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new member with 20month shoulder injury - don1956 - 08-02-2010

hello member just join today.decided to scope the web to find people who are going thru what im experiecing.family,ex co-workers and church members dont understand unless they been thru this.im from "Upstate"NY i have been out of work since 1/2009(even though the accident was recorded 11/6/08).i had surgery on my left shoulder(7/14/09)and 90days of physical theraphy.im a "Millwright" so i do a lot of physical work.but cant do that anymore.they want to send me to a retraining program called "Vesid".to learn a new profession(@54yrs old).i have been @my job for almost 30yrs before the accident.my comp lawyer told me i also need to get a "SSD"lawyer as well.Now what guys?i have been out now for 20months what is all this waiting?and what to expect?dont hear from any of my lawyers.anyone from ny gone thru this?


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - 1171 - 08-02-2010

I'm not sure what you're asking…

next should be:
contact VESID and see what's offered.
http://www.wcb.state.ny.us/content/main/ReturnToWork/RTW_Handbook.pdf

you also contact an SS lawyer/representative
http://www.nosscr.org/

there maybe less waiting if you take the initiative.


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - don1956 - 08-02-2010

1171 Wrote:I'm not sure what you're asking.
next:
you go to VESID and see what's offered.
you also contact an SS lawyer
there maybe less waiting if you take the initiative.
more infor here
http://www.wcb.state.ny.us/content/main/ReturnToWork/RTW_Handbook.pdf

just curious about when my "SSD"should start or when i should get a settlement.after waiting for 20months you think i would hear from somenone by now about these things.


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - 1171 - 08-02-2010

SS start date depends on too many individual variables.
where are you in the process?
SS is not going to contact you.

same thing with the comp settlement.
each system has it's own time frame and depends on variables.

what are the issues?
has an offer been made?
do you have a rating?
have you reached MMI?


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - don1956 - 08-02-2010

don1956 Wrote:
1171 Wrote:I'm not sure what you're asking.
next:
you go to VESID and see what's offered.
you also contact an SS lawyer
there maybe less waiting if you take the initiative.
more infor here
http://www.wcb.state.ny.us/content/main/ReturnToWork/RTW_Handbook.pdf

just curious about when my "SSD"should start or when i should get a settlement.after waiting for 20months you think i would hear from somenone by now about these things.

P.S another reason why i may seem impatience is that they reduce my comp payment by $210.00 dollars.so im hurt'n to make my payments.so if i can get my "Settlemnet"soon it would be of great help.and this "Vesid" program do they pay me to attend or my involvement with them?


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - don1956 - 08-02-2010

1171 Wrote:SS start date depends on too many individual variables.
where are you in the process?
SS is not going to contact you.

same thing with the comp settlement.
each system has it's own time frame and depends on variables.

what are the issues?
has an offer been made?
do you have a rating?
have you reached MMI?

no offers as yet.as a matter of fact what the lawyer did was take my settlement from comp and streched them into my bi weekly payment.cause i have been out of work for so long


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 08-02-2010

Let me say this. If your questions are on money, and you neeed money. The answer is going to it's slow. It's a slow process. The answer is, you need to get moving, go get retrained at VESID. Just because you worked one job for 30 years, doesn't mean you can't learn something else. And for SSDI, go get an attorney, or file for it yourself. These are easy steps, all you have to do, is go do them.


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - 1171 - 08-02-2010

no you aren't given additional payments to use vocational rehabilitation and is voluntary in most cases.


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - don1956 - 08-02-2010

thanks guys thats what i neede to knowSmile


RE: new member with 20month shoulder injury - fireball - 08-03-2010

ssdi attorney will take a junk of your money if all your injuries lead down to the road of disibilaty--like bbbb said you can file on your own--its easy and if you have nothing to hide your road to recieving it will be long yet worth it. like everything else in this system time time time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!