My daughter and I have been waiting for some kind of, ANY kind of progress with her getting SSI. She was denied and the appeal was denied too, so now it is in the process of waiting for an Administrative Law Judge to hear her case. We’ve been waiting around 6 months for the hearing, but were told it could take up to 14 months in our area.
I read somewhere that I could contact my state senator about the case but did not have much hope it would help anything. I sent an email to the senator and received a call from the senator’s office around six weeks later asking for more information about the case. We didn’t hear anything for the next few months and then was called again by the senator’s office asking if she needed any help updating her medical records with SSI. Her doctor submitted additional records with a diagnosis of childhood schizophrenia about 2 months ago and right after SSI received the records they called and asked my daughter if she ever intended to go back to work. Of course she said she could not work and they tried to get her to take on a job for 10 - 20 hours a week and they would pay partial SSI benefits. She said she could not even work for that long, which is very true. They seemed to want to talk her out of appearing before a judge for SSI.
So my daughter received an email for the senator’s office two days ago saying they had an update on her case and will call her within the next few days. Soooooo, maybe the senator’s office had some kind of pull.
Here’s praying and keeping our fingers crossed that this will be finally be good news. Our first denial was when she applied for SSI at the end of 2016 and we didn’t appeal that denial. Filed again in 2017 - denied, then appealed - denied, then requested a judge to hear the case.