Tuesday, October 24, 2017
I'm disabled, and I currently get SSD, SSI, Medicare, and Medi-Cal (Medicaid for California). I start my new job on October 30th (next Monday), and I need to know how that will affect my benefits. I called Medicare to find out how working will affect my Medicare, and they told me to call the Social Security Administration (SSA). So I called SSA, and they told me to call Medicare! Then I said that I just talked to Medicare, and how they told me to call SSA. Then the SSA worker told me to call Medi-Cal. So I called Medi-Cal, and they told me to call SSA! I'm so frustrated!
On that note, SSA told me to mail copies of my first month's paychecks (I get paid biweekly) to my local office. So, I'm glad that I don't have to physically go to the office, because I won't have to miss work for that.
Anyway, I give up! I'm just going to mail SSA my first month's paychecks, and let them deal with my benefits. I'll be okay if I lose my cash benefits, as I'll make more than twice what I get currently once I start working. Also, I will be purchasing private health insurance, so I'm not worried about losing my current health insurances either.