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[IP] Disability help needed
I have a few questions maybe someone could help me with. I have
been diabetic for 30 years since age 17, & pumping for 1 year. I have been a
auto mechanic forever until 2 years ago when I could no longer run my auto
repair shop due to problems from my diabetes. After 1 year of not working
someone suggested that I could apply for disability & that I could qualify
because of my hand problems. I have been to a few different physical
therapists & a few different doctors for pain releif of my fingers, burning,
numbness, carpol tunnel syndrome, stiffness & arthritis in the past 2 &1/2
My main diabetic specialist has supplied a letter stating that my
condition will last more than 1 year & my diabetes is very brittle. Other
doctors have supplied letters detailing my 2 hands conditions. Physical
therapists have suppied clinical measurements of my finger's problems.
Neurologists have given me EMG tests & supplied clinical evidence detailing
my nerves deteriorated condition in my hands .
I initially was turned down & told to get a job not requiring so much hand
usage. I made a appeal & furnished additional medical information detailing
severe problems like non awareness of hypos & a brittle diabetic condition.
More physical therapy & documentation from the therapist measuring my hand's
weakness was furnished & my appeal was turned down. Again I was told to look
for a job not requiring too much lifting or usage of my hands. Now I'm
waiting for an appointment of the FINAL part of my appeal process before a
Administrative Law Judge & I NEED HELP> could anyone tell me what I've done
wrong . Under the federal law I have met ALL the requirements & I beleive I
qualify for disability under the rules of our government.
What more could I do to qualify ?
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