Re: Can you get insurance if you're not working?
Thanks so much to both of you that helped a lot!
janewhite1, I have heard of healthy NY and it sounded really good but when I checked their web site it said this...
"The goal of the Healthy NY program is to promote and provide affordable insurance coverage to eligible small businesses that are not currently offering health insurance coverage to their employees. Healthy NY is also available to eligible uninsured working individuals and sole proprietors."
So does this mean that I would have to be working to qualify?
cardshark, I'm glad to hear that you got on SSI! You got on it so fast everyone has been telling me how long of a process it is. I was hoping to get on SSI but since I'm only 24 I don't think that I would be able to. I posted on the disabilities message board asking if people though that I would ever be accepted, here is my post...
"Hi everybody, my name is Kelly and I am 24 years old. I don't know much about disabilities benefits but I would like to try and apply for SSI. I have not worked since 2004 and when I did work it was just a part time job at a bakery but I couldn't even handle that. Since then I have been attending a community college part time. I feel like I will never be able to work again because I have so much pain physically and mentally. I had surgery in 1999 to correct scoliosis and then I developed fibormyalgia, which consists of major fatigue, back, neck, arm, feet and leg pain and also TMJ. I also suffer from depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety and migraines. The one thing that I do know about disability benefits is that they are very hard to receive but do you think that with my situation I would ever be able to win my case? If anyone has any other info on SSI benefits that would be very helpful. Thanks so much for your time"
Do you think that I would ever be able to get on SSI?
Thanks so much again to both of you for your help!