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Re: Disability Benefits

From: Lee


Hi Stacy, I am am 29 year old woman who has vaso vagal syndrome. My incidents are not frequent but they are severe. I've been like this since age 3. For the past 5 years I have been collecting social security disability for my condition bc I was having problems at work. I was denied benefits initially then I appealed and went before a judge. The judge and the medical review board asked tons of questions and it took over a year for me receive benefits. I just kept plugging away even though it seemed hopeless. The two key factors that helped overturn my appeal were 1.) I had over 10 different jobs which I could not maintain. The judge said he believed I was making a strong effort and there wasn't any suitable work. 2.) I had an incident while I was in the presence of my neurologist who happened to be monitering my heart and brain activity. I flatlined for 1 minute and it was all documented. Just wanted you to know that social security disabilty benefits might be an option for you. Good luck.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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