Thank you for your participation on this site. I am new here and thrilled to find all the support. May I ask...do you have AS? Incidentally, I have been lost in the SS mess for 4 yrs. and ended up bankrupt, homeless etc. I was once a highly paid Occupational Health Nurse. (R.N.) This system is deplorable. Suicide seems easier than SS. A friend in Australia cannot believe what I have gone through! He said there if this happens, you are on the "dole" "just like that!".In the midst of my wait, (1-2 yrs.), to see a judge after appeal turned down. I went through this the year before I applied this time. Saw the judge and still....denial.Unable to work for the past 4 yrs. Despite what the job specialist at the last hearing said about working as a parking lot attendant, not many employers want you when you are on narcotics daily, am over 50, over educated etc. On round the clock morphine! Good luck with your new practice and thanks for "listening".