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Old 10-30-2018, 08:26 PM #1
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Arrow Disability questions (SSDI & SSI)

I知 currently dealing with an appeal for my disability claim. I was denied then I got a lawyer to help with the appeal process. My disability is for bipolar disorder.

Anyone here on or know someone who is on disability?
What for? (I知 told it痴 harder for mental health)
How long was your wait or process?
And after you got approved, how long until you got a check?
What is the review process like? I知 told you have to review yearly after getting disability benefits.
While waiting how did you deal with bill pile up?

I知 not working and the bills are adding up. I知 just barely getting by.
Thanks for any feedback.
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I'm on SSDI for bipolar. I was approved in 11 weeks which is really fast but happens occasionally. I got a check about a month after approval I think; I don't remember that very well. Reviews are done either every 3 years (typical) or 5 (rare with mental health). I was very fortunate to have family help while waiting for approval. I don't know what would have happened if it took longer. I did have a long time without insurance but was able to use charity care to see my pdoc and get the medical care I needed.
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I hope your request gets approved
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I got approved pretty quick for other disabilities....
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I was approved after a few months. I hear voices though. Took 6 months to get a check. Than I got back pay.
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Sometimes it can take up to 2 years to get approved. Also, I think this administration is trying to cut off people from disability. I think it's especially hard with mental health. My brother is on disability and undergoing the review process right now. I'm not sure what all is involved, as my dad does the paperwork.
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It took my husband a little over 5 years from start to finish. They denied him just long enough that he only qualified for SSI and not SSDI. He missed the cutoff by 30 days. Once he was approved he got his first check within 6 weeks then the rest of his backpay came in about another 3 months. I think his checks for the SSI started the month after he was approved.
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I was a mess when I was approved, my pdoc had me fill out papers and my doctors filled out papers and I was approved fairly quickly.
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Originally Posted by Chococat626 View Post
I知 told you have to review yearly after getting disability benefits.
Not according to the Social Security Administration:

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How often will my medical condition
be reviewed?
The frequency of reviews depends on the
nature and severity of your medical condition
and whether it痴 expected to improve.
If improvement is expected, your first review
generally will be six to 18 months after the
date you became disabled;
If improvement is possible, but can稚 be
predicted, we値l review your case about every
three years; and
If improvement is not expected, we値l review
your case every seven years.
The SSA doesn't expect bipolar disorder to improve.
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the 1st time applied, i was promptly denied. the 2nd time, it was a psychiatrist's idea for me to apply. he worked at a community/state-funded outpatient mental health clinic. 2nd time...I had my dad take me down to the local social security office, had some face to face interaction with some (surprisingly nice and professional) people, then it was approved.

i was reviewed every.single.year for....3, 4 years. kinda forget, now. it was unnerving, let's put it that way. after the last review i think somehow i got reclassified to be reviewed a bit less often, thank goodness.

I've heard that Trump's Presidency is making it worse for those on disability or applying for disability. You were wise to get a lawyer.

sorry about your situation.
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