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Forum: Social Security Disability 11-13-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,742
Posted By -Mimi-
Hi Sirus - I can't address the spend down...

Hi Sirus -

I can't address the spend down right now because my brain isn't working too well to think.

Qualifying for Medicaid has a lot of advantages. Your state will pay your $96 Medicare ...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-11-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,150
Posted By -Mimi-
Knowsalittle, maybe you should change your name...

Knowsalittle, maybe you should change your name to knowsNOTHING.

I have typed several responses to your post and realized, people like you do NOT matter to people like me. I feel sorry for you...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-09-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,742
Posted By -Mimi-
Sirius - I didn't have to apply for Medicaid. ...

Sirius - I didn't have to apply for Medicaid. When I received a phone call to discuss the SSI process from an SSI rep, she handled everything. I received a letter stating I was eligible for SSI...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-09-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,742
Posted By -Mimi-
Sirius - You are correct in that the waiting...

Sirius -

You are correct in that the waiting period applies to Medicare. If you are approved for SSI, you will automatically get Medicaid. Medicaid will be your primary insurance until Medicare...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-09-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,150
Posted By -Mimi-
Keith, you are one VERY blissful person. Maybe...

Keith, you are one VERY blissful person. Maybe you should think before you post if that is possible.

Here is why.......My granddaughter was born with Down Syndrome. She is on SSI and is only 15...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-09-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,742
Posted By -Mimi-
First of all, its my understanding that you have...

First of all, its my understanding that you have 9 months to spend down your back pay. States offer programs for people who are entitled to Medicare and have low income. The programs may pay some or...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-09-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By -Mimi-
If they approve your dire needs letter, you may...

If they approve your dire needs letter, you may not have a hearing. It could be reviewed by one of the judge's assistants (I can't remember their technical name/abbreviation).

I went through...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-09-2009, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By -Mimi-
Hoosier, if you are eligible for SSI, it will...

Hoosier, if you are eligible for SSI, it will offset from SSDI. In other words, if your monthly benefit for SSI was the max of $674 and your monthly SSDI amount is $1,500, you will only get $826...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-09-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,821
Posted By -Mimi-
Sirius - You qualify for the $250 stimulus...

Sirius - You qualify for the $250 stimulus check. Have you began receiving benefits or have you received your back pay? If not, once your claim hits the system, you can call your local SS Office...
Forum: Social Security Disability 10-09-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By -Mimi-
Sirius, There can be "exceptions" but it all...

Sirius, There can be "exceptions" but it all depends on when you actually file vs. when they deem there is enough medical evidence to declare an "onset" date. Since you filed 3 years after you went...
Forum: Social Security Disability 06-20-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By -Mimi-
You might want to clarify something. You...

You might want to clarify something. You appealed it 1/1/09 but approved as of 6/1/09. If your approval letter states 6/1/09 is your disability date, you will still have a 5 month waiting period. ...
Forum: Social Security Disability 04-11-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By -Mimi-
Blondy, I also had the same phone call from my...

Blondy, I also had the same phone call from my local office. I got out my approval letter and made them tell me my case number and some other info that was in my letter before I provided any...
Forum: Social Security Disability 04-07-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,510
Posted By -Mimi-
You nailed it. There was a special on news...

You nailed it. There was a special on news tonight. It stated that the system was being inundated by claims that they suspect is due to being laid off. They will be scrutinizing claims more...
Forum: Social Security Disability 03-14-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By -Mimi-
Mike, your thinking is correct. Reviews are...

Mike, your thinking is correct. Reviews are based on the diagnosis related to the disability. I also think they consider age with the diagnosis. If someone is younger and "employable" because they...
Forum: Social Security Disability 03-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By -Mimi-
What in the world does the house someone lives in...

What in the world does the house someone lives in have to do with a disability forum? If she lives in a mansion, WHO CARES? I don't! I say more power to her and it shows she obviously is either...
Forum: Social Security Disability 03-10-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By -Mimi-
Hoosier - I am copying something here that you...

Hoosier - I am copying something here that you might be able to discuss with Allsup. I don't know if they even bother to pursue this avenue but its YOUR case and if you fall under this category...
Forum: Social Security Disability 03-10-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By -Mimi-
Alot depends on the reason they are holding the...

Alot depends on the reason they are holding the backpay. I think yours is being held for the SSI offset from how I read your post. This means they have to do the review of what you have been paid...
Forum: Social Security Disability 03-06-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By -Mimi-
Quacky - What disability date or application...

Quacky -

What disability date or application date is your husband using? What it is all going to come down to is if they find the decision favorable, what date they determine is the onset date...
Forum: Social Security Disability 02-18-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By -Mimi-
I can't help with an attorney in Georgia but...

I can't help with an attorney in Georgia but wanted to mention something else. Look for disability advocates in your area. A friend of mine opted to use an advocate in lieu of an attorney. Her...
Forum: Social Security Disability 02-18-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By -Mimi-
Breeze - Have you contacted Medicare...

Breeze -

Have you contacted Medicare regarding Part B? I don't even recall being asked about Part B in my application for disability. Anyway, the main thing that caught my eye was your mention...
Forum: Social Security Disability 01-01-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By -Mimi-
Updated to include all info, my case is COMPLETE...

Updated to include all info, my case is COMPLETE :D

Social Security onset and entitlement dates:
7/15/05 Disability Onset date
01/06 First month of entitlement (after 5 month wait)
1/08...
Forum: Social Security Disability 12-18-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By -Mimi-
Mine also has DI after it. My guess is that DI...

Mine also has DI after it. My guess is that DI means social security disability vs. social security retirement. I wonder if the retirement code would be RE based on that theory.
Forum: Social Security Disability 12-12-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By -Mimi-
I have been in employee benefits as a broker and...

I have been in employee benefits as a broker and in human resources for 20+ years prior to my disability. That link provided even has contradictory information. The chart on page 5 says 100 or...
Forum: Social Security Disability 12-12-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By -Mimi-
Lisa, I can't help out much with the programs...

Lisa, I can't help out much with the programs because in TN there isn't a whole lot available that I am finding. Medicaid here doesn't cover prescriptions if you have Medicare. This may hold true...
Forum: Social Security Disability 12-08-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By -Mimi-
SSI is basically a "low income, needs based"...

SSI is basically a "low income, needs based" disability program for either those who have become disabled without enough work credits to draw SSDI, the SSDI benefit is below the SSI benefit amount...
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