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    After being off work for 14+ months, husband is finally approved for disability ! I was so scared I already filed our taxes, so I could hurry and get them back. SS even called to verify. Thank you Jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaco
    After being off work for 14+ months, husband is finally approved for disability ! I was so scared I already filed our taxes, so I could hurry and get them back. SS even called to verify. Thank you Jesus
    Great news!! I know from experience how difficult the task of getting it approved!!

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    So Many things to go through in life. You never know what to expect next. So much happens after your children are raised....NOt Fair !!!

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    That is great news. We went through the same ordeal a few years ago. It is terrible that we have to suffer through their ridiculous process. God bless you and your family. Happy times are here again!!!

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    That's great. I'm glad it worked out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaco
    After being off work for 14+ months, husband is finally approved for disability ! I was so scared I already filed our taxes, so I could hurry and get them back. SS even called to verify. Thank you Jesus
    I am so glad for you. That process took me almost 3 years. I'm so happy for you both.

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    hope things get better for you all

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    Thanks Nancy. Thanks everyone. After being married almost (next week) 34 years and my husband at his job..with benefits for 27 years. I was really spoiled with the benefits..you get used to that. I'm so stupid, I had no idea that prescriptions prices vary so much. What a rip off!!! I have no idea why I don't remember that stuff with my parents. Just didn't pay attention, I guess. Duh

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    I felt your relief 2 years ago. The process took my husband almost 4 years. Courts were backed up 30,000+ cases. Judges from other states were used for the overflow. When he got hurt I was planning my retirement. I had to wait an extra year+ and work as much overtime that I could get. It was a very tough 4 years. Got real burned out. When it finally came through it was hard to feel it was for real. I don't recall a confirmation call. Waited until the 1st check was received and cleared at the bank. He also got a Workman's Comp settlement, which took even longer. --- We are both enjoying our retirement. Now it is time to enjoy his retirement. Hope you have plans to celebrate.

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    Congrats! It took me 2 years for my disability. My lawsuit is still "pending" after 4 friggin years! The courts awarded a very nice settlement, BUT, what they don't tell you is the company has right of appeal. Once the appeals run out, the company can ask for ANOTHER hearing which, you guessed it, gives the company MORE appeals! No wonder the court system is so choked up!

    Gee, when I was injured I didn't get to appeal my injuries! I didn't get to appeal all of the surgeries! I didn't to appeal my termination! So, why does the company get to appeal their responsibility?

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    It has been a nightmare. We still can't beleive it. We couldn't beleive it when the Dr took him off work. That disability company UNUM sucks, I hate them. Why do we have to beg, cry and call over & over. Do they really think a man would do that. what would men do without their wives?

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    It is sad that those who truly injured and can't work have to wait so long. It is because so many people have abused the system of S.S. that it now hurts the good and honest person. Sure makes a person stop and think to always put something into savings for the rough times.

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    I am so glad I asked my accountant to wade through my paperwork recently when my employer terminated my position after being on LTD for 5 years. It was a nightmare, and if I had to go it alone, I think I'd have had a stroke! Why do they have to make it so difficult?
    Glad it worked out for your hubby, finally.

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    Glad to see it finally worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    Congrats! It took me 2 years for my disability. My lawsuit is still "pending" after 4 friggin years! The courts awarded a very nice settlement, BUT, what they don't tell you is the company has right of appeal. Once the appeals run out, the company can ask for ANOTHER hearing which, you guessed it, gives the company MORE appeals! No wonder the court system is so choked up!

    Gee, when I was injured I didn't get to appeal my injuries! I didn't get to appeal all of the surgeries! I didn't to appeal my termination! So, why does the company get to appeal their responsibility?
    My husband went through the same problems. When the lawsuit was settled (Arizona), social security then took away part of his benefits each month until the money he received from Arizona lawsuit was paid back to social security. This happened in 1981. Not knowing what the current laws are, back then Reagan passed a law that any lawsuit compensation arriving from injury must be deducted from any social security payments. To me, it was wrong! Hope this does not happen to you. Nobody, even the lawyers, told us until we got the letter from social security about 3 months later.

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    I am so happy for you!

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    I am so glad your was settled for you it is a stress relief. Mine was a miracle to have been done in 60days. I had to go through some pretty intensive testing to prove my disease in the end it was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaco
    After being off work for 14+ months, husband is finally approved for disability ! I was so scared I already filed our taxes, so I could hurry and get them back. SS even called to verify. Thank you Jesus
    Congratulations! It's a rough thing to have to go through before you get approved! Just did it myself in 2009! I hope things start getting better for you soon!!

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    I'm so happy for you.....now you can relax....that was a lot of stress.

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    Praise God! So happy for you!

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    That is great news!! I had to fight them for 4 years and apply 3 times to finally get approved for disability. All because I am "too young". grrr!! So glad things are looking up for you and your family.

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    Glad DH's finally came thru...I retired at 40 from a strep germ that destroyed the veins in my legs...I was off only 10 months when I was accepted ...I can't imagine the horrors of waiting 4 yrs...Thank God he has been accepted finally.

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    Congradulations.

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    I'm glad you got it! Hope everything will be alright now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marknfran
    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    Congrats! It took me 2 years for my disability. My lawsuit is still "pending" after 4 friggin years! The courts awarded a very nice settlement, BUT, what they don't tell you is the company has right of appeal. Once the appeals run out, the company can ask for ANOTHER hearing which, you guessed it, gives the company MORE appeals! No wonder the court system is so choked up!

    Gee, when I was injured I didn't get to appeal my injuries! I didn't get to appeal all of the surgeries! I didn't to appeal my termination! So, why does the company get to appeal their responsibility?
    My husband went through the same problems. When the lawsuit was settled (Arizona), social security then took away part of his benefits each month until the money he received from Arizona lawsuit was paid back to social security. This happened in 1981. Not knowing what the current laws are, back then Reagan passed a law that any lawsuit compensation arriving from injury must be deducted from any social security payments. To me, it was wrong! Hope this does not happen to you. Nobody, even the lawyers, told us until we got the letter from social security about 3 months later.
    marknfran you are so right about what SS. does. They do
    do this and they also do that if a spouse is still working
    and they make over what SS. thinks is allowed, they will
    take it out of your SS payment until it is payed back also.
    Witch means the spouse can't afford to work period.. :(

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