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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:45 PM

Anyone had a disability claim partially approved

approved because of ADD?

G-D ADD hampers my ability to work. Doesn't it seem that would be a prime reason to approve a disability claim?

I hope to see some replies.

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Reply Anyone had a disability claim partially approved (Original post)
Bertha Venation Jan 2021 OP
DonViejo Jan 2021 #1
Jirel Jan 2021 #2
DonViejo Jan 2021 #4
Jirel Jan 2021 #5
DonViejo Jan 2021 #6
Jirel Jan 2021 #7
DonViejo Jan 2021 #8
Jirel Jan 2021 #3

Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:48 PM

1. Have you filed yet? Did your MD recommend approval? Did she/he provide documentation

stating you couldn't work? Usually, the first application is disapproved, the appeal of that disapproval is granted.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:05 PM

2. Incorrect.

There are 3 phases in most cases, the initial application (about 1/3 approved, only the clearest cases that meet Listings), and Reconsideration (usually under 15%) through a bureaucratic process, and then a hearing stage with an administrative law judge. Chances are better with the ALJ. However, you canít say that most get approved. In some states it averages above 50%, in others itís dismal.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:18 PM

4. You can believe it's incorrect all you want. I've assisted two family members apply for and

go through the experience as I discussed in the other comment.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 01:34 AM

5. A whole 2? I've been the attorney for a couple thousand.

As in, itís my profession. But by all means, Iím sure your experience of helping 2 people makes you more expert than a disability attorney.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 08:13 AM

6. Yeah, a whole two and I really don't give a flying fork what your profession

is, or how long you claim to have been employed in it. The OP author asked for opinions based on experience; I provided my own, which you quickly belittled, demeaned and declared not to be correct based on your alleged experiences. Don't like my experience? Tough.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 05:14 PM

7. LOL, bye!

This is exactly the foolishness I hear from the MAGA Internet "experts" who have "done their research" and know that chemtrails, flat earth, QAnon narratives, and vaccine injuries are a thing. Don't spread false information, but if you accidentally do in good faith, have the sense to back off when an actual expert in the field corrects your misinformation. One would HOPE that's a thing that differentiates Dems from Rethuglicans.

But apparently not. Too bad.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:49 AM

8. Thanks for proving my point and goodbye.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:14 PM

3. ADD/ADHD is a very difficult claim to get approved.

I have done extensive SSDI/SSI work for over a decade. In adults, ADD/ADHD is rarely granted, without other impairments. With kids, itís a little less rare, but even so it is granted in kids most often in conjunction with other impairments.

The standard requires an inability to work for at least 12 months due to the impairment(s).

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