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   Posted 6/9/2007 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
 was told that when I turn 50. (june 16) I could get my ssi changed to getting widows ssd since I am disabled. They interviewed me for it over the phone yesterday. All I have to do is bring in marriage licence since I was just approved 3 months ago for ssi they don't need anything else from me. I'll be getting about 230.00 dollars more than I'm getting right now. I realize to some of you that might not sound like much but in the area I live in it's like an extra paycheck a month.  yeah I paid cash for my house a year ago now maybe I'll be able to afford to get some things fixed that I've had to live with. ( like one of my bathroom sinks leaks). I'm just ready to do a happy dance.
Oh and on top of that my ear is starting to feel a bit better!
God Bless
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   Posted 6/9/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful Carol... you deserve it!! :-) I'm so happy that your ear is getting better also.
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   Posted 6/9/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
  Congrats! I agree you deserve this...((Hugs)). It's also good to hear your ear is feeling better. Take care and keep us updated. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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   Posted 6/9/2007 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
woohoo for you, Carol! $230.00 is a chunk of change no matter where you live. It just goes farther some places than others. I'm glad it goes far where you are though. It's about time you get some $$$!!!

Glad that ear of yours is starting to ease up too. It's a good news day in okie land!

xoxo emmie

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   Posted 6/10/2007 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I remeber living in an area where 400 a month was the average and 800 made you upper middle class. So I totally understand how a little over 200 extra a month can make a huge difference. You deserve it.
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   Posted 6/10/2007 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great Carol. I'm so glad the extra money will be such a big help to you and that you will be able to take care of some things in your home. It's always nice to hear some good news:)
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