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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.
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    It sounds like you have a good plan! It's such a blessing that you'll be able to work, good for you! emoticon
    846 days ago
    Sounds fantastic! Yay!
    852 days ago
    That is frustrating. Maybe the human resources department at your new job would be more helpful, and a visit to their office once you are working there would be more productive.

    Good luck with the new job! I hope you enjoy it. I'm sure it will be gratifying to put your skills to work, and you will be helping others.

    853 days ago
    Breathe. It'll all fall into place.
    Best wishes.
    853 days ago
    Deep breath, girl. Your patience muscle will always get a great workout when calling governmental agencies, in my experience. I agree with Ctyonit, keep records of everything, some examples include: BCC yourself on all emails sent, keep FAX confirmation reports on everything sent, all pay stubs, everything. It's a lot of work, but it's been my experience that it is the only way to have the best chance for things to work out in your favor.
    853 days ago
    I know exactly what you are talking about--pretty much the agencies are clueless Their workers pretty much only know their own specific job--Good Luck! For my DH's benefits, I keep track of everything I send, when I send it and then keep all originals in a file.
    Good luck!

    853 days ago
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