Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We settled the whole Halloween costume thing.  I went to Walmart today and picked out two costumes that Michael had actually considered a couple of weeks ago.  I bought them both so that he can check them both out and decide which one he wants to wear on Sunday.  Manipulative?  Maybe.  But now I won't mind walking around trick or treating with him

I find it funny when you tell people that you are mad at someone and they tell you to just get over it and make up.  Sure, that's an easy thing to SAY.  But it's funny to me that the person in question could be a mutual acquaintance that THEY do not speak to.  So, why is it okay for YOU to not let this person back in to your life but not okay for me?  Just sayin.

I had joined the focus group thing about 6 months ago.  I never seem to qualify for anything that they are "Focusing" on...until today.  Today I could have made $100 for a two hour gig sitting in and giving my opinion on underwear.  Did I?  Oh, um, no.  Why?  BECAUSE I HAVE NO CAR!!!

I have been cooking some AWESOME dinners lately.  I don't know why, I don't know what's up.  All I know is that my dinner's have been yummy and that makes me very happy.

I think that my back thing is actually a kidney/UTI thing.  I'm thinking that I'm going to have to go to the doctor.  Totally not happy about that.

Two months ago, I applied for Medicaid for us.  We have no health insurance at all and normally the boys get covered but never me and Frank.  Well, this time we were pitiful enough in the earnings department to qualify.  I got a notice saying we were approved.  Then I got a notice saying, no, wait, we need a bank statement.  So I give them the bank statement.  Okay, you're approved.  No, wait, we need Frank's birth certificate.  Okay, I get them the birth certificate.  Then...nothing.  So I went to their office today and I want you to keep in mind that we were all listed on ONE application.  So far I am approved, Frank is pending and the boys coverage will expire on Sunday.  


Okay, now I know that they have been BOMBARDED with people needing help.  I get it.  I know it.  But seriously?  Four people on the same application and we're all not entered at the same time?  Maybe they wouldn't be so overwhelmed with backed up paperwork if they actually FINISHED one application at a time BEFORE moving on to the next one.  Now I have to go BACK to the office and Friday and talk to someone and figure out what in the world is going on.

Seriously, SO NO HAVING FUN!


Ruth said...

Oh I hear kids are on Social Security disability for developmental disabilities (dd is intellectually challenged and ds has ADHD/Asperger's), back in the summer their benefits were suspended because of some missing paperwork (personally I think the office LOST it). It took me sending them THREE COPIES of the same damn thing before the kids were reinstated, three months of no income, and guess what? When the reinstatement finally came it seems they forgot they owe us three months of back pay AND the amount that was deposited in our accounts wasn't the same as the amount the letter they sent us said it would be (about $100 less). Grrr I hate fighting with these people--when the kids first got on it SSA set up the direct deposit wrong (both deposits going into one account instead of each going into their own) and it took six months to get them to fix it. Not to mention their medicaid coverage was terminated which meant my son was off his ADHD meds for over two months--not fun!

Petula said...

OMG, don't even get me talking about "the system." I don't even get Medicaid even though I'm below poverty level with three children. They don't count my fourth (the 19 year old) even though she's in school. So she doesn't have health coverage. Thankfully, I can go to the VA hospital, but I don't have dental coverage (working on my disability claim) and I'm not going to tell you how long it has been since I've been to the dentist.

I've had ups and downs with the system for years. It's an ongoing battle. I really don't care how many cases they have they just need to conduct themselves professionally and quickly and stop playing with people's lives. They forget that they're probably a paycheck away from being in a similar situation. They should really be held more accountable.

Ruth said...

Oh definitely....I'm disabled myself, neurological issues that make it impossible for me to work more than a few hours/week. Tried at least three times to get on SSDI but got denied every time, they kept telling me I didn't submit enough medical information--even though I have a doctor's report that flat out states I can't work!

I heard a story once about a guy who was terminally ill and applied for benefits, it took several years and many appeals but he was finally approved--two months AFTER he died! His wife gets his income as a survivor's benefit.