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Appealing disablity's denial, any suggestions

PostPosted: Sep 22, 2005 2:44 am
by SkunkPaw
I have gall stones and HG. I was hopsitalized in August and have had to go back at least once for IVs, this week. My company offers dissabilty but they have to approve it. They did for the hospialization and then two weeks but nothing more. I am sending an appeal letter with some stuff I have gotten off here but didn't know if anyone already had a winner out there. I went over my daily activities that I can't do and all the blah info. It is now 25 pages long. I also have a letter from my doc and my records. Is there anything else that may help that you guys can think of?

PostPosted: Sep 22, 2005 8:47 am
by aaronsmommy
You're not the first to have trouble with this, but I'm sorry to say, I haven't heard of any successful stories so far. One person was told after her review that hg was a disease of the first trimester, and since she wasn't in the first trimester she could have it anymore. I don't think there is a single medical reference that would support their position, but that was it. There's always the possibility if apealing in the courts later, but most end up not doing it.

I had no problems getting approved, but I had a picc line and was on TPN until I delivered, so it would have been hard to argue with it.

You'll have to share if it works for you.

PostPosted: Sep 22, 2005 8:55 am
by nomore
I too didnt have a problem getting it approved in my 1st pregnancy. But, I was on TPN and had a PICC line (TPN until 24 weeks and PICC until delivery). They couldnt really agrue with that.

But, my DR really was the one behind keeping me out. He had to give updates to the insurance co on a regualr basis. I was so weak he didnt have a problem giving them the "adequate" info to continue the disablity. I also had keytone problems all throughout my 3rd trimester and ended up being put on "bed rest" (although I was already not doing anything mind you) for pre-term labor at 35 weeks. I also developed Pre-ecampsia too (ultimelty what I was induced for).

I just want to say, I FEEL for you. That is the same pregnacy I had gallbladder problems. I had my GB removed 16 months after I delivered DD, and its the best thing I ever did!

I wish you the best of luck. Can you try having your Drs office be more of an advocate with the disability insurance?

Big Hugs,


PostPosted: Sep 22, 2005 9:49 pm
by SkunkPaw
My DR is being really helpful. Writing letters and such. I faxed over the appeal letter today and it was 25 pages long. I basically wrote it all myself and included some research from this web. They have 5 days to review the info, but it could take up to 45 days. In the meantime I have my car people telling me that they are going to reposess my car, even thoug I mailed the check out last week. They made me cr because we have never been late since 2001 and they are being mean about the whole thing. :cry:

I am thinking of asking a family member to help out around the house and with my son Nate is who 3. He is being potty trained right now. He is doing so well! He has been in underwear for about a week and he goes PP on the potty all by himself and without telling us. Now if we can just get the poopy down. :D

I will keep you updated on what works for me on getting my disability approved, even if I have to go to a lawyer.

PostPosted: Oct 21, 2005 6:22 pm
by SkunkPaw
I got word that my disability appeal has been approved. I get back pay for an entire month. WOO HOO!

I just printed off somethings from this web site and sent my dr's note with it and an update of how each day is for me by the week. It worked, took them long enough, but still worked.