Dont want to jinx hearing!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, May 13, 2007.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I had my SSDI hearing on friday and my lawyer told me he has no doubt that I have won!

    His assistant called me a little while after the whole hearing was done to tell me some stuff and told me that he was so sure I had won and that he was right 99% of the time and he had been doing these hearings for years now. He is a nationwide attorney so he must know what he is talking about. I so hope so.

    The hearing itself was scary for me. The judge asked me a ton of questions and I tried to answer them to the best of my ability but I was so scared. The judge seemed happy with my answers though and kept remarking about how all the doctors said I was seriously impaired and that he just wanted to talk to me and see me for himself. He didnt even question the vocational expert which my lawyer said was a very good sign because that meant that he had to rule in my favor or the case would be overturned on appeal.

    So now I wait for the written decision. The judge said he would get it out quickly but who knows what quickly means to
  2. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh, Janet, that would be wonderful. Especially right now while your difficult child has to take things easy.

    I have fingers and toes crossed for you.

  3. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    <span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'>Have my fingers crossed for you....

    You could use some GOOD news!</span>

    :kisses: :thumbsup:
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    I'm keeping my body parts crossed and saying some heavy duty prayers on your behalf.

    I know this would make such a huge difference for you. And God knows you both deserve it and need it. I wonder how long til you know? I hope not very long at all.

  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Fingers crossed, Janet. I hope you hear soon!

  6. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Fingers crossed! Keep us posted.
  7. Yay - Janet! I'm SOOOOO glad your hearing went well!

    I hope you get your decision in writing very soon.

    Just so you know - your decision letter will arrive with an ominous paragraph - telling you that the Judge's decision (good or bad)could still be overturned by an appeals council. The letter makes that appeal sound probable - but my lawyer says that it is very rare for that to happen. BUT - you still have to wait (up to) another 60 days to hear if they will review your case. Otherwise - they have the same 60 days to tell you what your benefit amount will be. THEN - there is no telling when the benefits will start or when to expect the retroactive check

    It's criminal how they make us wait and wait and wait......for money that we have earned!

    I'll keep on keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm glad it went so well! Saying a prayer you get the good news quickly. :angel:
  9. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Janet, I'm keeping all my body parts crossed... You DESERVE some good news!!! I'll be eagerly waiting for an update!!! WFEN
  10. wakeupcall

    wakeupcall Well-Known Member

    Janet, how wonderful!! To just have the FEELING that it went well and can only be a step in the right direction. I can hardly wait to hear what you find out. YOU deserve a break. Good luck!