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Good news re: my SSDI application

December 17th, 2008 at 08:50 am

Last night I got a phone call from the local social security administration office. The woman who called has some questions for me re: my application. After talking about work history, she gave me some possibly great news.

Before I can receive disability, I have to be not working due to my illness for 5 months. I thought they meant no work at all, but it is actually not being gainfully employed. Basically, not earning a specific amount. This means I can keep my tarot job, since I don't earn a lot there and actually am only guaranteed 4 hours a week.

But the better news is this: I started working from home om my freelance job in June. The woman said that the amount of work I did and money I earned wasn't enough to interfere with my SSDI. In other words, I may have already had my 5 months of not being gainfully employed.

She said as soon as she gets a from from me I need to sign, she will present it to the medical team for a decision. I cold get approved and start getting checks by the end of January, rather than June!

This is great news, and takes such a stress off my shoulders. I've been thinking I may have to just suck it up and find work, despite the fact that I can barely walk around my apartment without pain and my cane. I mean, right now I can't even stand long enough to do dishes, let alone work an 8 hour shift.

14 Responses to “Good news re: my SSDI application ”

  1. kdmoffett25 Says:

    Great news! Things work out a lot when we don't even expect it!!!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    That is wonderful!! Hope things keep looking up!!

  3. MICLASON Says:

    Great news! keep us posted!!!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, that is wonderful! Let us know how it works out.

  5. Blue Eyes Says:

    That is great!!

  6. Dawn Says:

    That is really good news, Koppur. I'm so glad for you. Try not to worry.

  7. Ms. Pearl Says:

    I am glad to hear that. It will be such a relief for you!

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  9. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That is fantastic! It's amazing how life sometimes just works right.

  10. Lady T Says:

    That is wonderful news! I am so glad!! I hope you get the final word soon!!

  11. scfr Says:

    Koppur - That is great news indeed. I'm so happy for you.

  12. ceejay74 Says:

    Babe, that is such amazing news! I worry and think about you almost every day. Sooo glad to hear something is going better than expected for a change. I really hope this works out!!!

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