I Won My SSDI Case!!!


Here is what I wrote on my Facebook page today, I think it pretty much sums it all up:

Six long years, and I finally won my SSDI case! Fully favorable! Feel like crying and screaming. Been sick and in pain so long, sometimes I wanted to give up hope and die, but glad I hung in there.

All those people who doubted me or thought I was just being “lazy” or “dramatic” can kiss my ass. To all those who have showed love, empathy, and encouragement, thank you so much for helping to keep me alive and fighting.

My fellow bloggers here on WordPress definitely fall into the second category of supportive, encouraging people, so thank you all so much!!!

By the way, the decision was just made yesterday and my lawyer was the one who called and told me, so it will still be a little while before I get the back pay or monthly payments started, but I’m on my way!

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Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

44 thoughts on “I Won My SSDI Case!!!”

  1. YAY. Congratulations, Maranda!!! I’m so happy for you. I cried when my SSDI got approved. It was such a huge relief, financially and yes, it was also very validating. So I completely relate to your post.

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  2. Congrats
    A triple rollover on the freeway while working started five plus years journey with work comp and SSDI

    I was harassed and filmed during the journey by the powers we face

    It is shocking and demeaning to go through the whole process

    Lawyers talk about you in third person while your sitting next to them

    You become a cold number

    It is a relief to get ur life back after the ordeal

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    1. I really feel for you. It is quite a process 😦 I hope yours goes smoother and quicker than mine. If you are older than me, that might help. My age (36 now) was against me or so my lawyers always said.


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