I finally got my disability back

@winterose (39921)
Canada
November 8, 2008 9:44am CST
Hi everyone, I don't know if you know it but my temporary disability had been cut and I was scared to death, how was I supposed to live, I could barely pay my rent as it was. So I have been living under a lot of pressure lately. I got it back thank god, if you want to read the full story http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1189727/making_money_on_disability.html?post=comments&cat=31#comments to make this into a discussion Have ever been very scared about something in your life and had to wait on a decision, once you got the decision was it in your favor, were you happy with it or not, please give an example.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
I haven't been on here too much in recent months, so I was unaware of your financial straits. I'm happy to hear that you're getting your benefits back again though. The only thing I can think of that really had me scared and waiting for a decision, was when I was going to court on behalf of my son, to get a "peace bond" to keep a former babysitter of ours away from him. I was so worried that I wouldn't get it, and her family was adamant about fighting it, so it ended up going to trial. It was an awful experience, but I got the peace bond in the end. Unfortunately it only lasted for one year, but I knew that was the case when we started the process of getting it.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
yes these things are all so scary. I hope it settled down after the year and you didn't have to worry about the babysitter anymore.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
The babysitter moved out of our townhouse complex eventually, although she was still in the neighbourhood, on the same street. However, karma took over, and her family got evicted from there. We haven't seen her around since. :D
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Nov 08
am so so glad you finally got it back! takes a big load off the mind. I had a time with SS after hubby passed took 6 months to get them in gear to get them to swet me up on his SS and then they took my little bit away but at least I do get it.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Nov 08
lol yup I answed ya 2 times hugs
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
at least you could get by but heck we all want just a bit more than that right. I am not really getting by and I am so tired of struggling now, it is just awful.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I wouldnt have got by if I hadnt had some ins. money and then no its not enough for I really lost $600 a month by loosing him. Terrible that I couldnt draw all he did and mine too . I still wouldnt make it here if me and daughter wasnt buying the house together I would have had to gone back to Tenn and live in that house that was paid for. And I hate living in Tenn. Dont think I would have lived this long with out him ...... there.
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I'm happy to hear that you have your disability back, even if it's only temporary. It still saddens me that it wasn't perminant, because you deserve it. I read the full story, and one thing I didn't understand, it said you couldn't go outside during the winter, spring, fall, I was shocked to see that summer wasn't on the list. I remember reading one of your discussions about you having such a hard time trying to get to the doctors office, I'm not sure what month, but like to say between July-August. It was really hot, and you had to stop to catch your breathe, because you didn't have a ride, nor you could afford to take a bus. With the list of your medical problems, I am shocked you didn't get perminant disability.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
10 Nov 08
I got disability with a an undefined time period, though I don't know what that means, but it is longer than temporary which I can't get another because that is only for a year, I can walk in the summer, because I don't hurt, I hurt in the colder months.
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@chertsy (3805)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I will be praying that this undefined time period, will be for a long time and that you won't have to fight again. I understand that you can walk in the summer, but the heat isn't good on anyone, especially people with fibromyalgia, unless you have dry heat. Our summers are like sweat boxes. Still though, you and your son will be in my thoughts and prayers.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Nov 08
got to check it out
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
cool hon
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Nov 08
think I added to this very cool that ya got it going again with ll that is wrong tho dont know why they dont make it Perment!
• United States
9 Nov 08
yeah i was very worried the past month because of my hubby changing/trying to find a job and me not being able to work.. it was horrible so i can definitely relate.. i got my disability papers today asking for more info for the court date saying they havent heard anything from me update wise since oct 30th 06 and i just sent them things months ago grr!! im so happy you got it back and i hope you get to keep it and not have this to stress about.. fibro and everything else stresses you enough with out other things!!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
gee you still need to worry until all this stuff is sorted out for you, it is horrible, I wish you the best of luck, and yeah I know about the government losing stuff, they do that here all the time as well.
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• United States
11 Nov 08
i was watching something on tv about fibro and new developments and it was saying how stress is the worst thing for it.. im like NAW!! I DIDNT KNOW THAT!! i some times wonder if everyone with fibro wasnt under so much stress that come with it how much of a difference there would be
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Hey that is great I am really glad you finally got it back. I am sure that all of us has been scared because of something like that or another. It is never easy and knowing it might go in your favor doesn't make it that less scarier while it is going on. Prayer sometimes help alot of it. Usually when I go to a doctor and waiting on test results for something that is serious or life threatening can make me scared about the results and when it comes back clean I can breathe a sign of relief that everything was okay.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
yes my friend you are absolutely right.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Thank you winterose I really appreciate the best response. So is it still considered temporary or will you get it longer this time? I hope you will coninue to get it for the rest of your life. It would just make life a little easier and make it easier to breath a sign of relief not having to keep resigning up for the disability.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I am so happy to hear this good news. I know you have really been stressed and worried about this. I still don't see why they don't make it permanent disability for you. Thank you for sharing this happy news. Now sit back and breath again and relax.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
8 Nov 08
i am also happy for you.
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
8 Nov 08
thank you tyc your support means a lot to me.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
20 Nov 08
Thanks for sharing this article. I read it with great interest. It is scary when your source of income is at threat.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
21 Nov 08
thank you for reading it my friend.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
11 Nov 08
[i]Hi winterose, wow..that is a great news! ENjoy and relax! I remember when I took a licensure exam, I was scared a lot and I didn't even look for the result and I was glad I made it, it was[/i] my family and friends who told me that I pass after checking the result! LOL!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
11 Nov 08
very good glad you made it.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Winterose, I am so happy that you got your disability back, I was worried about it before when you were talking about it.. I read your article also and it was really good.. I have been scared many times in my life, too many to list, but things do have a way of working out in the end.. I am glad that a bit of the pressure has been taken off of you.. Good luck to you with our writing..
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
10 Nov 08
thanks hon, now if only I could find a cheaper place to live and I will be all set.
• United States
9 Nov 08
{{winterose}} I just finished reading your article and felt like I had walked back in time for myself, its all just so stressful!! Maybe I should write about my own personal "hell" I had to go through while waiting on my own disability....It is rough, it is hard and all I can say is just keep hanging in there, I know you live in a different country, but if you ever need to talk EMAIL ME or PM to get my email...maybe I can relate something of help towards your own ordeal... it SUCKS!!! That's one of the reasons I am here on mylot too, looking for ways to earn extra money to get by on for each month, I need to get busy and write more on associated, Reviewstream, now that ciao has lowered their review fee's/per article ( darn it) I wish they could've waited until AFTER the new year but such is our luck right? RIGHT!! thanks for sharing your story, I know I am not alone in this battle not by any means but there are times when I do feel all alone in my daily struggle to just "get by"...make it and so on!! big {{hugs}} to you, and I do mean it when I say if you need to talk email me ok? good luck to you!!! I'll be searching for more of your work ( your writings) maybe it will inspire me I need a good kick in the pants I think to get going here on that! LOL!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
thanks hon for bothering to read the story, must people here haven't so you are on ciao as well, if you write try associated content, again it is just pittance for non americans, but at least it is something. thank god I have my writing place that pays better, that is what really helps me with the bills.
@GardenGerty (98195)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Hubby was held up on getting unemployment, because of his boss letting him go. Bob (my husband) knew it was a set up deal. He had an interview on the phone with the Unemployment people. They sent a paper to the previous employer. The long and short of it was that Unemployment felt that the firing was unjust, and they never got a response from the company. They told Bob it would take seven to ten days to get any money, but in three days time he had three weeks worth of benefits. Winter Rose, is the disability going to be permanent this time? Are you happy with the results? Did they give your any retroactive pay?
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
It was all explained in the link I gave, it is classified as an indefinite period, I don't know the rules about that. I am just where I was before, and that means struggling so I really do need to find a cheaper apartment. That is going to be hard to find as well.
@kenzie45230 (3561)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I'm so glad you got a good decision. I've been concerned about you.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
thanks sweetie, now I have to find a new place to live though, and that won't be very easy at all.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
9 Nov 08
iam so happy you are going to get your money you have went through a lot to survive you deserve that money no one should have to worry like that about bills.iam sorry you had to go through so much the social sercurity people they don,t realize when you are not well the last thing you want to do is be worrying about how you are going to live.this is a blessing enjoy it .
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
you are so right anni and thank you for understanding.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I am so happy for you also. I think alot of us have been through things like this at one point and time. We almost lost our home a couple of years ago because our house payment got to the bank one day after the grace period. We had to wait for them to decide if they would accept three whole payments from us for the next three months payments. That was scary also. That was the first time we were ever late, but it was sent on time or early also.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
gosh stephanie that is really awful.
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Nov 08
I am so glad everything worked out for you.It will sure release all the stress that has been building up.Now you can take one deep breathe and relax!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
thank you jackiew
@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I'm sorry your disability payments had to be cut. That is so cruel IMHO. However, I'm glad that you found some writing jobs to get you off and prevent you from being evicted. It hurts my heart to think that, there you are physically disabled and unable to do anything that can otherwise help you earn the money for rent, and you're going to be evicted. I pray for your continued sources of income so you can support yourself winterose. Do your best as much as you could.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
thanks hon, but we cant blame IMHO for this one, we don't have that hear in canada, this was the government cutting me off. So you read my article, thank you for doing that.
@gemini_rose (16193)
8 Nov 08
Oh winterose what a time you are having, it must be absolutely awful for you. At least for now you have it back and lets hope that it is made permanent. It is so unfair that you are being treated in this manner when it is obvious you have so many things against you health wise. The only time I have ever been scared is when we were investigated for fraud on our benefits we were claiming, we had done nothing wrong but someone spiteful had made an allegation against us and we would be in big trouble if they found anything amiss. They investigated every aspect of our money life and it was horrible of course they found nothing amiss but the stress of it was horrible.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
gemini I can certainly understand your fear on that one, but it is good they found nothing and you finally got it all settled.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 08
I am so glad that you got it back and I do hope that things will now be a bit easier for you
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
well gabs since it is the same money I had for a year now, it will be just the same as before, a struggle but not worse. The story I wrote explained it all.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
8 Nov 08
This is great news, congratulations, I am glad you got it back.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
8 Nov 08
thank you Howard, I appreciate your friendship.