depression isnt the word!!!!

fluffy 1
By fluffy 1 Latest Reply 2010-07-13 11:12:09 -0500
Started 2010-07-04 20:16:11 -0500

Here i am living with diabetes my life is slowly slowing down i cant run or walk long because my bones cant take it i worked since the age of 15 now im 32 and i cant but i cant get medicaid or disablity wow how do i live and take care of my child?

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MAYS 2010-07-06 12:54:06 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Sometimes in life we can only chip away at the obstacles that are in front of us, although we may want to tear them down all at once.

The advice given here on this subject is very informing and worth trying.
While you are waiting for responses and results, chip away at that obstacle by contacting some of the organizations and agencies listed here for help:

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RAYT721 2010-07-05 05:46:59 -0500 Report

There are many people in your situation and I so totally understand (experience) what you are going through. As twopainfulfeet mentioned, you have nothing to lose by applying for gov SSI, although the process is a long one. The attorneys will work on your behalf and are paid by the government. You can contact your state representative to ask if they have a department that works with SSI denials to hopefully speed the process towards a court date. Contact your local United Way Agencies office to ask about any programs that you may qualify for in regards to financial and emotional assistance. United Way has an excellent resource and referral database. You have nothing to lose!

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-07-04 23:40:04 -0500 Report

Apply for SSI and you will probably have to hire an attorney. But an attorney will get you the help you need. Or as Gabby said find something you can do from home to make a living. I'm sorry you are going through this test.
take care
Your Friend

Harlen 2010-07-04 22:25:01 -0500 Report

I feel for you.
If you truely can not work and can get a Doc to sine off on it you can get ssi and if you need to fight them for it then do it
Man I dont know what I would do in your place.
If theres anything I can do to help let me know
Best wishes

GabbyPA 2010-07-04 21:32:01 -0500 Report

There are lots of things that we can do that don't require standing for hours on a hard surface floor. I lost my job in 2006, have made my own work for the last 4 years. It gets very hard sometimes, but I keep trying. I keep looking and now that hard work has paid off because for the first time in years, people are asking me to work for them. So keep on finding ways to make an income on your own.

SILVERDOT 2010-07-04 20:49:40 -0500 Report

I can't say I know what you're going thru, but I can say I do know how hard it must be for you. The cost for doctors, drugs and supplies are outragous for those that don't have insurance. I believe that some kind of disablity should be available to you. Like everyone tells me stay strong, this is just another test.

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