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May 29th, 2009, 06:36 PM
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When joey was first dx'd the social worker told me "apply for SSI, this is a long road and can get very expensive you will need it." Well somewhere in my haze I did apply and over the past 5 months have been waiting for word. I've given them everythign they asked for and have waited and waited fully expecting a denial.

Today they CALLED me and said "Joseph's review was found in his favor" meaning SSI has been approved! With all the added expenses we've had (especially stuff insurance won't cover like gloves and face masks) this is a HUGE help! And well, face it, we moved to be closer to the hospital so that Joey could come be home with the family at the very beginning and frankly this place is a "nice dump", if there is such a thing... LOL

Now we will have a better chance at getting a good place close to here but better than here.
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May 29th, 2009, 06:47 PM
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That's great news!! I don't think people realize how expensive a SN child is, even with insurance. I'm so glad he was approved!

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May 29th, 2009, 06:54 PM
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That's wonderful news! I am happy for you!

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May 30th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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YAY!!! I am so glad you were approved the first time. Layne was just recently approved for his SSI and it has taken us 2 years or so to FINALLY get him approved.

I'm glad it will help you be able to upgrade to something better

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May 30th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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Traci, thats awesome!! We have been talking about applying for Maggie as well.
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May 30th, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Congrats. Check your state requirements, because if you qualify for SSI - you may qualify for medicare after a certain amount of time (it's 2yrs in IL). We don't get SSI or any other assistance because of income limits. However, when Kyle was in the NICU, he was under the automatic weight minimum to draw. In that case, the hospital collected the SSI (we received a $30 check each month, and they got around $500). In the paperwork they listed the qualifications, that included if we were on it for 2 years that we could convert him to medicare. It would have been really helpful for us, but we were dropped once they did they re-reviewed the account and he was out of the hospital.
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May 30th, 2009, 11:28 PM
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YAY!!! I hope that it helps! It's nice to see that kind of hard work at paperwork pay off!
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June 4th, 2009, 07:10 PM
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Thats great...extra money is always helpful!

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