Ok...I found out that I was approved for Social Security Disability in May of this year. When I found out my monthly payment amount I checked the guidelines for the Medicaid for the Disabled and found out that I would qualify for that program along with my Medicare each month. My Social Security was approved in May but it was retroactive back to 2004 based on when they decided my onset of disability was. I applied in June...June 6th in fact, for Medicaid for the Disabled and I took in all the paperwork needed to get my application approved. At that time I told the application worker I needed the Medicaid retroactive to August of 2005 because of medical bills from a hospital stay that amounted to around 19K. It is in the manual that they have to open up a prior application I made in July of 2005 that was denied because my Social Security case was now approved. Everyone with me still? Ok...this worker didnt approve my Medicaid case in the alloted time limit. They only have 60 days to either approve or deny a case and he did neither. I kept calling him every 3 weeks to see what was going on with my case and he either never answered his phone or he kept putting me off. I attempted to call his supervisor and she never answered her phone either. I left message after message. Finally about a week and a half ago I got the notice that I had been approved. Seems this other caseworker has been let go. I call and ask about the retro medicaid. This new worker has no clue. I ask about it again. She asks me to go in to the office. I go in today with the info from the manual to show her. She takes the info I show her from the Medicaid Manual and my case record and goes to talk to her supervisor and comes back and tells me that the information in my file doesnt show the dates that my Social Security goes back to and that I will need to get that information and then make a new application with an Application worker for the retro medicaid! Ok...now Im ticked! If the old worker who got fired had simply called me and told me he needed one more piece of info...I would have brought it to him...or even better...if he had pulled up a screen in HIS computer it would have shown him when my disability was effective!!!!! Ohhhhh this isnt over. I know too much. Dont mess with someone who knows the system as well as I do. One thing I have to remember now is that I am the client now and I dont have to be nice and quiet. I had to be calm and controlled and polite in there for so long that I forget that I can show my butt now. I intend to call the supervisors and the program managers and even the darn director if needed because they have messed up royally. I really dont care if they remember me anymore. I am tired of tip toeing around hoping no one sees me that I used to know. If I have to call the state in and make my county pay money back then oh well. I will do it. They have messed with the wrong person this time.