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I have been going through an ordeal with my AOD since Dec. 2009 (when I applied for SSDI/SSI). I alleged Sept. 2001 as my onset date (last day of SGA); the FO employee mistakenly entered Nov. 2009 as my AOD (which is simply my protective filing date). Four long years later, I am about to appear at my third ALJ hearing which was remanded twice now strictly to clarify my AOD. During my 2nd hearing, the ME and ALJ stipulated I met listing 14.09C1, but as of a much later onset date (because of this ongoing incorrect AOD issue). Both my treating doctors' RFC's suggested 2000-2001 as the date they believed my condition became disabling. I received a late diagnosis of AS in Oct. 2003, but because of the pathology of this progressive disease, SSR 83-20 comes into play. I have records back to 1989.I have read many Federal appeals claims where the onset date was the most disputed topic. For my claim, it’s the most important aspect because it not only determines WHEN I became disabled, but it will also determine the amount for my monthly benefits. Since I stopped working in 2001, the more zero-income years used to calculate my PIA/AIME, the lower my monthly benefits become. I find these matters almost impossible to explain to my current representative to where he will give them their proper attention. Considering the fact both my treating doctors have submitted favorable RFC’s suggesting 2001 as my AOD (and with no other opinions stating otherwise except the incorrect AOD matter) and the rules written in SSR 83-20, is there any reason the ALJ would not be required to accept their conclusions as true under the rules about opinion weight?