Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:55 PM
Thank you, all, for your input on this. Yes, it's such a terrifying process, especially when you have NO source of income and you're scared to death that you'll end up on the street or in a ditch somewhere. I've never understood the reasoning behind the whole waiting process. There are people out there who truly cannot work, and if they have no source of income, they have no where to go. That's what I'm feeling like. I am with family for the moment, but I have no way of knowing what will happen to me if this doesn't get resolved soon. Seriously, what do people actually DO if they have no options? Die? I've never understood this, and it scares the HELL out of me.
I'm in touch with my case worker through SS, and she is very wonderful, so I'm hoping that she will be an advocate. I've heard that if you can get your case worker to be on your side and to get emotionally invested in your case, then you have a better chance at expedience and possibly even approval. So, I'm feeling reassured by that.
Anyway, all of that isn't really what my original post was about ... I just wanted to know how long it typically takes for a case to be decided after you have a psych evaluation, AND how much weight the evaluation actually carries when it comes to making the decision. Thank you so much for being so kind in taking the time to respond to my concerns. It means so much, especially when I'm feeling so afraid and so alone right now.
Thank you!!! And if anyone else has something to suggest, I would greatly appreciate your input, too. Much, much, much obliged.
I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!