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RE: ssdi question - bronco54501 - 04-02-2012 01:24 PM
Thanks gang for all the information, it helps alot.. I have most of everything from my drs, except they dont know I'm applying for ssdi.. My primary will be a big help but my injury dr,,,, I am worried about... My lawyer says he is real good about it but I have my doubts...
RE: ssdi question - UndercovrAngel - 04-03-2012 12:02 AM
As long as you have your records from your injury Dr., he may not matter when it comes to getting SSDI. I didn't have a PCP at the time I filed, but did notify my PM Dr as I was seeing him regularly. He and the ortho that did my surgery which caused the RSD/CRPS were the only 2 Dr's that SSDI contacted, although I had a list of 9 other Dr's. If the medical records are clear enough, there may not be a reason for SSDI to contact the injury Dr. I had every paper contained in my records for all 11 Dr's at the time that I filed.
SSDI has changed since you applied. They no longer will go back to date of injury if you wait longer than 2 years to apply. The most you can get in back pay now is 24 months minus a 5 month waiting period from date SSDI declares you disabled. I was taken off of work August 2008, date of back pay set to Feb. 2009. I received my first check with back pay on Sept 3, 2009 after having filed on the 16th of June 2009.
RE: ssdi question - lucky - 04-03-2012 11:23 AM
(04-03-2012 12:02 AM)UndercovrAngel Wrote: Bronco,
Okay; I was not at 24 months when I applied. I did not know about the 2 year cap either. The laws changed what year? I did not have to worry about that so I am not for sure that law was not already in effect in 2005.
Just wondering for knowledge. Anyone who is SSDI capable and misses work for 2 years before they apply, I do not understand but...
RE: ssdi question - bronco54501 - 04-03-2012 11:46 AM
I would be happy just to recieve bennifits, if they back date it I will welcome that as well..
RE: ssdi question - lucky - 04-03-2012 12:39 PM
(04-03-2012 11:46 AM)bronco54501 Wrote: I would be happy just to recieve bennifits, if they back date it I will welcome that as well..
You will receive back pay to the injury date. I believe under cover angel was saying you would not receive back pay if you applied 2 years after you injury date.
RE: ssdi question - ammowoman - 04-04-2012 08:06 PM
Bronco I just went thru this on my husband. I applied 2 Weeks before his one yr since his accident. I believe they told me they would pay back up to a year from when you apply. They took in account all workers comp payments and money from his employer he had received durring this time.
I told no one I was doing this till after it had been done. I was on everyone elses schedule but this put them on ours. If I needed something turned in by a certain date I would call and let them know and that I would be there to pick it up at a given date and time. Everything was always ready.
He didnt have any reports from a primary dr. He hasnt been to one. His last dr visit was a year ago with the wc Dr they have him go to for pain management. His psychologist did send his records in. Other than that his medical records consisted of his hospital/rehab stay, surgeon follow ups and physical therapy.
I think his best report proving him disabled was from the reputable work history councilor he was sent to by his lawyer. We also took the report on his shoulder with us to his SSDI Dr appt. Nothing has been done to it so there arent records other than the report stating all the breaks and fractures in his collar bone shoulder and arm. The little things get lost even tho they are a factor. There are so many records to go thru. We also provided copies from the Pharmacy showing all meds taken. Its one thing to list them but when they see pages of print outs I thought it would help.
I know his approval is rare. I applied online, he did phone interview, hadnt been to a Dr in a yr,
RE: ssdi question - AQA - 04-04-2012 08:19 PM
If at all possible, avoid a phone interview.
RE: ssdi question - AQA - 04-04-2012 11:30 PM
PS. What the hell took you so long?????HHHHHHMMMMMM
Come on, you can tell us. Whats your secret????HHHHHMMMM
RE: ssdi question - bronco54501 - 04-05-2012 06:33 AM
(04-04-2012 11:30 PM)AQA Wrote: PS. What the hell took you so long?????HHHHHHMMMMMM
To be honest I was blinded by my attorney saying to wait until wc was over.. I could see waiting if the offers were comming but it has been 2 years in june since I was pulled from work the second time.. I was stupid, should have done it right away, but I am in before the 2 year mark..
When they figure your bennifets, do they take wc ttd/ppd in to consideration even though its not taxable....????
RE: ssdi question - lucky - 04-05-2012 10:14 AM
(04-05-2012 06:33 AM)bronco54501 Wrote:(04-04-2012 11:30 PM)AQA Wrote: PS. What the hell took you so long?????HHHHHHMMMMMM
No; But your offset with SSDI is figured by your monthly TTD/PPD pay. That is the 80% rule I talked about earlier.
Your SSDI benefit will only be figured from taxable wages.