Yes, I know MOST people are denied disability the first time they apply, but this is the first time I’ve heard this crazy reason!
I was found to be DISABLED….Yes!
But was Denied because I waited so long to file. What?So what is too long? I had to be disabled before 2010. Again, What? My disability date was November of 2009! So what are they reading? And how can you screw up that bad?
So the appeal has been started. We do have a lawyer who is taking the case, and she is kind of scratching her head asking….What?? too. This time I will have witnesses as to when my vertigo actually started interfering with my work. The disability date I used before was the date I had the vestibular testing, since that’s a requirement for Meniere’s to be considered a disability. However, in 2002 or 2003…I’ll have to look it up…I started having severe vertigo, was sent to the emergency room. I was managing a Custom Frame Shop at the time, can we say Dangerous? I was found on the floor in the frame shop in full spin, another time I made it to the bathroom and was in there for close to 3 hours throwing up. Fellow employees from a different part of the store had to take me home more than once. We had to close the frame shop many times. I had to quit because of my health.
There are more stories like this…soooo, they denied my disability claim that started in late 2009, now they may find out I was disabled before that, and they have to pay from the date of disability. Think it would have been better if they had just approved it the first time.
Even if I had not worked within the given time, it’s not fair to be denied. I was lucky, my husband made enough money that I didn’t need disability, but times have changed. I need this now. I should have filed earlier, but I didn’t. Now, I’m being punished for not taking money from the government when I didn’t need it.
So as I said before….What???