Shortly after writing last week’s update on the phone call I got from social security (about my SSDI application) I received my first rejection letter.
Again, I must say I wasn’t very phased by this, because I understand that I will probably get two rejections before a potential acceptance.
I can see how a rejection letter could shake the very foundation of one’s being though. Reading the letter was like having needles poking into my stomach. I think it is human nature to feel sick when you’ve struggled and someone denies you acknowledgment of that.
I am in the process of contacting my advocate to get the ball rolling on the next step (the appeal), as I have 60 days from the date of receiving the rejection letter to request an appeal. Shouldn’t be a problem, and I’d like to do it much sooner to get things moving again.
That way I can hurry up and wait.