Do you have an Application pending with Social Security for Disability (like me) and you are waiting for a determination? Read this posting for a hidden secret to expediting it.
I BELIEVE I HAVE STUMBLED ACROSS ONE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S BEST HIDDEN SECRETS.......
Do you have an application in to Social Security for Disability (like me) and you are waiting 6-9 months for your "determination"? Did you know that each US Senator's office is staffed with caseworkers waiting to assist you with expediting requests to any of the federal agencies below should you have a valid need for help? This is one of the services provided to us that no one knows about. What a find!!!
Need help getting your application expedited? Go to your Senator's website. Look for the "PRIVACY ACT CONSENT FORM". download it and complete it with a short description of what I you need their help with. In my case, within 7 days I will be assigned a caseworker to discuss my application in depth. I will then work one-on-one with this person to come up with a presentation my Senator, Marco Rubio will make on the Senate floor for approval to ask the SS Admin to expedite the determination of my case. If SS approves my app, Rubio just cut through the red tape for me and saved 3-5 of more of my life waiting!!!!!!
Here is Rubio's website link: http://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/casework#ED306E3C-77F6-47F3-8F9F-665024733180
Here's the list of departments your Senator can assist you with:
Labor (for immigrant Foreign Labor Certifications)
Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas
So if you or anyone your know has submitted a claim for disability to Social Security, don't wait. Get your signed form in today!!!! Please be sure to share this post if relevant to anyone you know.
NOTE: The Senator can only assist with the request to expedite. This will not help or hurt the determination for your case; only expedite it. Your Senator cannot fight for you or answer any legal questions. They also cannot assist with appeals. Read the area on your Senator's website carefully for the limitations and how to apply.
I hope I helped at least one person with this "secret" information. Please feel free to share this to your social media to help spread the word.
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