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Junior Member
WhatWhat is the name of your state? tn
I am bipolar and basically my life has been a mess. Better the last couple of years since I have been on medication but have still lost every job because of people problems. I have filed for ssd twice and dropped both cases because I wanted to go back to work and not be disabled. That didnt work out. Question 1: My doctor can say Im bipolar but who can say what I have and do go through other than me.
Also my wife has filed for ssd (several discs in her back disentegrating, not a pretty sight)
she has been turned down and is waiting for a hearing. After hearing how long this could take, should I file again right now or wait? She works (shouldnt) and makes less than 600 a month. How bad will this affect their decision for her even though you can work while waiting on a decision? When I file they will know all about her working. Talked to ssa and was told they wouldnt know she was working until next year(dishonest?) Does this make sense, seems okay to me. Good Questions? I used to be pretty sharp but have trouble with things like this now. Anyway thanks for any help you can give me. is the name of your state?


I don't know anything about your wife's case but for you they will look at your medical records from the doctor who claims you are bipolar and you will see one of the social security disability doctors too. It's hard to be approved the first time for being bipolar but I was. Then again I've been hospitalized a few times so I'm sure that's why. Good luck. Hopefully blonde lebinese will be able to give you more insight.


Senior Member
You should give SSA Office all the info. they want at the interview . Ask your Dr. to go over the information request SSA should be sending with you . At that time explain you do not believe you can work at Any gainful Employment due to personality issue , as noted by your history .

SSA will then likely send you one of there Dr's. for an evaluation .

As for you wife and you , if repeatedly denied consult an SSI Attorney to handle your cases , especially if you do not feel confident in handling the process yourself . Consult are usually free , and If one takes a case and wins He/She retains a percentage of back benifits if won , if they lose they take nothing , that's if they take your cases .


Junior Member

Thanks for prompt reply. Actually my wife has an attorney and now tells me that her first appeal has not been turned down. That has been 2months ago that he filed for it. I would think she ought to be getting shot down pretty soon on that, wouldnt you?

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