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Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Originally posted by: Rkg

Congrat's that is a task that totally sucks, but yes when AD is in the picture they do seem to proceed much faster. In Dh case they approved him right away for prescription coverage as well.

I would ask! It may have been because his was retro active, Dh had filed about a year before AD diagnosis, due to Post Polio Syndrome (which is what the Dr's were blaming his issues on) But of course he got denied. But once he got the "official" AD diagnosis he was approved right away.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Originally posted by: sf

Bob, I know what a relief it was to receive my DH's approval and first payment from SS. It felt like a victory. Congrats to you both, something to help insure her comfort and care.
Internal Administrator
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Joined: 1/14/2015
Posts: 40463


Originally posted by: Be Strong 2

DW's SSDI was deposited to account today, 26 days from initial application. Pays to have copies of all the medical reports.

To say EOAD is a fast track consideration is not exaggerated. No more remarks about government workers.

Bob Cool
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Originally posted by: Cathy J. M.

quote:
Originally posted by Elaine K.:
Sadly, my DH doesn't even realize he's getting SSDI -- I often wonder if he ever thinks about how we're surviving without his salary.


Maybe you can think of a face-saving way to describe it? "It's social security -- retirement money -- you paid into it, and now you're getting it back." This isn't the whole truth exactly, but could help him feel better if he asks how the two of you get money to live.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Originally posted by: Elaine K.

quote:
Originally posted by Cathy J. M.:
quote:
Originally posted by Elaine K.:
Sadly, my DH doesn't even realize he's getting SSDI -- I often wonder if he ever thinks about how we're surviving without his salary.


Maybe you can think of a face-saving way to describe it? "It's social security -- retirement money -- you paid into it, and now you're getting it back." This isn't the whole truth exactly, but could help him feel better if he asks how the two of you get money to live.


I did tell him during his neuro appt in December, but he really didn't have a reaction. Once in a while he'll mention that he doesn't have any work and that he's too young to retire, but he never asks how we're getting by -- actually, it's almost easier if he's out of the loop -- and I'm his representative payee (which he agreed to, but doesn't remember) -- money discussions would end in arguments. I'm getting used to handling it all by myself.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Originally posted by: meeko11

Hey guys-good to hear good news for a change. Your victory will make it easier for those who follow.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Originally posted by: Elaine K.

Congrats Bob! That was approved in lightning speed -- my DH was approved after 8 weeks and I thought that was good. Isn't it a relief? I felt like a huge burden had been lifted from my shoulders. Sadly, my DH doesn't even realize he's getting SSDI -- I often wonder if he ever thinks about how we're surviving without his salary.

Maybe now that the National Alzheimer's Project Act has been passed, we'll see other help coming through.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Originally posted by: Starling

Elaine, good for you. Realizing that you need to just take the finances over means that you won't be fighting those battles.

With my husband I was already in charge of finances. Came a point when I just said I'm paying bills and then he would take the envelopes out to the mailbox, so he knew, but we didn't discuss what I was paying anymore.

I'll admit that the two big ticket items I had to buy right after I placed my husband were difficult. I bought the TV with the help of my SIL because he is a TV expert. He made the choice of which TV after I told him what my budget was. I literally walked in the store, saw the TV on display right up front and pointed to it. It was bought very quickly.

The second big purchase was a replacement for my broken computer. I had to do that one alone and it was much harder even though I had always been the one making the computer decisions since I'm the expert there. Still I was alone, and I wasn't used to that.

Sooner or later we end up taking everything over, and it is not easy to do that. Good for you on taking the first baby step. You did good. Pat yourself on the back.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:41 PM
Originally posted by: Ttom

Have the checks started to roll in?
 
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