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SSDI medical reviews after liver transplant

Transplants | Last Active: Mar 15 8:51am | Replies (19)

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@tjgisewhite

Hi. I'm going to share what I have been through. I had to stop working in July of 2019 because of liver. I had to be out of work for 90 days before I could file for SSDI. I started my filing process in Sep of 2019. I had my transplant in Dec of 2019. I was approved for SSDI in Jan of 2020 (SSDI says I was not disabled until the day of my surgery, which I am contesting now) for 12 months. My first check was 6 months later which was July of 2020. In Jan of 2021, I received my review papers for my 12 months, even though I have only been receiving actual payments for 6 months. So now, I have a review going on and an appeal for my onset date. I hope this helps and the best of luck.
Tammy

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That does help. Thank you . I think it’s good you are contesting that they said you weren’t disabled until day of surgery, because I’m guessing your medical records showed you had serious issues, enough to end your work, and that’s when they should have considered you disabled. It’s like they have it backwards. Mine was approved around September 2019 , as my medical records showed I was in no shape to get another job. I didn’t know about the 80 day period. I guess I was “ lucky” to have been laid off a few months earlier to get that clock going. I started receiving 6 months later, in March 2020. Then, they said the 12 month click started upon liver transplant, which was in June, not from first disability check. so, here it is March and I’m crossing my fingers that’s the cAse.

But you did answer another question. It v appears they were right on schedule ( though they were 6 months ahead for you, which is crazy) for medical review.

I figure I’ll need still a few
More months to her physically from surgery ( also fractured back ), so I was just curious about timing.

May I ask how old you are? I’ve head age is another criteria they use

I assumed the review was performed between my doctors and SSI. .So I deferred all questions as to my condition to my doctors. This is the best advise I can give. Since, our doctors know more than we do about out transplants and SSI uses sub contractors to call doctors. And doctors almost never accept calls from SSI without your permission.

Tammy, I was told by SSI that they would pay three month's retroactively based on my transplant date..