Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:50 AM
I really appreciate your help.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:51 AM
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.
It is what it is...........
Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:01 AM
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.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:50 AM
Much love, Alice
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:06 PM
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
Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:45 PM
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.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:36 PM
Much love, Alice