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user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
Oct 15th '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" if you want to get approved the first time around ALWAYS have a medical professional fill out explanations ... [snip!] ... to that my son gets it too as child support, since he can't work to pay it and all i did was the application process."


I've done that already, but like I said, I'm young and these aren't conditions that usually lead to disability. I have a psychiatrist, a therapist, a rheumatologist, and a neurologist on top of my PCP.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
Oct 15th '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" I've done that already, but like I said, I'm young and these aren't conditions that usually lead to ... [snip!] ... that usually lead to disability. I have a psychiatrist, a therapist, a rheumatologist, and a neurologist on top of my PCP. "


wow...I hope it works out for you. I didn't know they they put some people through the ringer like that. You are the first person i know who is going through a delay.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
Oct 15th '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" wow...I hope it works out for you. I didn't know they they put some people through the ringer like that. You are the first person i know who is going through a delay. "


Most people I know with mental health issues have had a rough time with it. I know people that have taken 2 years to get it. I really don't WANT disability, I would rather work in a heart beat, but I'm out of options now.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
Oct 15th '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" Most people I know with mental health issues have had a rough time with it. I know people that have ... [snip!] ... have taken 2 years to get it. I really don't WANT disability, I would rather work in a heart beat, but I'm out of options now. "


My son's father gets it for that reason too and he got it first go around. maybe some states are harder to get approved in.

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
Oct 15th '12

I have SSI for myself. It most likely is different for children. It took about 6 months to hear back from them. For me personally I didn't get denied the first time. I get $785 a month

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
Oct 16th '12

My DS was approved the first time we applies. It took 4 months to hear back and nearly 5 months for our first payment.
The main point is to have her dr's names and phone numbers for the interview. SSI will collect any and all paperwork from medial providers. Don't worry about that.
Also, the SSI payment is to better her environment to help her grow and learn and meet her goals. So it can be used for things like gas, food, clothes, shoes, toys, diapers, cups, etc. I was told no beer, cigs, alcohol, gambling. Sad they have to add that on there really.

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4 (boy); 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
Oct 16th '12

I really don't feel like posting a new topic with this question so I will ask here. Would getting a new car with her SSI be justifiable? Not like a brand new 2012 kind of a car, maybe like a $2,500 at the most kind of car, because the car we have (1995 Nissan Altima) is in horrible shape (actually just posted a topic about it a few days ago about how it shit out on us and wouldn't even start), and we are constantly having to make repairs on it and we obviously use our car a lot for our daughter, and most likely will use our car a lot to get Ness to her appointments and physical therapy and such. So would getting a newer better running car than what we have and selling the one we have be a justifiable way to use that money, or no? I wanted to ask here before anywhere else. Lol.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
Oct 16th '12
Quoting Nova and Nessa's Momma:" I really don't feel like posting a new topic with this question so I will ask here. Would getting a new ... [snip!] ... and selling the one we have be a justifiable way to use that money, or no? I wanted to ask here before anywhere else. Lol. "


Yes as long as it is for caring for her and maintaining her lifestyle it should be okay. The only time they really get pissed off is if the child's basic need are not met. As in, your child looks "trowed away homeless" but you look like a million bucks. All that money is to help you care and provide for her... that includes bills and transportation. Just dont blow it on junk and you should be fine.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
Oct 16th '12
Quoting Nova and Nessa's Momma:" I really don't feel like posting a new topic with this question so I will ask here. Would getting a new ... [snip!] ... and selling the one we have be a justifiable way to use that money, or no? I wanted to ask here before anywhere else. Lol. "


Yes. We just my sons to get new brakes on our minivan. The back payment can be used to buy big ticket items also for the house like a t.v., computer, furniture. It really is to be used to better their living environment and meet their needs. You will get a packet with lots of information.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
Oct 16th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" We got denied already."</blockquote>




Why? Didn't you just d the interview?

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
Oct 16th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" Yep, we're outside the income guidelines because we live off base."</blockquote>



Darn.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
Oct 16th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" If we lived on base we'd get $68 a month. The guidelines must be really low here or something because you'd think my husband made bank by the way that convo went."</blockquote>



It goes off cost of living, rent/mortgage. They take a lot into consideration. I'm sure you don't "make bank"- they do deal with people who make nothing or not a whole lot and can be kind of rude. If you have any more kids, move, circumstances change you could reapply.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
Oct 16th '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" If we lived on base we'd get $68 a month. The guidelines must be really low here or something because you'd think my husband made bank by the way that convo went."


My dad was in the Navy and mom mother got full SSI for my sister ...she is deaf. Military gets basic pay....They are supposed to use his Basic pay ...nothing else. Have them recheck and redo that ...My husband is an E-6 in the Army and we live here in Alaska and My son gets SSI...a total of 221.00 a mo. My husband makes BANK!, so there is no reason you got denied... Get your husbands LES and try again...different worker and only allow them to count his basic pay...everything else is for the cost of living and is not considered countable income...... also bring in all your bills, grocery receipts,a printout of the standard cost of living for your state (get it from the local food stamp office) and all deductions from the income so they can see what is remaining after all expenses paid....

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
Oct 16th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:</b>" My dad was in the Navy and mom mother got full SSI for my sister ...she is deaf. Military gets basic ... [snip!] ... the local food stamp office) and all deductions from the income so they can see what is remaining after all expenses paid...."</blockquote>




They probably did that. You have 5 kids and she only has 2, so that might be the reason you qualify for more. Although it never hurts to recheck.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
Oct 16th '12
Quoting boobook:" <blockquote><b>Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:</b>" My dad was in the Navy and mom mother ... [snip!] ... that. You have 5 kids and she only has 2, so that might be the reason you qualify for more. Although it never hurts to recheck."


True..you could have a point there