Social Security Disablitity

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Social Security Disablitity

by Hopefullks on Wed Jan 02, 2013 04:35 PM

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We have considered appling for Social Security disability for my husband but hear from folks that it is almost inpossible to due without an attorney.  Has anyone had any experience?

My husband went in to surgery a strong healthy 60 yr  (except for GBM) and came out of the hospital 56 days later in a wheelchair, with vision issues, he can barely read, his short term memory is gone.  There are days when he asks me the same question 10 times.  I help him dress, bathe, move around the house.  This man was a VP of a company and had been laid off due to the recession. 

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by future2020 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 05:31 PM

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When my husband filed, we did not use an attorney. GBM is on a list available at    http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm#G

and is part of a compassionate alllowance condition.      http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/index.htm

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0423022185

when I sent it in I gave them all the path reports, diagnosis, EVERYTHING. I filed online. Never even had to go for an interview. He was approved in 10 days or so...but then it takes a while till you recieve the first check...

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by tromda on Wed Jan 02, 2013 06:44 PM

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I would try without an attorney.   My husbands flew through without any problems or even questions.   Once they saw GBM on the form, they didn't ask any other questions.   It was very easy and painless (much unlike insurance, however! :) )

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by modesta on Wed Jan 02, 2013 06:46 PM

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On Jan 02, 2013 6:44 PM tromda wrote:

I would try without an attorney.   My husbands flew through without any problems or even questions.   Once they saw GBM on the form, they didn't ask any other questions.   It was very easy and painless (much unlike insurance, however! :) )

totally agree - don't waste your money on attorney -

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by angel1959 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 06:47 PM

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That is not true you don,t need a lawer if he has cancer and can no longer work he will get it and if you guys have kids  than they will get it also my husband had lung cancer 2 years ago and he got his the same month he got SSI first all you need is to file for it call your local social security office my husband passed 2 months ago i don,t get it but our daughter does 

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by siblingof on Wed Jan 02, 2013 06:52 PM

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Hopefullks, you have been told wrong. Getting social security when you have glioblastoma is easier than falling off a log. We did it in one visit to the social security office. No attorney is necessary, and it is highly unlikely that your claim will be denied. Just provide the contact information for your doctors, and take along his hospital discharge papers (including the diagnosis of glioblastoma) when you go to apply.

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by Kimgee65 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 07:07 PM

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It can be done online without an attorney. It is a little time consuming and you have to provide a lot of information, but as the others said, it is unlikely he will be denied if you can provide all of the documentation they will ask for.

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by vickid on Wed Jan 02, 2013 07:32 PM

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Our daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in May. She had no troble getting disability. Just make sure you have all your ducks in a row. Meaning all Drs. names and visits, hospital stays, treatments,and any medications he is on. All dates are important. Such as when he was diagnosed, etc. Oh She finally applied in Aug. got first check in Oct.

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by Hopefullks on Wed Jan 02, 2013 07:35 PM

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Thanks to all for your help.  This was very helpful.  I will file asap have just been holding off with dealing with one more painful thing.  GBM is hard enough to deal with, I am slowly losing my partner.

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by lucyat24 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:00 PM

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As all the others said, GBM is an automatic approval.  Very fast too.  My husband was approved within two weeks.  Very easy to apply.  Do not worry about an attorney.  Best wishes.

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