how long did it take before you were approved and recieved your first check? did you get denied at first and have to file an appeal?
i have stage 4 cancer and am clinically depressed. I filed for disability 4 months ago and am desperately needing money. I'm hoping im approved this month because we dont even have the money to pay our rent for next month because i have been out of work all year and we have drained all our savings and have already went through all the money our church gave us after taking up a special offering for us. I need some hope that my disability will go through soon!
Answer by twinmama2009 at 3:03 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by hill2 at 3:07 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by mamaofficer at 3:07 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
SSI can take 3-4 years. They pretty much refuse everyone and make you go through appeals process. When you do get SSI you get all the back money from the date you applied. I'm sorry to say in cases like yours (life-threatening) they are hoping you die before you get through the appeals process. This is very frustrating and doesn't help with depression. Don't count on SSI, I can't stress this enough. No matter how much you believe you deserve SSI and you think they should approve you, don't count on SSI. You need to figure out other ways for you and your family to survive. When you do get SSI everything happen suddenly. The check may even go in yor bank account before you get your letter saying you are getting it. If you need to get a lawyer they usually get paid from your back SSI.
Answer by Gailll at 3:10 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
I think the first person that said 6 weeks for a broken leg may be talking about workmans comp.
Answer by Gailll at 3:13 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by fiatpax at 3:28 PM on Aug. 18, 2010