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SSA process #100834
12/27/05 05:05 AM
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Ken Delano Offline OP
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Rich,

I was granted a Disability Retirement from the Federal Government back in April. As per the OPM guide lines I applied to SSA for disability in January, 2004. I received a letter from them stating that I filed a claim. I have not been contacted or received anything from them since last February when they sent the letter stating that I had a claim pending.

Is this a normal time frame ? Seems as if I should have been contacted by now.


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Re: SSA process #100835
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Hi, Ken. Sorry for the delay in responding. No...it seems like too long to wait for an initial decision. I would contact them right away to check status.

Rich


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Re: SSA process #100836
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**************UPDATE*********************


Although I have a letter from the SSA, dated February 5, 2005, stating that I have a claim filed but they are still working on it the SSA claims they have no record of me filing a claim!


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Sounds about right. I got a letter last week saying my benefits are coming to an end. The deal is they had me listed as having worked as a receptionist. I went to school and was trained as a surgical tech, lots of lifting of heavy equipment, no breaks, 20 minute lunches, and the moving of dead weight over 100 lbs, sleeping patients, and also standing from 6 am till.....???. Taking call is mandatory and I could AND have worked 36 hours straight! All these things were described previously on paper for them. I think they intentionally did that just to see if I'd give up my benefits. But then again I may be paranoid.

So, I filed an appeal today and will be hiring an attorney.

I hope you hear soon. I don't know if it would help, but I'd insist on being put at the front of the line. A year is a ridiculous amount of time!

Best of luck,

jenny


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Re: SSA process #100838
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Your story is familiar, Ken. This is why I send appeal documents to SSA by some sort of secure, traceable means, e.g., by FedEx or certified mail. You may need to visit your local office. I do wish you the best of luck. Perhaps consider getting help with your claim.

Rich


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