View Full Version : Halt on processing Appeals
08-26-2006, 02:49 PM
Hi everyone and welcome back or welcome to Braintalk!
I interested in knowing how many of you got your appeal stopped because of the nationwide temporary halt on processing them. (States that are running efficiently were allowed to keep going. States in a mess were told to stop processing appeals until their new stuff was current.)
I'm in Nevada and because of Las Vegas, my state is swamped probably until October. So I was just wondering if I have anyone to share my pain with! :o
From what I have read in late March the SSA announced some new regulations. They hope that the new process will shorten the time it takes for obviously disabled people to receive benefits sooner. The faster process would hopefully resolve cases within 20 days. And there are other things. This is just what I have read. I'm not involved in it but maybe this is something you can check out. Hope this helps.
08-26-2006, 10:58 PM
All of the new regs sound wonderful but it doesn't mean that their approval rate at the first step will improve. We can only hope.
In the meantime, thousands of people like me, who have already been waiting for a year or longer, are stuck in the 2nd stage or "the soon to be gone" Appeals Process. Why didn't they start will clearing out the oldest first instead of the new files?? Answer: Because it was easier.
If anyone else is stuck in the Appeals Process, you have my sympathy.
Just a thought. Have you tried the site:
http://www.disabilitysecrets.com I'm not sure if it would help at all and perhaps you are familiar with it already.
09-04-2006, 06:21 PM
Hi Nancy, I have already had my second denial and am waiting for a hearing.
I just had an app. with my lawyer Fri. and he said that my hearing date should be coming up REAL SOON and that it looks real good, I should hope as I have been trying now for 3 yrs this pass June..
I wish you the best of luck and hope that you are able to get approval soon, I'm trying hard not to get my hopes up that mine will be settled soon, it's hard not to when you need the money so bad!!!
By the way I'm in Ohio.
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