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Old 06-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Great news!!!

We went to the ssa office today and spoke to a very nice lady there. She told us again that the backpay is at the processing center but the SSI part of the process is being hold up for them to verify if he qualifies for SSI. He qualified for SSI but we declined the SSI Why? Because if he had accepted SSI it would have slowed the process of him receiving his back pay... up to 6 months. She also explained to him that if he accepted SSI they would have to recalculate the amount of his SSDI back pay because any money that was paid out for SSI would have to be paid back from his SSDI back pay...So in him declining the SSI, his SSDI back pay will process faster and be untouched. She told him that it takes up to 30 days with process center to receive his back pay but hopefully it will be much.

She explained that his medicare is effective the first of this month (June) and his Medicare part A is free ( for hospital visits) and Medicare part B is $99.90 (for doctor visits) and prescription drugs has a co pay but she also said that once he gets his medicare id info he can apply online for QMB and it will pay for his medicare part B and his co payment for his presciption drugs and doctor they will be free...yayyyyy!!!

She also said that he can come in or call the local office and get a copy of the medicare card...

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Old 06-15-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: Great news!!!

Congrats on being almost to the end of the journey. Just a bit of information from going through this process with my son. You have to apply for QMB at the state level and they have very very strict income guidelines so when he gets his back pay you may lose QMB for the month he gets his back pay in and have to reapply. Also if it is a large amount you will have to spend it down to under the amounts that your state allows for resources. There are some resources not counted like your home you live in and one car. As long as your resources like cash, bank accounts and such are over the limits he will not qualify for QMB for any month you are over. Once everything settles out you will also be able to go back and reapply for SSI they will not pay the back pay but he can get it from the date you reapply forward and it is nothing like what you have already gone through as he has already been declared disabled so all you have to prove is your income is low enough that he qualifies.

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