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Anyone Here On US Disability?



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Mar 14, 2021
New York
Anyone on US Disability? How hard was it to get it?
Fairy Lucretia

Fairy Lucretia

Well-known member
Apr 9, 2011
Magical fairy wonderland xxxx
hi im in uk ,there is a usa section on the forum ,im sure ,maybe somebody can advise there
i hope you get what you deserve x


Well-known member
Jul 7, 2021
I’ve been on disability for years.
I was lucky, it wasn’t a difficult process.
My advice to you is to get a good lawyer, it helps.

Ginger Kitten

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Oct 2, 2020
Surrey, Uk
...a lawyer, to get psychiatric attention... We are so fortunate here in the UK to have access to free medical care. I think some Brits forget that sometimes - but I always think of how difficult life can be for our American friends. We can also access the benefit system more easily than in the US, even though that is not without its problems. I'm never going to complain about my health and social care provision again.


Jul 24, 2021
I am. I had to appeal to get it. A lawyer is a must in an appeal here


Jul 30, 2021
I was denied the first time for SSDI - appealed and got an attorney and was approved after hearing but there was a year and a half wait for review and hearing 2nd time. Did get back pay


Active member
Aug 22, 2021
I am two years into trying to get disability in the USA. I've been told it takes on average 2-5 years. I have been denied twice I think, and just recently had a hearing. I am 30 days into my 30-60 day wait for the judges ruling...which they are going to physically mail to me because it is the most inefficient way to communicate that information. I've had a lawyer for quite some time now, definitely a must.
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