Is there anyone out there in TSC land that might be trying to get disability? I've been trying since 6-29-10 and learned that I don't qualify for the SSI portion of disability due to the fact that I still am trying to work.
One of my questions regarding the SSI portion, is if there is a $1000.00 minimum a month, then anyone trying to get SSI would be disqualified if they work a 40 hour week even at minimum wage.
The thing that really ticks me off is since I failed to qualify for SSI, the fine folks at SSA have in turn dropped the ball and disqualified me for any and all benefits. As I mentioned I'm still trying to work, although there are times when (due to migraine headaches) I have no choice but to rollover and miss work.
I have been on the phone for the most part of 2 days trying to find out the status of my claim only to have the fine folks with the SSA tell me today that I have to reapply, even after I told them that I haven't received any type of letter other than the one where I was turned down for the SSI portion of disability. And when I asked yesterday via phone at my local area SSA office where my letter was, the man had the gaul to ask me why I needed the letter in the first place, I told him in order to get legal representation I first had to have a letter of complete denial to proceed.
I have since had to put in a new request (they're suppose to be sending me the paperwork via the mail) and I'm suppose to have another phone interview next week. I've also emailed my local senators hoping they could get to the bottom of this (we'll see how far I get with them).
Is there anyone out there that is fighting for disability like me, this thing has been dragging out for 6 months today. While I'm aware the average person gets turned down numerous times in this process at least they receive letter(s) telling them why, and as I mentioned earlier the only thing Ive received is the letter stating I don't qualify for SSI.
Sure could use a little advice on this situation and who knows perhaps I won't be the only one you help.
Thanks for listening,