Social Security Administration: Disability reform....Procedure/time-frame.
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Sen. Kay Hagan
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Rep. Richard Hudson
North Carolina
Sen. Richard Burr

Social Security Administration: Disability reform....Procedure/time-frame.

    1. Michael Hallman
    2. Petition by

      Michael Hallman

      Laurel Hill, NC

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May 2013

Victory

From Michael Hallman: The Social Security Administration sent me a letter Friday with the findings of "Fully Favorable" decision dating back to the date of my accident.

I hear of so many people going through the same similar circumstance as myself. They have paid into a system that completely ignores them in their time of need.  They have completely depleted all their savings as I have just trying to live from day to day while awaiting on the Social Security Administration's Appeals process.  Some taking years before they finally get approved.  

I don't know about you, but most people don't have enough money saved up to last for years awaiting on something they have been paying into all their lives while they have worked so hard for.

This reform is not just for me but for every other hard working American that has paid into a system that is broken and needs to be reformed.

I have emailed all my elected officials:  Govenor, Senators, Congressman, and President.

I’m a single father raising my two children; one 13 and the other is 10. I have served both my country and my community but in my time of need they both have failed to return the favor.

I’m a Disabled Veteran for which I served my country for a little over 8 years in the United States Navy. I later served my community as a Law Enforcement Officer working the capacity as a Narcotics Detective and a Criminal Investigator.

On October 22, 2011 I was involved in major automobile accident for which I was airlifted to Charlotte Medical Center. I suffered from numerous injuries: multiple broken ribs, collapsed lung, multiple fractures in my left shoulder blade, multiple fractures in my left side pelvis, broken tail bone, fracture to my left collar bone, and ruptured diaphragm for which I had to have emergency surgery.

I spent one week in the hospital before I was released. I was only home for one day when I notice and infection in the incisional site on my abdomen so I was taken to our local hospital where they also discovered that the other hospital had left 800cc of blood in my left lung. At the point, I was transported back to Charlotte where I stayed for an additional week. I had to walk with a walker due to my pelvis injury.

Upon my release in November I filed for Social Security Disability due to the numerous injuries that I had sustained, for which I've been denied. I was receiving Home Health Care due to having to pack the abdominal wound due to the infection and allow it to heal from the inside out.

Since I was released from the hospital in November I've had to return numerous times for follow up appointments. Two Doctors have written letters advising the amount of time it would take to recover from my injuries and still Social Security continues to deny my benefits.

I had to have left shoulder surgery in August due to the collar bone injury I sustained back in October 2011. In addition to that surgery I will have to have another abdominal surgery to repair the damage the first ruptured diaphragm repair surgery cause due to the infection, the abdominal muscles have separated and a hernia developed.

Due to the fact that Social Security continues to deny my claim and while awaiting on the appeals process; I have completed exhausted all my savings.  Now my children and I are about to lose our home. 

I would appreciate any help you may be able to provide me and my family. As I said before; I have served both my country and my community but in my time of need they both have failed to return the favor.

Thanks you, 
Michael Hallman

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Favorable Decision...

      Michael Hallman
      Petition Organizer

      Received a call that a "Favorable" decision has been decided in my case. Waiting on the details to arrive via mail. But still others need help with the reform of the process for deciding Disability Cases...I'm not the only one who suffers this long process....Please continue to help gain more supporters so Our Law Makers and push for changes within the Social Security Administration so others don't continue to suffer this long process.

      Thanks again for all those who helped me with this cause and for those who will continue to help.

      Mike

    2. Favorable Decision...

      Michael Hallman
      Petition Organizer

      Received a call that a "Favorable" decision has been decided in my case. Waiting on the details to arrive via mail. But still others need help with the reform of the process for deciding Disability Cases...I'm not the only one who suffers this long process....Please continue to help gain more supporters so Our Law Makers and push for changes within the Social Security Administration so others don't continue to suffer this long process.

      Thanks again for all those who helped me with this cause and for those who will continue to help.

      Mike

    3. Reached Our First Goal....lets take if further....

      Michael Hallman
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone! We have reached 100 signatures, our first big goal. Now, we are going to try to go further with this in hopes your assistance we may reach our next goal to obtain 1000 signatures, in the hopes that it will force those in power to pay more attention...

    4. Reached our first goal...

      Michael Hallman
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone! We have reached 100 signatures, our first big goal. Now, we are going to try to go further with this your signatures will be influential in this. Our next goal is to obtain 1000 signatures, in the hopes that it will force those in power to pay more attention...

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Another surgery...

      Michael Hallman
      Petition Organizer

      Had major abdominal surgery on January 22nd, 2013 to repair the damages caused by the previous surgery to repair my reputed diaphragm. Have to wear a abdominal binder for several months while the ab muscles heal.

      May require additional left shoulder surgery due to additional pain and weakness.

    7. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Julie Gordon CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      THIS ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO BE FIXED! IF A SINGLE PERSON WITHOUT OTHER MEANS BECOMES DISABLED AFTER YEARS OF WORKING AND PAYING TAXES AND SSI; DO IS THAT PERSON EXPECTED TO PAY LIVING EXPENSES FOR 24+ MONTHS!

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    • Briana Broussard LAUREL HILL, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      He deserves this.

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    • Rickey Palmer AKRON, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Its time to March on Washington, D.C. and drag them out of their chairs and boot all the Obama communist out of OUR country.

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    • Robin Whitener MURPHY, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      Social Security Disability benefits can be easily approved for those who abuse drugs and/or alcohol but not for one who has served his country?! Really?

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    • Lynn Hardin MARLBOROUGH, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      A person should not be denied the benefits of something they have paid into for years. Why would anyone volunteer to pay for that?

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