You need to allege back pain and depression. The law requires consideration of subjective complaints. So, if someone alleges disabling pain and depression, they have a better chance, even if all of the objective documentation isn’t there. This is especially true when a denial is appealed to the hearing level and goes before an Administrative Law Judge.
I have a question. I have been diagnosed with a chronic disease that is hard to handle. What are my odds of getting disability benefits.
A sister-in-law's husband is on SSI disability, barely 50. Claimed his back is messed up and he can't work. My mother-in-law needed a broken TV console taken out. I told her I would need help, because it was 150 to 250 pounds and bulky. Next time I came it was gone. Mom says he carried it out and down a couple flights of stairs himself. So much for a bad back. He's constantly carrying stuff to flea markets for sale. Hate the lazy jerk.
do you know how many calls I get from people on SSI who tell me that their doctors wont recertify their back disability again and that they are now enormously depressed about it and need an evaluation for major depressive disorder and disability.
More than you can imagine.
And they think that working with them is doing me a favor.
I tell them I am the wrong person for that evaluation.
They usually hang up quietly.