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Old 01-17-2020, 07:44 AM #1
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My husband has Parkinsonís & Is on a cane, he shakes badly and his neurologist has filled out forms saying he is disabled plus told him he wouldnít be able to work anymore to apply for disability so he did, he went to his hearing yesterday in front of a judge, he was in there around 40 min and said the vocational expert said he could go back to one of his jobs which is is very crazy and there is no way he could do warehouse work that he used to do which is what she stated he could do, they are a lot of lifting and bending,walking sitting and he has major problems with everything and most of that above he canít do, how in the world would the vocational expert say this to someone in his condition that should be against the laws for someone to do a person in his condition this way plus the man worked for 30 plus years 27 years for the same company was only off once in those years working which he hurt his back, my question is will this deny him for the third time or might the judge make a decision based on what he seen and what medical records he has turned in from doctors that he is going to, I feel so sorry for him because he is a honest person and has done nothing wrong itís just facts that he has and is getting done this way just donít understand why or how they are doing this to him, it isnít like he quit work and signed up for disability, he got his shoulder hurt at work had to have a surgery done on it and after the surgery is when all the Parkinsonís started and the problems that come with Parkinsonís, anyway Iím wanting to know if he can still be approved even though the vocational expert said he could do one of his previous jobs which makes no sense what so ever the man canít hardly walk crazy.....Makes Me Sick At My Stomach.......Anyway Thanks For Any Input!!
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did he have a lawyer and if so did the lawyer object or refute the vocational expert? yes, people do get approved despite what the vocational expert may say.

the alj should be looking at the totality of the evidence. of course it doesnt help that the vocational expert said that, but it isnt the overall deciding factor. if he has been going to that neurologist for any length of time, and the neurologist forwarded the records that ssa requested and if the records are detailed, the neurologists opinion should carry the most weight.

i think the fact that your husband did warehouse work may help his case because its heavily physical, and obviously he's not capable of doing it anymore according to the symptoms you described.
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Thank you for replying to me, I so hope he looks at my husbands records & saw how bad he really is and I say again, itís a shame that someone in the law system could say in his condition that he could go to a warehouse and work that blows my mind that it was even said, also yes his neurologist has filled out forms on top of forms for him stating his condition and that he can not work at doing anything because of several conditions, memory, dizziness, shaking, jerking and canít raise or use his right arm above his chest area plus that the symptoms will worsen and not get any better which they have already, he also takes tons of medications for everything from Parkinsonís to memory, panic attacks etc etc, again I want to thank you for taking the time to give me and my family some hope because Iím afraid he is going to hurt him self over all he has been through, he isnít a person that is trying to use this system the man needs help and has no where else to turn to for income plus has worked his entire life plus paid into this stuff for 30+yrs, amazing how laws in this world can allow people to do someone thatís in his condition the way he has been done simply AMAZING WOW is all I have to say plus a shame.............Thank You Again!!

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did he have a lawyer and if so did the lawyer object or refute the vocational expert? yes, people do get approved despite what the vocational expert may say.

the alj should be looking at the totality of the evidence. of course it doesnt help that the vocational expert said that, but it isnt the overall deciding factor. if he has been going to that neurologist for any length of time, and the neurologist forwarded the records that ssa requested and if the records are detailed, the neurologists opinion should carry the most weight.

i think the fact that your husband did warehouse work may help his case because its heavily physical, and obviously he's not capable of doing it anymore according to the symptoms you described.
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Make sure all drs reports stating limitations & all symptoms is clearly noted.
Is he limited in ADLs? (activities of daily living)
energy levels? work 8 hr day ? 5 days a wk? part time?? not at all?
Medication effects is something to note also..driving? memory?

Did the voc person do the physical testing with him?

check our sticky threads for tips and help also..
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Make sure all drs reports stating limitations & all symptoms is clearly noted.
Is he limited in ADLs? (activities of daily living)
energy levels? work 8 hr day ? 5 days a wk? part time?? not at all?
Medication effects is something to note also..driving? memory?

Did the voc person do the physical testing with him?

check our sticky threads for tips and help also..

Yes he canít do anything around home anymore, been out of work since 2017 which got hurt and went down hill from there with him problem after problem starting happening to him after that surgery, we knew for years that they was something wrong with him because he used to do everything and started back about 10yrs ago he couldnít get enough sleep stayed tired all the time struggled to get through his day at work because of his energy level was going to doctors trying to figure out what was wrong but they never could find it, then about 5yrs ago his head starting getting a slight shake every now and then but just didnít really think much about it until he had the shoulder surgery which has absolutely killed him in every way, we didnít know he had the Parkinsonís going into surgery but that was his problem all along they just never caught it or sent him for testing until the symptoms was so bad, anyway on the meds he has side effects but stays in bed a lot basically all the time and he takes so many he doesnít know what meds does what to him, he has sweats, diarrhea at times, headaches a lot, upset stomach, blurred vision, dizziness, no energy and several other factors that he lives with everyday of his life, he canít drive a vehicle anymore doctors said he cannot drive anymore, someone supposed to be with him 24hrs a day in case he falls which at times he has to be alone because me & my daughter have to work, now on the VOC physical part I donít think so, I think he said she just asked him questions about what type of work he did in the past which was a DME technician, warehouse worker, she asked what he did in those jobs and he answered, the hearing was held video teleconference and the only people that was with him in person was his attorney, I hope I have answered most of your questions if not please just ask I will do best I can with info you ask for........Thanks Again!!

PS=That is another thing he canít drive a vehicle but he can go work in a warehouse driving a forklift and lifting all day......So stupid I have never in my life seen such people in this world do someone the way this man has been done and the man loved to work his record shows that but he cannot help his conditions but I guess that doesnít matter to these people in the law system....Shame
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Usually if 55 or so they tend to allow for age related issues, since closer to retirement age..

If you feel atty is lacking I believe you can change for another one..
might be worth searching for info on that..
Sometimes they want to know what the dr says person can or cannot do.. if no driving at all the dr can say that in report..
If shaking & weak and fall risk, that needs to be stated, has he fallen and gone to ER or dr for a check up after that., that is good for the record aspect..

You might explore our PD forum also..for help on meds & side effects and such..

As my dad got into his 80s w/PD additional meds had to be reduced & finally stopped due to effects and some weren't working anyway..so why take them..
His body could not process the mix i think..

Depending on what your dh meds are for, might be good to evaluate what is really needed, or not working, or too many SE (side effects)..
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[QUOTE=Jo*mar;1282950]Usually if 55 or so they tend to allow for age related issues, since closer to retirement age..

If you feel atty is lacking I believe you can change for another one..
might be worth searching for info on that..
Sometimes they want to know what the dr says person can or cannot do.. if no driving at all the dr can say that in report..
If shaking & weak and fall risk, that needs to be stated, has he fallen and gone to ER or dr for a check up after that., that is good for the record aspect..

You might explore our PD forum also..for help on meds & side effects and such..

As my dad got into his 80s w/PD additional meds had to be reduced & finally stopped due to effects and some weren't working anyway..so why take them..
His body could not process the mix i think..

Depending on what your dh meds are for, might be good to evaluate what is really needed, or not working, or too many SE (side effects)..[/QUOTE

Thank You for your time & input, he has switched atty already but they all seem the same, talk a big game then when you sign papers they sit on there butts do nothing because I feel they try to make it as long as they can to get that top dollar out of the case just my opinion, also his doctors have put all the info in writing and turned it in to SSD for there records, his atty at the hearing yesterday told the ALJ about no driving and all the info that has been listed above in comments, the only thing I was worried about is how he said the VE told he could go back to one of his previous jobs which is so crazy can not believe someone would say that to my husband in the shape he is in unbelievable, he canít hardly walk and has fallen once almost cell couple other times but went into the wall at home but they say he can work in a warehouse lifting 50+ pound boxís driving heavy machinery reach over his head climb ladders wow unbelievable really sad world......Anyway Again Thanks To Everyone That Has Took Time To Give Us Info We Really Appreciate All The Kind Words/Info.....Thank You!!
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Document the falls & near falls , take him to dr right after even if he seems OK , it all needs to be in the paperwork..
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Document the falls & near falls , take him to dr right after even if he seems OK , it all needs to be in the paperwork..

Ok, Thanks Again & If He Falls Again We Will Do That, He Is Very Careful Now That He Has Fell Or Almost Fell So Many Times......

Thanks Again So Much!!
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