I finally got my lawyer on the line today and he said that he hasn't received a date for a hearing yet from the state , also I just reached MMI on Monday , My Dr. said to me that he was sorry he couldn't get me better than he did and I should just be happy that I am not in a wheelchair , he checked off the box marked permanent impairment expected and told me he feels that I will no longer be able to drive truck again and advised me to sign up for SSDI ..I am new to all of this , don't know what to expect next . Will it take awhile for my actual impairment rating to be done ? and when that comes through what than ? Thank you guys for the input I'm really thankful for it .
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also ...just one more question ...does how many dependents I claim affect what my weekly benefit amount is in the state of Maine ? or is it just the flat 80% of my AWW that I should be getting ?