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what was your experience applying for disability? how hard was it to get on and how long did it take

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    • BrokenPotato

      288d

      I have PIP which was difficult to get because it’s about how your disabilities affect your day to day life such as bathing, eating, dressing and communication etc. You have to get enough points on the majority of sections to get it. After filling out this lengthy essay and having a call to repeat myself, I managed to get the advanced rate (but this was only because I have several disabilities and I had my mum there to help me with the form and call)

    • BrokenPotato

      288d

      I have PIP which was difficult to get because it’s about how your disabilities affect your day to day life such as bathing, eating, dressing and communication etc. You have to get enough points on the majority of sections to get it. After filling out this lengthy essay and having a call to repeat myself, I managed to get the advanced rate (but this was only because I have several disabilities and I had my mum there to help me with the form and call)

    • JosephOpalLover

      289d

      7 years trying to get it still nothing had MANY denials now I have to get a lawyer cuz I have applied to many times. What pisses me off is some people seem to get it so easily when me a person that has the use of only one leg because one of my hips is paralyzed and three out of five of my toes on that leg don't work plus a spinal cord injury that later was determined throughout the same to be degenerative disc disease can't get disability with ease the disability system is completely unfair some people get it easier than others but it depends on the doctors you've seen and all the other people that have reviewed your case I've just had a bad strain of luck some people have gotten in a lot easier than I have with a lot less conditions but the worst one I've heard was a person that had multiple failed back surgeries and literally could not work like me at least a normal job so they couldn't support themselves that got denied for 8 years I'm hoping that's not the case with me and others but you never know it's best to make sure your doctor thoroughly writes in your notes that you are disabled and would benefit from assistance. But be patient 90% of the people that apply to not get it their first time and sometimes people that should get it don't get it until their third time apply no more and sometimes people that shouldn't get it end up get it their second time or first time it doesn't really make any sense but like I said just be patient and keep working with your doctors and if you're not getting it by the second time just get a lawyer makes it a lot easier.

    • Moppy2.0

      292d

      I got on dissability in 2013 or 2014. Cant fully remember. But I started applying myself in about 2010. I got denyed a ton of times. This was for my Chrons more than anxiety since I developed anxiety later due to chrons. But either way. After 3 or 4 denys I wanted to give up but my gf at the time got me some lawyers. It took them about a year but they got me approved. Trust me. The lawyers were worth every penny they took from the back pay they got me. I never had to pay out of pocket anything. On another note I would like to suggest you try Bioflavanoids. They are a daily supplement that I found secerely lowered my anxiety. I have been on them almost a year and have had about 4 anxiety issues since then and none were as bad as they used to be. The most recent was yesterday when a dentist told me they want me to get a root canal. Before I would never have been able to go to a dentist due to anxiety let alone not get put into a near panic attack with her talking about a root canal. I like the horbaach brand on amazon 200 capaules for about $20. I take one a day. Either way best of luck

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Based on the experiences shared, applying for disability can be a lengthy and challenging process. It often involves multiple denials and appeals, requiring extensive medical documentation. The process can take several months to years. One person mentioned it took them 6 years and two court hearings to get approval. Another individual applied twice, with the evaluation process taking at least 3-6 months each time. Some people also suggested getting a lawyer to help with the process.

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