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Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,725
Posted By mscat40
Re: Change in SSI amount?

Remember this still depends on what state you are living. Their are a few that supplement the SSI which brings up the amount a lot higher then most states that only pay 698 in SSI per month. So if...
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By mscat40
Re: looking at signs, developmental issues

If this helps I use to be a preschool teacher for 20+ years, plus have been around many small children and toddlers whose parents are Bi Lingual sometimes the child can get a little confused with the...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-02-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,725
Posted By mscat40
Re: Change in SSI amount?

What has happened is it is because you are living in your parents home. SSI would go up if you were living by yourself or did not have any cooking facilites in your home. the thing you have to do is...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-02-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By mscat40
Re: Life after Unfavorable Decision.

I am so sorry Aubrey,
Their have been a few people on this board who have dropped their claims after a deniel at the ALJ . And have filied a new one then won. I feel badly that things are happening...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-02-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,723
Posted By mscat40
Re: Buying a hues while on SSI and SSDI?

Yes, everyone is correct. You can own your own home and one car while on SSI. However, If your buy a home and your other home is not sold yet, that will count as a assest , but if you are renting...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,780
Posted By mscat40
Re: I was denied

I understand how you feel , opening that letter and expecting good news, only to read their is the deniel. one thing to remember though most people are denied at the first level, the majority are....
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-02-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,900
Posted By mscat40
Re: My son just diagnosed and feeling lost

Hi there,
i understand the feeling of being lost or devastated after finding out your child has a disability. First thing to do is not blame yourself for this , it is not your fault.
Now that...
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-02-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By mscat40
Re: looking at signs, developmental issues

Your toddler seems to me like she is doing really developmentally. Their are more normal behaviors that she can do then not. It does seem like she should be able to be more verbal, and use more words...
Board: Disabilities 03-29-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,838
Posted By mscat40
Re: What do you say when people ask "What do you do?"

i just needed to get back to this question because currently I am in the process of looking for a new place to live. And this is certainly coming up at every single place we look at. I just simply...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-29-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,149
Posted By mscat40
Re: Had Hearing this morning

Hi there,
i hope you do not have to wait too long to hear if you won , it sounds like you have a great Lawyer and since he use to be a judge knows just how everything works and if he says your...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-29-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By mscat40
Re: Unfavoriable Decision from ALJ, going to appeals council

I am sorry you were denied at the hearing level. You have every right to be upset. I agree with the other poster , that you will need excellent medical docuementation to prove you are severely...
Board: Disabilities 03-27-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,574
Posted By mscat40
Re: Help With Neighbor !

The phone interview is what will fininsh off her application. So what she has not told them yet, should be told to the interviewer. In addidition to her Dr;s information and medications she will need...
Board: Disabilities 03-27-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,739
Posted By mscat40
Re: Well, what are the results to trample out isolation?

Yes, I am thinking about getting involoved with other parents with special needs kids , they meet a couple times a month. I was even thinking about getting involved in helping foster children, they...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-27-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By mscat40
Re: New diagnosis

Sine you have a new diagnoses your attorney should be able to add this onto your claim. Anther hting you can do is call the 1-800 number and find out who your DDS worker is , and submit the new...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-27-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By mscat40
Re: Great News !

Thank you everybody :) It is such a relief knowing things financialy will be ok and we now can live so much closer to the services my son needs in the future and for now. He currently has to ride on...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-26-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By mscat40
Great News !

to those who may remember my son was approved in September for his Adult child Benefits and SSDI, then suddenly we got a disability determination review on his SSI :( they gave us a week to turn in...
Board: Disabilities 03-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,739
Posted By mscat40
Re: Well, what are the results to trample out isolation?

I've been on SSDi for several yeas now. What has happened to me is YES, I have isolated myself very much. to the point that is is difficult to even leave the house. We live in a Rural city and I hate...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,149
Posted By mscat40
Re: Had Hearing this morning

Welcome to the boards bluenanmary,
I am certain you will find this site useful and very informative. It looks like your well on your way of a approval , that is great. how long did it take you to...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-26-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By mscat40
Re: Tough Choices

Looking I am very sorry you have had to go through all of this , and now feel you cannot get the assistance you need. If you don't have the work credits for SSDI and your husband makes too much in...
Board: Disabilities 03-25-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,574
Posted By mscat40
Re: Help With Neighbor !

I agree with the others, she needs to apply for SSDI as soon as possible. She can either cal the 1-800-772- 1213 number and ask for a application packet or she can go down to the local social...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-21-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By mscat40
Re: Time frame for notification of approval

I have heard it can take 30-90 days to hear back from them. It all depends on what the medical evidence says and when it comes in, plus sometimes they send you toa CE which takes up more time.
Board: Disabilities 03-21-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,723
Posted By mscat40
Re: We all need a helping hand...

Hi ferd , I am sorry your not feeling too good. That happens to me , where I will just stay inside for several weeks, and not talk to anyone , expect my son. I just want to lay on the couch and sleep...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-21-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By mscat40
Re: Medicare waiting period

When I was in the process of my claim I went to the department of social services and applied for Medi-Cal, that is what CA residents have, and in other states it is Medicaid. I was approved , and so...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-21-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By mscat40
Re: Rfc forms

alsee, send it as soon as possible , this will only support your claim and make it stronger. Especially that you have supportive Dr.s good luck to you , this may speed up the process and give you a...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-21-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,778
Posted By mscat40
Re: WHY do we have to do ALL this paperwork over?

I did not know SSA will take your inforamtion over the phone after a deniel. That is a new one for me. I think most attorneys will not take a claim unitl after it has been denied a couple of times...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-19-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By mscat40
Re: Approved OTR before hearing

Congradulations on your approval! The hard part is over, but i know the waiting is so stressful. Hopefully you will hear something very soon. It is great you were approved :)
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-18-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By mscat40
Re: Request of Alj hearing notice.

I not very familiar with the hearing level, but if I was able to get my hands on my file I would certainly do it. I think it would give you a leg up when the judge starts asking you questions about...
Board: Diabetes 03-15-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By mscat40
Re: New health problems

have the diabetes thing too, and have to take Metaformin as well, it runs in my family really bad. my younger brother has it and our father dise from complications of it. I have vision probalems from...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,821
Posted By mscat40
Re: First time

Yes, I also noticed HB was acting very unstable yesterday, glad it is back up and running. I also thin you have a very good chance of winning your claim. Your age, and all of your work experience is...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-12-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By mscat40
Re: THey LOST My Paperwork!

Yes, that is really bad for them to lose your paperwork, i do agree that somehow the paperwork has to go back to DDS , it could determine your claim as a approval or deniel so it is very important. I...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-11-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,766
Posted By mscat40
Re: Why do people lose at ALJ hearing with a lawyer?

I also agree that having a Lawyer that specializes in social security claims only has a enormous impact on a approval or deniedl. Havin all your currect medical records is also very important , and...
Board: Disabilities 03-11-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,097
Posted By mscat40
Re: I seem OK till it comes to Adult/Complex Conversations

once you apply for benefits it is for both SSI & SSDI. Social Security will determine which one you qualify for. If youhave worked enough and hace enough work credits you will recieve SSDI if you...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-11-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,007
Posted By mscat40
Re: RFC Form

I have heard of those RFC forms but I do not know if it is standard practice to send them to your DR. A lot of times the DR's can fill paperwork out electronically and it is sent directly to DDS. I...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,061
Posted By mscat40
Re: I Just Need to Vent

You can go down to your nearest social security office and add the DR. to your claim, just have his name and address, plus phone number to the information, and they will have you sign a medical...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-10-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By mscat40
Re: Got Prescription assistance letter today

That is great news :) I am glad things are coming together for you PanicAttacker. Now you can focus on your health and start feeling better. I am very happy for you. I also get state assistance...
Board: Disabilities 03-10-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,723
Posted By mscat40
Re: We all need a helping hand...

that's ok Ferd, I just think it wopuld be hard to have to waiy until the middlr of the month when on SSDO to get a check, when most bills need to be paid at the beggining og th month such as rent ....
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-10-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By mscat40
Re: Question??

For SSI most states only pay $698.00 total, expect for a few states that add a state beneift like California. In Ca. the highest is around $873 a month. For SSDI it is a lot higher becasue they...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-10-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,799
Posted By mscat40
Re: I finally received my social security backpay!!

For social security your diagnoses is a little important , however they are more interested in knowing how it affects your ability to work and if their are any other jobs out there you can do despite...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-10-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By mscat40
Re: Received new info today-seems odd to me...

You could probably figure it all out after you recieve your award letter how much was paid to your attorney. I did not have to have one, I won at the reconsideration level, however as fully prepared...
Board: Disabilities 03-10-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,723
Posted By mscat40
Re: We all need a helping hand...

My birthday is on the 3rd so I do get my money deposited every month on the 3rd , and my son gets his ADult Child benefit on te 3rd, then he gets his SSI on the 1rst. People on SSI always get their...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,061
Posted By mscat40
Re: I Just Need to Vent

Generly it takes 2-5 months on a initial application to hear anything back from social security , they don't push anything up fast even if it is adeniel, it a a long slow process in their part. You...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-09-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By mscat40
Re: Received new info today-seems odd to me...

I do not think it sounds ightfor your medicare to start billing you before you even have it, that wouold make me very upset. I got my medicard right away and the state helps pay for the premiums, and...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-09-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,293
Posted By mscat40
Re: How long does a CDR take?

My son got one just as he turned a little after 18 , and it was for his SSI. SSA only gave me a week to provide the paperwork. That was on Jan.20 and had to have it back before no later then Jan 27....
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-09-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,061
Posted By mscat40
Re: I Just Need to Vent

If it is for the social serices department , I would call your worker and double check to make sure they have all the paperwork they need because you are going out of town and cannot afford to lose...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,061
Posted By mscat40
Re: I Just Need to Vent

It is so difficult to have to deal with so many different angencies , one mess up that can affect how you family lives and survives on can be do deterimental. Even when it is their fault they messed...
Board: Disabilities 03-08-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,723
Posted By mscat40
Re: We all need a helping hand...

Yes it is so hard to have to always keep waiting for that letter in the mail or a hearing to determine if you are approved. i hate the waiting time, that feels like it plays on your emotions and it...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-07-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,941
Posted By mscat40
Re: Going tomorrow

you will be ok , i know how stressful it can be to have to go and get a exam but like others have said it should be quick. It 's all a part of the process many people have been through , so your not...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-05-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,700
Posted By mscat40
Re: Denied again.

I was not denied at the hearing stage, but did get approved at the reconsideration level. The important thig about this level is try to add new evidence supporting your claim. They want to see new...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-04-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By mscat40
Re: Mental Health Issues With SSI and Children

I have herd most people obtain a Lawyter eng denied a couple of times and your claim is going to be appealed to the hearing level. It is best to obtain one that only works for social security claims...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-02-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
Posted By mscat40
Re: It's official

Congradualtions Jacki :) I am so happy for you . If you have any questions about the judge's decision i would ask my attorney what it meant. how long did it take you from start to finish ? It must be...
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