it takes forever
Well where to start, in oct of 2007 i was hurt badily on the job, (back) had major surgery in july of 08, (rods harware etc,) the surgey failed. (50+ yrs old), i aplied for ss disabilty in jan of 09. of couse turned down the went if front of the alj in sep of 2010. and denied a 2nd time,( rec,d that notice in dec 2010) appealed to the appeals council (falls church va) jan 2011 i just heard back from them (aug 2012) yes you are reading this right (19 months) and they remanided back to the alj for another hearing. so now i have to go back if front of the alj. will not mention the alj name but dover delawares turn down rate is 1 of the worse in the country and the best part of this is becuase it has been so long if i lose again i WILL NOT be able to reapply again. also just to let you know that the workers comp board found me TOTAL DISABLED a long time ago. even the company doctor has stated that i will never ever be able to do my job EVER again. (utitly construcion) please pardon my spelling.i do feel very sorry for the people who do get hurt and have nothing coming in, i do get 66% of what i made but i still lost a lot of money and still have 100% of my bills when i got hurt. so wish me luck and time will tell. i do understand that some people do apply who can work and try to screw the system but this alj just disregared most of my doctors ( 3 doctors) testimony. i would give everything to be able to go back to work but i just cannot, (use a cane, tens machine pain meds steriod patches) when i had my surgery in july 08 i was suppose to be in the hospital for 3 days, well stayed there for 10 days to to complications. no MORE cutting on me. well that is the jist of my story i could go on and on but that is the nuts and bolts of it. i trluy wish every1 good luck on dealing with social security.