I got denied for SSI/SSD 3 times with Social Security and so I got a lawyer. I have been unable to work since December 2009.Social Security says I can work( wrong). My lawyer put in for a hearing. I am also getting the help from a Senator in Oregon, both are working great for me. 1st my case was reviewed, then it was sent to a senior Attorney for Social Security, and I get another letter from Sen. office and my file is with a Decison Writer. just wondered what that means? I havent seen a judge yet. so does that mean that looking at all current info that I cant work and that I could get SSI/SSD?, I need surgery on back ( herniated discs and rheumetoid Arthritis), and knee replacement on both knees (Degenerative Arthritis in both knees).It has been 1 month since went to Decision writer.