Love is Tough Enough
Saturday, November 26, 2005
  The Trials of Using SSDI
Or maybe the title should be never trust your government to do anything right. To say that I am disappointed in the people who administer this program is a monumental understatement. After talking twice to Social Security representatives I had the understanding that since I never applied for SSI that the first month payment which they held back should be paid. Then I call again because two weeks of the within ten days that I was to be contacted had passed. I called and got Sonia on the phone. I explained what had been happening and that the contact deadline had passed. Sonia decided since it was just before the holiday she was going to play head games with me and told me the rules state that no one is paid for the first month of eligibility. I explained that I had waited the five months and the letter of award stated that my first payment had been held back. I learned a valuable lesson if you are dealing with a black civil servant you might as well hang up and hope that you get somebody who can actually understand plain english and does not resent white males. She told me that she would send me a pamphlet explaining the rules. She instead sent me a pamphlet explaining about the Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency Program. Sounds like a strong hint to me. Then again maybe I can get a job where I have the power to play petty games with people who need medical help. They say power corrupts and petty power must corrupt also. Unfortunately for Sonia I am an intelligent white male and I plan on complaining about her to as many people as I can. That includes my district congressman and senator both of whom I have written and gotten responses from in the past. I plan on calling her supervisor on Monday to start the ball rolling. Today I write about this in my blog which is a small thing of limited readership to be sure. The thing is that God uses the weak things of this world to confound the mighty. The few that do come here have the power of prayer and have an awesome God as our resource. Keep me in your prayers as I tilt against the next windmill here in La Mancha. Yer Mad Pro Life Friend and Fiend, Al of Alnot.
Friday, November 04, 2005
  Finally An Update.
Finally I have received more than a letter of award telling me my first month of eligibility is being held back because I may have received SSI. I called and told them that I had not received that and that I needed to pay cash for medical problems like laser eye surgery and oral surgery. As usual I got sympathy but no money yet so round two starts next week since simple things like catching up on the mortgage payment and living expenses are what takes priority at the moment. I had to pay to put down my favorite cat today because he got very sick and two hundred and forty dollars for medical tests is more than I can afford for a probably die anyway cat. I am fond of the critters but being able to feed myself and them is about all I can do. Asher the ratweiler will miss Sid but has other healthy cat buddies to play with. Next I will be looking for a new home church and doing a restart on my responsibilities as a member of the body of Christ for no matter how diseased that part is, God has quietly reminded me that he who is in me is greater than any of he who is in the world.

Location: Yuma, Arizona, United States

Salty Veteran who was brought to his knees by the power of God's love.

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