"How I Got Approved for Disability"

Real-life Social Security Disability success stories for CFS/ME & related conditions

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    How Daisy Won Her Case with a Doctor’s Letter
    Two weeks before my hearing, I met my attorney and he told me that I needed a doctor’s letter to make my case stronger. (He was right!).


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    How Violet Won Her Case with Function Forms
    I wasted a lot of appointments filling out forms, but when I got to court, the lawyer said I had the best documentation she had seen all month.


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    How Sweet Pea Won Her Case in Four Months (without a lawyer!)
    Don’t assume that our doctors are knowledgeable about Social Security and know what to do. We need to be our own advocates.


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    How Marigold Won Her Case in Six Months (without a lawyer!)
    Seven steps Marigold took to win her claim


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    How Jasmine Won Her Case in Six Months (without a lawyer!)
    We put ten things in one envelope. Six months later, I got approved


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    How Sage Won His Case by Ignoring Social Security
    Even at that point, I knew what they were telling me was incorrect.


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    How Poppy Won Her Reconsideration in 5 Easy Steps
    Only 7% of Requests for Reconsideration are approved. Here’s how Poppy did it.


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    How Jasmine Won Her Case Despite “Normal” Test Results
    Like many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, nearly all of my tests and blood work came back normal, and I could not afford any fancy testing


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    How Leaf Won His Case by Firing His Doctor
    Firing my doctor was the best decision I have ever made in my life. If I had stayed with him, I might be homeless today.


    ~ Story gathering by Lily Silver ~