Ltd Through Employer & Applying For Ssdi
Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:16 PM
Will the fact that I am on LTD through my employer help my SSDI case? Has anyone gone through a similar situation? I figure it at least proves that my condition will last for more than 12 months.
Ive sent my approval letter from the LTD company to Soc Sec (my local office caseworker) 3 times now and I keep getting it sent back. I now have to send in a "Functionality Form" and Witnesses to my Seizures (Cataplexy) Forms to the adjudicator (??). Should I send my letter from the disb company in again, this time with the forms for the adjudicator?
Also, the LTD company wants me to use this attorneys office to help me with my claim. I am told that this will NOT cost me anything and that the LTD company will pay for the services. Should I go ahead and use this attorney now or wait until I am denied?
Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:27 AM
Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:33 AM
I think Marcianna has a good idea trying to get someone on here who has specific SSDI experience. NN used to know some good SSDI attorneys...can't they hook us up with a forum SSDI guru?
Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:27 AM
I absolutely wouldn't recommend doing this yourself, as the SSD/SSDI attorneys know precisely the who/what/where/how to go about your case and they will not require payment until after your case has been won, while they will not take it unless they are sure you can win, which you will, but you may have to appeal 1 or 2 times. It's just part of the process, so don't take it personal if you're turned down, then again some get it right away, but that's very rare. It also depends on the state you're in.
Look in the phone book for an attorney who specialized in SSD and make an appointment as soon as possible. They will usually do a consult free of charge, so there's no loss there.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:00 PM