M just called to say that his Social Security Disability was approved! It was his second application, and they have approved him as of that date. There's really nothing different in his health now than from when he first applied, so he's thinking of appealing back to that first application, which would have been several years ago. As it is he is approved back to December 2011, so he should get a decent sized check! (Less the attorney's 25% cut.) Of course he said he would like to buy a car. I advised him to get a bus pass. I also told him to get a credit union savings/checking account, as they don't have fees and only require you to keep a minimum $5 - $25 in the savings. So, you know I will be contacting some of you who are more recently experienced with this than I am for answers about Medicare/Medicaid, what happens if you appeal, and so forth. I'm just really glad that he will have something to support himself with.