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Inefficient, Ignorant, and Irresponsible.
The system is flawed and rigged. I'm already in the ring with gloves on and here we go.
As a Caregiver for a son with Autism/Psychosis, I'm not tolerating SS bullcrap.
Anyone comiserate??
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Re: Social Security Headache

Care to elaborate?

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Re: Social Security Headache

Have you hired a lawyer for representation?

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Re: Social Security Headache

@katie1859 

 

Yikes.  Sorry, this must be so frustrating.  Is there any type of advocate that can assist you with the red tape?  

 

I'm sure there are websites you're already familiar with for parents in the same boat.  Any recommendations they can offer?  

 

Good luck ... Heart

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Re: Social Security Headache

 

 

 


@katie1859 wrote:
Inefficient, Ignorant, and Irresponsible.
The system is flawed and rigged. I'm already in the ring with gloves on and here we go.
As a Caregiver for a son with Autism/Psychosis, I'm not tolerating SS bullcrap.
Anyone comiserate??


@katie1859. You truly expect people to comment on THAT?

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Re: Social Security Headache

Social security sign up and payments have been flawless for me.  I feel bad for anyone having issues but can't comment on the original post as we don't have enough details. 


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Re: Social Security Headache

You're saying you want to be a paid caregiver?

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Re: Social Security Headache

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I'm guessing that the OP's son is on SS disability or she is trying to navigate that application process. Whole different animal than a senior signing up for retirement payments. My son received SS disability in his early twenties until his death at twenty-nine, for emotional impairment. The application process was long and very intricate. Involved testing, psych evals etc. Tons of detailed documentation was required- from mental health professionals, me.Mental illness that prevents an individual from holding a job or being able to function normally, is harder to prove than an obvious physical or medical disability. 


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Re: Social Security Headache

@Snowpuppy 

 

There have recently been commercials on TV about caregivers, even family members being paid. It involves an elderly woman and I believe her niece.  Perhaps the OP doesn't qualify. 

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Re: Social Security Headache

Getting approval on SSD can be terrible and a long process even though you do get back payments when it’s finally approved. It can take a loooooong time.

Sign up as a senior is usually straightforward.