Tomorrow is Disability Day

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I'm a bag of nerve tonight. ugh I knew I would be.

    Oh, and I was re familiarized with my issue with forms once again. blah! But I muddled through. Doesn't help they give you itty bitty writing space for quite a large amt of info either. I'm taking along info they requested on preliminary paperwork anyway so if they ask to clarify, then I've got it with me.

    But I'll tell you, trying to remember docs/test is almost impossible when there have been so many. And dates, all I did was laugh and leave them blank. For those, they already have the info so they can look it up anyway. But c'mon people, much of this stuff was a decade ago, yeah, you're lucky I even kept doctor info. (and I only did because I thought there a chance he'd need to reapply as an adult. ) And I did remember to add the adult neuro he saw and the blood doctor. medications? He's not been able to take any since we lost him on the insurance and he couldn't get back to either a doctor or afford to pay for them. (and about that time he flat out refused to take them anymore, now he'd be ok with it)

    I was reading over his report from the neuro that diagnosed him with several things. Noticed he got some facts wrong in the report......hmm. Travis never took paxil, it was zoloft and he had a severe reaction to it, never got past the first week on it. But he got the important part right AND I forgot he was the one who suggested we do disability for him as a child and even said he'd tell them he needed it. So that's two neuros as long as they remember what they said.

    Although if they challenge......I'll see if he can been seen by their docs because there is no way the kid will pass any exam.

    So if you would, amp up the juju and positive thoughts for in the morning. I'm going to hop off, take a long soak in the tub in a bit........and try to distract myself until bedtime.

    Thanks.
     
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    You got it! I will be praying and pretzeling for you tomorrow.
     
  3. keista

    keista New Member

    Positive vibes heading out your way!
     
  4. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sending you lots of positive, comforting, success-filled thoughts and prayers...............
     
  5. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Sending warm Canadian SPRING fresh air, soothing bird songs, and lots of patience.
    (with hugs)
     
  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Dont forget to make lots of copies! Of everything you take in, sign, look at, read, etc. LOL. Oh...and make sure they make you his representitive payee so you can do all the talking for him...or do you want easy child or Nichole to be that for him? Just tell them who you want to be it. As long as they are over 18 and have no criminal record its fine.
     
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Do you have to be a representative payee, just to do the talking for him? I think that will be the first question I ask. Because he can manage his money ok. He just doesn't have much clue when it comes to his medical conditions, docs he's seen ect. And of course there can be communication issues too, those could potentially cause some major issues. And you think My memory is bad, omg, his is not only bad but things tend to become distorted with time and blend into other things not related. Especially since the stroke at 18-19.

    As you can see, I'm still up. But I'm heading off to attempt to sleep. If I don't sleep it won't kill me. Nichole is driving and I'm paying for gas. easy child is watching Aubrey and Oliver so we don't have to take them along with us. (she works night shift tomorrow, if she doesn't get called off) I'm enough of an insomniac that one sleepless night won't leave me groggy and senseless, thank heaven.

    Thanks for the positive vibes. I'll update when we get home. We'll be heading out around 7:45am. (omg too early LOL )
     
  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Sending hugs and saying prayers, Lisa.
     
  9. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Im not sure Lisa.. I hope you see this. And SS will decide if he needs a payee I believe unless you push for it yourself. What you may want to do is have Travis give you power of attorney to talk to people such as SS and his medical doctors which would cover you for this purpose. I want off as Cory's payee so badly you cant imagine. I was off for over a year then for some unknown reason they put me back on without even asking me. That ticked me off. I didnt want the job.
     
  10. Hopeless

    Hopeless ....Hopeful Now

    Lisa sending you positive vibes this morning that all goes well.
     
  11. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Lisa,

    Will stay pretzeled all morning... Sending zillions of positive vibes, good thoughts your way... SFR
     
  12. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sending calming, positive vibes your way!
     
  13. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    thinking good thoughts.
     
  14. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    We're back, and I suppose it went ok. The folks at this facility are actually helpful, instead of full of attitude. Travis even got his SS card fixed from a typo that occurred during the last application, they're sending it to him in the mail.

    Good kid that he is, he's learning, he played the white cane to the hilt, made certain it was noticed by the CW. (usually he's trying to make it NOT noticeable) CW basically took down all the info I took great pains in doing last night.......so um yeah, dunno what they sent that paperwork for us to do was for. This guy only took docs that did dxes basically, the relevant ones, not every single doctor known to mankind, which was nice and made sense. I made certain the last neuro (adult) and BSVI were on the list, BSVI especially as they were the last to give him a really good going over for his eyesight.

    And it seems, it's being processed mostly for his blindness. I don't quite understand this.........and it's being said that since he last worked at age 22, that he was not disabled before then because he could "work" although he had the dxes at a much earlier age. (huh??) Since that is the case, very glad I got those 2 recent docs on there.

    So it actually went pretty fast. (records from his last app as a child were recently destroyed, oh well lovely) They do have a record of him filing and him being denied as a child. But this guy says you can't be denied due to income, but the CW we had last time said that was the reason.........so now I'm confused. (she said husband made too much and that we had ample insurance to cover his treatment) I didn't argue with the man, I just told him that was what we were told.

    And I did tell him most doctor dates were guesstimated because well gee, some of these are nearly a decade ago, some even much longer. I'm not going to remember exactly when he saw them for pete's sake. If husband didn't keep a list, I wouldn't even have a clue who half of them were. We're talking about a lifetime here, not a recent injury.

    But oh well, I was honest. And it could be the guy didn't want to get our hopes up too. Which is understandable.

    So then he prints out a sheet that says what we were supposed to have told him. Statements from Travis. 1. says he's not blind. I'm like wtf? We're applying evidently FOR the blindness, now how can one do that if he isn't?? So I pointed that out to the guy. He said something about they state it that way until whatever......but he also got to typing so it "appeared" he corrected it. I missed where it said Travis supposedly stated he was receiving food stamps. Didn't spot that one until on the way home. Which of course he's not.

    Other than that I suppose it went smoothly. We now hold our breath until they get the info and make a decision, or get the info and decide it's not enough and send him to their specialists and then decide.

    If they deny him, I'll contact a lawyer and start it again. Because you're not going to tell me that someone with his long list of dxes is just going to be expected to waltz into the work place and land/keep a job. Please! omg

    Oh, I did ask about him using husband's benefits. According to this guy, he can't because he's over the age of 22, but he's going to double check to be sure. Not that it will make much difference. Seems Travis worked just long enough to insure himself disability. So at least we know that much.
     
  15. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yeah it sounds like he did. The only thing is, would he make more off your husband's benefits? Im not completely sure because they do give more to younger adults between 20 and 30 who get disabled than they do those of us who end up becoming disabled in the 30 to 62 year age. It has to do with the fact that the 20 to 30 year old isnt expected to have been able to have worked at a very well paying job for the ten years so they give some leeway in the rate that they adjust the payment.
     
  16. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    I can't imagine them denying Travis benefits! They would have to be brain dead to do that! Hoping he doesn't have to see a bunch of their specialists in order to get what he needs. I think difficult child 2 has to go through this next year.

    Will stay pretzeled until you get news... SFR
     
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