The Social Security Administration is a Sham!

My husband opened up two very important pieces of mail on Friday while I was sleeping and just as he was about to pick Tyler up.  It was 5:30.  Bad news, and nothing I could do about it until TUESDAY!

I have been denied by Social Security during my Reconsideration process, in their invisible timeline where you work as hard as you can re-applying, copying medical records at a dollar a page, and meeting with doctors to fill out forms, with no word from Social Security on when they actually will be making a decision.   It took me over eight hours working on my application alone.

The part that was really shocking was the letter I got from my lawyer on the same day.  It was copied to me and said in part…”We have significant medical information to submit…However, we have not been advised as to the office of the Division of Disability Determination which is handling this matter and have received no bar code with which to submit these materials…”

In other words, my law firm was never informed by Social Security how to send over all of the information gathered and despite that, a decision was made to deny me!  This is so ridiculous and I am so angry that I can’t even cry about it, I have been in a state of complete shock that this has happened. And I have just been waiting out the long weekend until I can call my lawyer.

How could this have happened?  How could a decision have been made?  How could the Reconsideration process be over and can it be reopened since no new information had gotten to Social Security – because of Social Security!  Why would I take on the lengthy Reconsideration process with no NEW information?

None of this makes sense to me!  It is a complete JOKE and if I think about it too much I will go crazy. One more day until I can hopefully get in touch with my lawyer and get some answers.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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3 Responses to The Social Security Administration is a Sham!

  1. WackyLisa says:

    I’m sorry this happened.
    Your lawyer will advise you but unless SSA’s policies have changed you’ll want to appeal rather than re-apply. Your initial application date is what your back pay is based on. Or it was when I applied.

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