On 9/3/09 I received a brief from the lawyers office that they were faxing to the judge in charge of my disability case. This was a big step. It's already been more than a year, and I've been refused twice. If this didn't work, there would have to be a hearing. Well, I got a call from the lawyers about 2 hours ago. They got the word that my case had been approved. That's good news. What's also good is that they approved the disability date of November 2006, so I'll be getting a largish back payment in a lump sum. Now, so far there's nothing in my hands yet but I was told to be expecting lots of stuff from social security very soon. I'm hopeful that this will be a step forward, and if nothing else it'll mean a small income coming in. Good news? I'm still mixed on it, but I'm hopeful.