Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Probably another half baked plan

Today we had a Bloodborne Pathogens class at work. The tape we watched told us that there is no cure for HIV/Aids and that it is considered a terminal illness. Gee I wish they would tell that to the Social Security office. My friend Johnny who died last year fought for several years with SS to be declared disabled. What I'm finding out is they deny everyone, once your denied then you have to hire a lawyer and that normally takes an average of three years fighting in court. Johnny died less then a year after he was finally declared disabled.

I've brought this up because I've been considering applying for SS disability. With in the last couple of years I've been having increasing problems with my legs. It started with numbness now I'm having chronic pain in most of my joints and muscles. My Dr. is kind of a flake and tells me that I should just be happy that my numbers are good. My father even commented that I was hobbling this week. I'm starting to come to the conclusion that I'm not going to be able to do manual labor for many more years and that kind of scares me.

First of all I now that I will be denied, cuz well duh, I have a full time job. With out my full time job I wouldn't be able to pay the mortgage on the house. The one good thing is that when someone finally is declared disabled then "supposably" they get back pay from when they first applied. With my learning disabilities there's no way I could go back to school, hell I got half of the stupid questions wrong on the fucking bloodborne pathogens quiz at the end of the movie today.

Sooo I'm thinking that I should apply now and continue to work for as long as I can. Then when we finish the house, sell it, I probably won't be able to afford the house payment once the fixed rate ends in a couple of years anyway. Then I'm thinking that instead of buying a house in NOLA maybe we should buy a used motor home instead and just travel.

Its just a thought....


AJ said...

I have a friend who might just be able to help you out, he's been on SS for years. I'll talk with him soon!

Michael said...

Cool, Thanks AJ!

Kody said...

Sorry to hear about the pain in your legs... that really sucks. I think that you have a good idea to apply now, and then collect back pay down the road when you get approved.

Best of luck with that!