Room mate started getting her mail
Moses Lake, Washington
November 22, 2016 3:48pm CST
The first stack that arrived in the mail box made her cry. Back medical bill and Social Security sadness- she won't get as much now from her late husband's account. This morning I took her into talk to a financial worker at the welfare office. For sure she must stay with us in safe harbor. She owes on her last apartment plus owns a van that needs a new tranny. She makes so much per month that she will get under twenty dollars a month in food stamps and maybe she will get a bit of help on medical expenses. Again she cried. After that face up on what is what, we hit a couple of thrift stores. She had fun finding crochet needles for cheap and little bits of yarn and such that she can use in her crafting projects. She's such a dear. What a sad end to all her years of hard work- three hundred thousand gobbled up by her husband's medical needs and ultimate goodbye forever.
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• Bunbury, Australia
22 Nov 16
@sallypup Everyone is covered by Medicare (I don't know if it's like Obamacare or not). Doctors can 'bulk bill' - send their accounts to medicare to be paid and the individual pays nothing. This is for routine hospital visits. Hospital care is mostly covered too I think and some other expenses. Many have private cover which can cover a lot or a few other expenses depending on the package you choose. From what I've read here it seems much better than what the US has. You don't have to check where you can go to get benefits. If you've covered for optical for instance any licensed optician can be used.
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Nov 16
Thanks @JamesHxstatic You know what a good friend is? My hubby. He's amazing. He told me that if and when we move to O. roomie can go, too if she needs to. (It can take years for a person to get into senior low income housing.)