I met with SSA today concerning my denial and how to proceed. The lady was incredibly kind and encouraging, and we were able to start over with the application, but keep the same disability report that I filed out previously. It turns out that I am below the minimum required work credits and therefore cannot receive disability payments, but I should have no problem receiving SSI and Medicaid. I'm now waiting for them to proceed with obtaining my medical records. I will talk with my doc offices next week to make sure they get the files to SSA as soon as possible.
As of right now, an attorney is not involved. I will contact one only when all other options are gone.
So I'm playing the waiting game again.
This is a stressful time. The relative that I live with is terminally ill, and once passed, this house will be sold. I have no idea what will happen to me. I can't take care of myself. I try not to worry about it, but it's hard. I don't have a dime to my name. I'm in more debt than I'll ever be able to pay. I have no assets but a cheapo car that needs work. Living strictly on charity...at the mercy of everyone.
I'm sad, but I'm trying to find grace in the moment. Hope is alive, although at times it seems to be in hiding.