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The social security disability process from the initial application day through appeals and eventually to an approval can take forever. Forever-ehvah. We know this much: a disability application is often approved or denied on or about the time you go batshit crazy (or, it can be especially worse if a mental health disability claim is the mountain you are climbing.)
What is this place? This is not a legal website disguised to gather your information for referral or to represent you for a disability claim. This is a site to bring people together for a conversation about social security disability. It is a public chat to talk with other people just like you. Jump right into our comments section, no registration necessary! The social security disability grapevine is a place where you can share, vent and ask questions about SSDfacts.
Why are we here? Our friends on the igotmyrefund.com tax refund grapevine launched the igotmySSDI grapevine to start a conversation about social security facts, theories and personal experiences. We aim to bring people together to compare situations and get an understanding of the process. We saw a group of people waiting on another government agency, while large amounts of money hung in the balance for people who applied for social security disability. It was similar to the users waiting on their tax refunds which can also be a very long (and painstakingly frustrating) process.
Who are we? We are just a group of people who have ridden or are in the same social security boat. Some of us haven’t. But we are here to help, learn or know someone who also has been hunting for a favorable decision from the social security administration. We know there are a ton of great SSDI websites and forums, but we think some are difficult to use or to sift through information. We link to sites that we think will help you and try to aggregate the information. We share because we care.
The social security disability application process is no walk in the park.
It sucks. The long waits can be ridiculous and people often suffer financially, in big ways. It can be devastating, maddening…
We get it. We have found that other people in our circles don’t always understand the problem…unless they have had similar experiences or know someone that went through the same ringer. Or, if they also have had to wait so long for their tax refund or in this case, social security approval and backpay.
Some of us have been there and we can chat about our social security disability experiences and our current SSDI status. Just like our users on IGMR who stalk the irs.gov website using the Where’s My Refund tool, a great number of people are sitting in limbo waiting for a “favorable decision” from the Social Security Administration.
Our profanity filter is not built for children here. We joke, we laugh and I personally use expletives like commas. (However, I do try to limit myself and tone it down here, after all this is a public forum.) We say what we think here, within reason. Also please note, we don’t use avatars and we minimize the lovey dovey flowers and unicorn emojiis here on the disability grapevine. They can be distracting and sometimes inappropriate. And quite frankly, the topic here isn’t about rainbows and butterflies. The struggle is real and we keep it real. Keep reading to get to know us and join our conversation. Please refer to the HWMC for our rules.
How to Check the Status of your Social Security Disability Application
Many of us have earned stalker status checking the status of our disability application. In the case you are new and joining us at the beginning of the application process you can check your disability application status online at the SSA.gov website. The social security application status page is the place to start.
What is igotmyssdi.com?
We are not a group of experts, merely peole who have learned more than we ever wanted to know about the process of getting approved for social security disability benefits.
We aim to share: Real people who know the struggle, have been through the same things with social security. Real letters from the Social Security Disability Office. Real people that care.
The Social Security Disability application procedure is hard to explore for most of us and even the SSA workers. SSA rules are confusing and the people who answer the phone might even be monkeys. They can give a different answer to the same question every time it is asked. We won’t sugar coat it, that is bullshit.
On this chat, we share what we think about the social security disability nightmare and help others by speaking our minds. DDS and ALJ determinations are discussed because the decisions often are bullshit too. ODAR hearings, they can suck too. Don’t be shy, see what others are saying… we have but just a few rules. Try to follow them please.