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Trouble Finding an Attorney #Disability #SocialSecurity

I have a disability appeal hearing at the end of the year and I've been trying to get an attorney for 2 months now. I've been turned down by multiple private attorneys for various reasons. My hearing is virtual. How did anyone get an attorney to accept your case? I did a search of disability attorneys in my state and have been contacting them. Am I going about this wrong?
I filed for fibromyalgia and PTSD, but I didn't give that information.

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#disabilty #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #PTSD #SocialSecurity

Happy Tuesday. Has anyone been denied by SSI? I applied but was denied. My therapist said I should be eligible. Anyway, I had to get a lawyer and appeal. Has anyone been denied then won the appeal. I’m so nervous.


The financial hell that is applying for SSI while your body is still falling apart

I have really been going through it health wise lately. Six months ago I had to apply for SSI (I do not qualify for SSDI) and I feel like I've lost all hope in life. I've been sick my entire adulthood (I am 27 now), and the past two years in particular have dramatically declined in ways I cannot fathom. I have been in and out of the ER due to complications from so many health problems, and right now I might have to go back. I have hypermobile ehlers-danlos syndrome, POTS, hashimoto's disease, small fiber neuropathy, fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, severe GI issues, and mental illness on top of it. Most of my health problems all stem from the ehlers-danlos. I am currently suffering from severe GI complications potentially needing to be hospitalized as well as struggling greatly financially because you are given no support during the social security application process. For those of you who have applied for SSI, how did you get through the financial hell on top of your declining health? I am on the verge of losing my apartment because of how poor I am and I seriously do not know how anyone does it. The application process is so grueling, terrifying, and long I do not know how much longer I can take like this. How did you get through it and survive? I am starting to lose hope both in my stability physically and how im gonna survive this insurmountable loss of financial/housing stability.#SocialSecurity #Ssi #Ssdi #Disability #EhlersDanlos #hypermobileehlerdanlossyndrome #POTS #Neuropathy #GI

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How long/hard was your social security (SSI) application process?

Hello! I applied for SSI a few months ago, and not much as happened yet. I know it is a long and grueling process and most people are denied at first and have to appeal. Because I am unemployed, I am struggling greatly financially and I am becoming more and more scared, impatient, and antsy. What helped you all with the social security process whether it's tips that helped expedite the process, tips of information to include/not include, or even just tips of how you coped mentally and practiced self care during these stressful times? I am also currently working with an organization that helps crowdfund for medical and financial expenses specifically for disabled people to try to help me during these trying times. I am trying so hard to make ends meet during this long process and not get discouraged. It's scary having no income and having to wait prolonged periods of time for a lifesaving decision!! #My link for my specific campaign to donate with personal story is:

#ChronicIllness #Disability #SocialSecurity #fixedincome #Fundraiser #crowdfund #boost #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #HEDS #HypermobileEDS #Bipolar #MentalHealth #Disabled #financialadvice #Support


Guilt I shouldn't have #SocialSecurity #anxeity #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders

I don't know why I feel so guilty, my mind is trying to trick me probably. I got approved for SSI and all I can think is at my age I should have a job, is it really that bad, I feel fine..right now. Ugh, I found out I have ocd last week and I have quite a few others. I hate how my mind works, I'm so greatful I'm going to get it though. I'm dependant on my adult children.

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Disability #SocialSecurity

Submitted my paperwork to file for social security. My case worker told me she would get it reviewed today. I’m starting to get anxious. Has anyone been approved without having to go to court? Should I prepare now for a denial letter and hire a lawyer?

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Will filing for disability affect my future opportunities?

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this issue. I live in IL and I know that documented mental health issues (especially a past hospitalization) can cause you to be denied for gun ownership.

I am curious if being on disability for depression can affect my future. For example, if I recover and decide to finish school and become a social worker, will I be able to get my license with this history? Or a police officer? Any advice is greatly appreciated! #Depression #Disability #SocialSecurity #BipolarDepression