social security

Kathy - posted on 01/12/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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You know the system make it so hard for us these days we have been threw he'll and back trying to get help well my daughter got approved for her disability and social security had denied and denied her the lawyer turn her down number of time we'll I decided to try to fight this thing on my on so I got a fully favorable from the judge and it's sad that we parents are scared to touch our decaited account my problem my case worker did not tell me to open one I open one on my own so to me I feel what ever my child need and want she is gone to get she had to suffer that's why I am going do what I got to do and let God fight my battle I never saw so many rules like they have here in Arkansas just like he open the door to approve her I am not gone let the devil defeat mys

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/12/2015

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I know, Dove, but generally, if they've appealed, and an attorney has appealed...there's an indicator that they don't qualify.

In general, no one gets automatically approved. Social Security (unless the condition is blatantly, painfully obvious) will deny initial claims, up to 3-4 times, until an attorney is engaged. If the attorney still can't get the disability claim to be validated...that's where the sketchy situation comes in.

But this OP...I'm smelling something fishy. Once SSI is granted, the caregivers are given chapter and verse, in a very easy to understand format, about what their responsibilities are, what the money can be used for, etc. I know this, because each of my kids got SSI. I only had to be prepared to prove how it was spent. I was never "afraid" to touch the money for fear it would be rescinded, because I had read and understood the guidelines. And, I'm sorry, but Arkansas isn't going to have any different SSI rules than Wyoming...since it's all federal.

Dove - posted on 01/12/2015

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I do know that getting it for a child is different, but it can still be a royal pain.

Dove - posted on 01/12/2015

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Not necessarily Shawnn. It took me two years and 3 appeals to be approved for myself w/ a lifelong debilitating condition that only continued to worsen during the 2 years of appeals.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/12/2015

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Oh for crying out loud. SSI doesn't have THAT MANY rules to follow: You open an account in your (and your dependent child's) name, put the SSI funds in it, and USE THEM FOR APPROPRIATE EXPENDITURES. Oh, and you have to be prepared to report what you used them for. Not rocket science, the caseworkers are very, very easy to work with and have no problem explaining (multiple times if you are unsure) what needs to happen.

No, you can't use them to buy a playstation, etc. They are for your daughter's NEEDS. Medical, physical, food, clothing, supplies.

So, if you had funds, and they were pulled, you can ask for a review, but if you didn't spend them correctly, you won't get funds for her again. If you could not get SSI, despite several attempts, and an attorney, then the indication is that SSI is not necessary for your child's life (you should be thankful), and you will need to find another legitimate way to support your family

Dove - posted on 01/12/2015

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If you do not follow the rules for having the SSI... you risk losing it all and being forced to pay back whatever you spend...

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