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#1 Alice02

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:50 AM

Hello everyone, I haven’t been on for quiet sometimes due to daily severe pain. I’m sure every one of you knows how that is. I spend most of my day in bed feeling sorry for myself. I received a letter today from the Social Security Office and I need your help, advises or any suggesting. I would I appreciate very much. Letter stated an appointment to up-date my SSI application which I did apply for a long with SSDI last month, I did that after I realized even if I get approved for SSDI the amount of money I will get is very small not enough to live on. Letter says to bring a proof of household expensive and monthly income and so for. I don’t know why they asking me for more proof even though I did provide all the documents when I applied.

I really appreciate your help.

Alice

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:51 AM

Alice:

I may be wrong, but my husband's cousin has SSI and along with that gets additional benefits such as Medicare, food stamps, etc. to help with the day to day living costs. I get SSD and do not qualify for food stamps and Medicare will kick in two years from now.

The Government probably wants the proof of income to see if you qualify for the food stamps and other offerings. I would continue with the application and see where it progresses or place a phone call to your contact at SS with your questions.

You didn't say....are you presently working? If not, any amount is better than no amount at all.

Keep us posted.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:01 AM

Hi Alice,

Unfortunately our government offices are not organized. :) Therefore it is not uncommon for them to lose or misplace what you already gave them. Some of what they ask for is completely redundant, but you need to play the game, giving them everything they ask for each time. Make sure you keep copies of this kind of thing, so when they ask for it again, you have it readily available.

It's just the process, no matter how frustrating.....

Sending positive thoughts your way.
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#4 Alice02

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:50 AM

I appreciate your help ladies. I have not work for almost a year and I'm currently recieving medicaid that is cover the cost of my doctors visits and my medications. On my first interview I did show them all documents, but the lady who interviewed me did not keep any of them of make copies. So I figure that how it's work. In their letter now they requesting documents such my checking acount and proof of any income that I recieve. I'm grateful that I have wonderful friends that are helping me financially until I get approve. I'm just wondering how they don't know that I am in system since I do recieve medicaid. I have been calling my local social office using the number they provide me with if I have any question and I have not been successful yet.

Much love, Alice

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:06 PM

Alice,
Good luck on your application. Yes, it is frustrating reaching the local office -- I hope you have a redial button on your phone and can press it 30 times to finally get through! And then once you do, don't be surprise if all of sudden you are disconnected and have to press the redial button another 30 times. My neighbor told me to try the national 800 number in the evenings for a quicker response. I haven't tried that as my issues are hung up in the local office. Good luck. Gidget

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:45 PM

Alice ~ In Delaware, the Social Services office and the Social Security office are completely seperate. They DO NOT talk to each other nor do they cooperate with each other. Not sure if that's the problem there or not, but someone did mention to keep copies of everyting...that's the BEST advice anyone could give you. Keep real good records and copies of everything (even your bills).
I wonder sometimes why they (state/government) make it so difficult on people who obvioussly need help. Hang in there and just play the game, it will all work out in the end.
Much love,
Nina

#7 Alice02

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:36 PM

I appreciate your kind response: Truman, Sweet, Gidget and Nina. Your replies made me feel so much better, especially Gidget I laughed so hard reading your reply on how is impossible to get through the social security office, as sick as I am you made feel good and happy tonight. I thank you so much ladies.

Much love, Alice