I live in Texas. I have gone through two bouts of cancer, among other diseases. I did not find out that my hospital (doctors) didn't fill out my papers when I applied for disability until I got a hold of the chart (other story). I hired a lawyer. Useless. It has been about 3 years. Now the SS says that I do not have enough quarters to file a claim. They are saying that I have, more or less, "expired" because I haven't worked in so long. My doctor says that is rubbish (new doctor) and says he will back me. I desparately need SS as I need to get medicare. I am extremely ill and cannot get insurance, except through the state which runs over $1,300 a month. We can no longer afford it. Do I have any rights to go back even though they said I met with a judge . . . I do not remember this! I'm on the verge of a breakdown due to this.