Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterby, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I was denied SSDI because they said I can do simple to moderately complex tasks, blah, blah, blah.

    I was supposed to call an attorney today.

    I just now remembered that. (12:17AM)
  2. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    They told husband he could work as he can work as long as he has limited contact with others and he can move his limbs.

    How do you work and not have to have contact with others? Isn't that an oxymoron?

    They are a frustrating agency.
  3. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    It only took me about 6 weeks to remember to look up chewable calcium citrate online (cause I can't find it anywhere around here and I can't swallow those horse pills). Cause my calcium is low and my vit D is *really*low. Finally got that ordered yesterday.

    At least I'm making some progress.
  4. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Their favorite example of working is working a toll road.

    Now in their world, you dont have to be able to find work in your area...just work in any this wonderful toll road position exists somewhere. I suppose if they had their way, all disabled people would be working the toll roads of America! I think the closest toll road to me is the one going through the VA mountains on the way to Ohio or the ones up near Difficult Child and Delaware. Those tunnels. Im not driving 8 hours to get to a job! Kind of defeats the purpose.
  5. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I think a lot of this really depends on which judge you get and which vocational specialist you have at the hearing. I'm disabled because my bipolar sx are so severe that I have actual PTSD from work situations and panic disorder. Plus, the medication side effects. I can't function at all unmedicated, but I have cognitive sx from the medications, tremor, etc.

    I got the same things: no position of responsibility of any kind. Nothing requiring accuracy of data, no responsibility for the safety of self or others, ad nauseum. The vocational expert determined that no such jobs were available to me.