SS Disability for a housewife???

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DonniesGirl
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   Posted 3/22/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
My hubby and I have been talking about trying to get SS disability for me...but aren't quite sure how to go about it since I haven't worked.  I've had a few small jobs in my life, but none to amount to anything.  A few years ago, I opened a dog grooming business, but had to close after a year because of my health. 
Does anyone have any advice on how to go about getting any financial assistance, or if I even can since I haven't paid into anything? 
Just wondering...
 
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moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/22/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
You can SSI, Social Security something, fibro fog lol. You can get this without having worked. You will get denied at least once and they look at all assets and what your husband makes. It isn't much but it does help. Call your local Social Security Offfice and ask for the information. I would tell you more or direct you to the web site but I have a horrid fog day. Good luck!!
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Chutz
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   Posted 3/22/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Donnie's Girl

I'm sure this was a hard decision for you. I'm just beginning the process myself since my doc said my working days are over. It's not easy to realize you can't work any more but at least there is some help if you need it and qualify. Below is the SSA web site that will answer your questions. As moonmatrix said, if you paid into social security for enough quarters (of a year) then you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance. If not then you would apply for SSI Supplemental Security Income. Either way you have a chance. Check out their site as it gives you the answers you are looking for. I would be wary of the sites that "guarantee" to get you a WIN or any other such bunk. You can apply by yourself. If you are turned down, and about 75% of people are the first time, then you might consider getting legal help.

Good luck and keep us posted,
Chutz

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moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/22/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Also I just remembered you could call legal Aid for assistance in applying.
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DonniesGirl
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   Posted 3/23/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much!!  :)  I am going to move forward on this.  We are really needing anything we can get.  Just found out that my elbow is shot (one two many cortisone shots) and now needs surgery.  Add on one more dr bill!  shakehead   
 
Thanks again...
Luv,
DonniesGirl


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Post Edited (DonniesGirl) : 3/23/2009 3:00:40 PM (GMT-6)


moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/23/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
You can also look into medicaid for health help. They go by combined income of both you and your husband. Also look into heap for energy assistance.
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SassyIsMyKitty
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   Posted 3/23/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
This is interesting. I have been seriously considering applying for SSI. I know that I don't have enough work credits to qualify for disability, but I know that I meet the requirements for SSI. I have been meaning to apply for months, but I just keep forgetting. Stupid fibro fog. Does anyone know if you can apply online, or do you have to go into the office? I am worried about being rejected. This is my family's hope right now. Where I live, jobs are insanely hard to come by. My husband has been searching and searching and no one will hire him for some reason. I have considered trying to get a job, but I just don't feel like I am capable of working. I can barely manage doing housework a lot of the time. Anyways. Good luck to you. I hope it works out for you. Let me know what you find out.
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GamJill
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   Posted 3/24/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi DonniesGirl and Welcome-

Ditto to what everyone has said. I am in the middle of fighting for Soc. Sec. Disability and with 2 rejections now, I had to hire a lawyer. It has been a battle to say the least with me anyways. I have to follow this through because my body cannot work fulltime anymore.

I wish you the best and let us know what you find out-

GamJill


 
 
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