• I have t1a kidney cancer,I may lose my job due to running out of FMLA,I am also a diabetic,do i qualify for SSD or SSI anyone know?

    Asked by daveh on Saturday, July 21, 2012

    I have t1a kidney cancer,I may lose my job due to running out of FMLA,I am also a diabetic,do i qualify for SSD or SSI anyone know?

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    • tspoon's Avatar

      Ok, you need to understand ssd, and ssi. Go to ss website, look at list of impairments. Find yours, this gives you an idea of where you stand. Ssd pays for 100% disability, for temp to forever. Never for partial disability. Next, ssi is for the waiting period before your first ssd check. First ck, 3 mths if you have life expectancy less than 1 yr, 5 mths if prognosis is longer. Ssi depends on your cash flow. As long as you still work, your qualification date hasnt started. No lawyer until you are denied.

      Example, hubby diagnosed march 2011, applied online for ssd, they force you to apply for ssi, medicaid once you qualify for ssi. No medicare for 2 yrs. Applied march 6 2012, online, quit work march 31. Approved may 13. First ssi qualify june got ck july 3, 308.77. Get another 308.77 aug 3. Benefits start @ 5 mth mark, sept. First ssi ck oct 3, 1812.00. Medicaid for july, aug. Good thing my ins is what covers him. You cant qualify if you still work. Five mths penalty never get back. When you hear of back pay, that is for peeps been not working and qualification date set during that time frame somewhere. Penalty applies.
      Oh, had him quit end of mth, they dont pay for partial mths.

      Everything i did online, 1 visit to office to show my income. Phone calls, fax two other times, these for ssi/medicaid mthly app as required. You need dr info contacts, your life history. Ss# if you have. If not, dont sweat it, they already have it. Good luck, the gov is no "GREAT" answer. But, it is there.

      over 7 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      Go to www,binderandbinder.com. Even if you never use them, thir site has good info. They sure helped me! Good luck.

      about 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Applying for SSI is an emotionally draining process. Long story short, I could not deal with the forms, etc on my own. I did some research and hired a firm (I used Freedom Disability) to apply on my behalf. We started the process right After July 4th 2011 (two years after my initial diagnosis) my paper work was sent to SS by the end of July - at the end of August i received 13 month back disability - The cost was $6000 or 25% of any back payments - the govt paid them directly. The best money I ever spent.

      about 7 years ago

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