Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Say, have you read my book yet?"

and variations of this where in five separate e-mails this morning. In each case i had to explain that I hadn't as I am way behind.

One of the reasons is because I have to spend a lot of time each week writing appeal letters on insurance stuff, food stamp stuff, and Social Security stuff. Case in point is today I am having to write several letters on different things. One of which is to Social Security.

Back a couple of months ago Social Security sends me an application to fill out to see if we qualify for assistance paying my Medicare Part B. Currently they deduct $100 from my small disability payment each month to pay for Medicare Part B. So, having that $100 bucks back would be huge to us.

We fill out all their paperwork. Spend another hour on the phone talking to a very nice guy from Social Security in an office in Arizona going over all sorts of things. Had to also get Karl to not only dig out a bunch of boxes so that I could find what they needed, but to also fax tax records from 2010 for us over to this same office to correct old information they had.

All together spent about five hours on this project up until today.

Today they deny us saying Sandi earned over 19k in wages at Wal-Mart this year. I wish!!!

Actual figure--from January 1, 2012 to this date-- is $7,549.89.

I have no idea how they came up with 19k. This happened despite the fact they verified again and again that she had been out on unpaid medial leave since May 5, 2011 all the way to July 5, 2012 due to her knee surgery and then cancer.

So, the real figure ---that they missed by over 11k and change ---is $7,549.89. Figure won't change much --if at all--as she is out on UNPAID medical leave now and not getting better.

Writing appeal letter to SS office in McKinney, Texas and providing proof via pay stubs of her actual income and medical status via doctor orders. Hopefully, somebody up there can fix this screw up and finally get us the help we need.



Randy Johnson said...

They don't get in a hurry when they have to straighten themselves out. But let their be a screw-up on your part... Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys. I know the frustrations dealing with Social Security.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Everything has to be done right then and there. We had literally two hours to fax stuff in or it would be denied right then. Just amazing.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Yep, government meant to serve the citizens who hire and pay the wages. Something sure got lost along the way.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I just don't know how you make a 12k mistake on this. We were not selling them a toilet for a bomber.