AT A TIME WALKING IS NOT AN OPTION FOR ME UNLESS I HAVE SOMETHING TO HOLD ONTO. BEFORE I GOT HURT I WORKED 5 TO 6 DAYS A WEEK MINIMUM OF 40 60 60 HOURS A WEEK, WALKED A MINIMUM OF 10 MILES A DAY AND WORKED OUT AT THE GYM 6 DAYS A WEEK FOR A MINIMUM OF 90 MINUTES AT A TIME. SO WHY DON'T YOU GET OFF YOUR OWN HIGH HORSE AND ACCEPT THAT JUST MAYBE NOT EVERYONE OUT HERE IS JUST OUT TO SCREW EVERYTHING OVER OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SSI / SSD MUCH LESS DSS THERE ARE ACTUALLY THOSE OF US OUT HERE THAT CAN'T WORK DUE TO INJURY YOU HAVE NO IDEA AS TO JUST WHAT EXACTLY IS WRONG WITH ME.
Listen dead beat, just because you put it all in caps doesnt make your story more convincing. Get off the computer and look for work. And why doesnt your childs father need to get a second job to support you? are you suggesting that the rest of us need to support you?
Hillbilly

Cleburne, TX

#13 Jun 1, 2010
JKB wrote:
I have not been able to work in about 2 years I have applied for DISABILITY and have been told that I do NOT qualify even though the SSI / STD doctor only spent all of 2 minutes with me and knowing NOTHING OF MY MEDICAL where as MY PERSONAL DOCTOR STATES I AM UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO.... multiple herniated disks, bulging disks along with compressed disks through out my spine along with my hip joint being tipped out of line. I am not able to financially care for myself I have no form of income I have been informed by social services that I am not allowed services from them to help pay my share of rent or bills while I am waiting for SSI due to the fact that I reside in the same household as my long term boyfriend and the father of my son so HE is to be held financially responsible for me just because we have a child together and actually still together as a couple so SOCIAL SERVICES HAS DECLARED THAT HE IS TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF even though we are NOT married, and even though before I got hurt there were 2 FULL TIME PAYCHECKS COMING INTO OUR HOME AND THEN WE WERE BARELY SURVIVING. Since I got hurt and I have been waiting on SSI / SSD to help ME we have LOST OUR HOME THAT WE OWNED.
Now I know I'm not the only one out here but I was hoping and wondering if someone please tell those of us that are out here that are waiting, WHY, WHY are we being made to wait for so long? If it was to be one of the law judges that handles these hearings that takes FOREVER to get to us or one of these 2 minute doctors that denies us, or one of the others that's some wheres else in there that makes it take SO long for those of us to get the HELP we need if any of you were in our position I bet you would be screaming just like we do now. Not only that but I can bet that it would NEVER take very long for an answer or for help to be received much less a decent amount to be allowed to live on once those who control it now if they were placed on the side of those in the need of it.
They denied you??? try speaking spanish,it seems to work at the Dunkirk SS office
Dewey

Clockville, NY

#14 Jun 1, 2010
JKB wrote:
I have not been able to work in about 2 years I have applied for DISABILITY and have been told that I do NOT qualify even though the SSI / STD doctor only spent all of 2 minutes with me and knowing NOTHING OF MY MEDICAL where as MY PERSONAL DOCTOR STATES I AM UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO.... multiple herniated disks, bulging disks along with compressed disks through out my spine along with my hip joint being tipped out of line. I am not able to financially care for myself I have no form of income I have been informed by social services that I am not allowed services from them to help pay my share of rent or bills while I am waiting for SSI due to the fact that I reside in the same household as my long term boyfriend and the father of my son so HE is to be held financially responsible for me just because we have a child together and actually still together as a couple so SOCIAL SERVICES HAS DECLARED THAT HE IS TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF even though we are NOT married, and even though before I got hurt there were 2 FULL TIME PAYCHECKS COMING INTO OUR HOME AND THEN WE WERE BARELY SURVIVING. Since I got hurt and I have been waiting on SSI / SSD to help ME we have LOST OUR HOME THAT WE OWNED.
Now I know I'm not the only one out here but I was hoping and wondering if someone please tell those of us that are out here that are waiting, WHY, WHY are we being made to wait for so long? If it was to be one of the law judges that handles these hearings that takes FOREVER to get to us or one of these 2 minute doctors that denies us, or one of the others that's some wheres else in there that makes it take SO long for those of us to get the HELP we need if any of you were in our position I bet you would be screaming just like we do now. Not only that but I can bet that it would NEVER take very long for an answer or for help to be received much less a decent amount to be allowed to live on once those who control it now if they were placed on the side of those in the need of it.
My advice to you, is deal with the harsh reality that you must return to work even if it's at a desk somewhere. I mean don't just sit there whining and suffering financially. Do something.
Dewey

Clockville, NY

#15 Jun 1, 2010
I'm not being mean or anything. I'm just being a realist. Go to work. If you can type, then do a desk job typing for a paycheck. Again I'm not trying to be nasty, simply keeping it real!
Mutant Polish Whackjob

North Tonawanda, NY

#16 Jun 1, 2010
I get my disability checks AND free healthcare from the Government.

Try speaking with a Polish accent and act real crazy.
It worked for me.
Dewey

Clockville, NY

#17 Jun 1, 2010
Mutant Polish Whackjob wrote:
I get my disability checks AND free healthcare from the Government.
Try speaking with a Polish accent and act real crazy.
It worked for me.
So in other words, your saying the Gobberment will only help foreigners? Or at least help them first.

“DC Police Complaint #T14002751”

Since: Nov 08

Swift Water,NY

#18 Jun 3, 2010
Over THREE DOZEN social security numbers connected to Obama.
I understand

Lake Placid, NY

#19 Jun 3, 2010
JKB wrote:
I have not been able to work in about 2 years I have applied for DISABILITY and have been told that I do NOT qualify even though the SSI / STD doctor only spent all of 2 minutes with me and knowing NOTHING OF MY MEDICAL where as MY PERSONAL DOCTOR STATES I AM UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO.... multiple herniated disks, bulging disks along with compressed disks through out my spine along with my hip joint being tipped out of line. I am not able to financially care for myself I have no form of income I have been informed by social services that I am not allowed services from them to help pay my share of rent or bills while I am waiting for SSI due to the fact that I reside in the same household as my long term boyfriend and the father of my son so HE is to be held financially responsible for me just because we have a child together and actually still together as a couple so SOCIAL SERVICES HAS DECLARED THAT HE IS TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF even though we are NOT married, and even though before I got hurt there were 2 FULL TIME PAYCHECKS COMING INTO OUR HOME AND THEN WE WERE BARELY SURVIVING. Since I got hurt and I have been waiting on SSI / SSD to help ME we have LOST OUR HOME THAT WE OWNED.
Now I know I'm not the only one out here but I was hoping and wondering if someone please tell those of us that are out here that are waiting, WHY, WHY are we being made to wait for so long? If it was to be one of the law judges that handles these hearings that takes FOREVER to get to us or one of these 2 minute doctors that denies us, or one of the others that's some wheres else in there that makes it take SO long for those of us to get the HELP we need if any of you were in our position I bet you would be screaming just like we do now. Not only that but I can bet that it would NEVER take very long for an answer or for help to be received much less a decent amount to be allowed to live on once those who control it now if they were placed on the side of those in the need of it.
I know what youre goin thru, I waited over 3 yrs, same diagnosis. Thing is after the 3 yrs passed I was so affected by the constant pain and worry of never having enough income that I was diagnosed with severe major depressive disorder and anxiety. These new problems actually helped me get my disability coverage. You literally have to hit ROCK BOTTOM before you can get help. Im sorry but its true.
Wrong thread dude

Lake Placid, NY

#20 Jun 3, 2010
Robert Laity wrote:
Over THREE DOZEN social security numbers connected to Obama.
Dude where were you in 2001 when Bush had the Bin Ladens flown out of the US when no other flights were going nowhere? Focus on prosicuting Bush for 9/11 first.

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