May 31st

Hello everyone. It is a nice sunny day. However, I’d like to know where the month of May went.

My sister was able to get the flowers put on the cemetery early and what a blessing that was since they had a horrible snowstorm around a week of rain.

Now the grass has turned green and things are looking better.

Here we are at a time when schools are ending, and graduations are happening. Graduates are getting ready to begin that new journey of their life so let’s pray for their safety.

Now temperatures are climbing and families are thinking about summer activities, planting gardens, fishing, camping, and planning vacations.

Some people will be moving over the summer and starting new adventures in their lives.

However, there are those whose lives change very little and that is the disabled.

Now I want to address the disabled because I am seeing so many ads on how easy it is to get disability once you reach fifty-five years of age.

I am here to tell you that is not true. There are some rules that have changed however you can still planning on being refused at a minimum of three or more times.

There are some simple guidelines one should follow

1. Apply as soon as you can no longer physically work
2. Upon first rejection hire an attorney who works only with disabilities and social security.
3. Make sure you have lots of medical documentation and a doctor that understands how to fill out the paper work.
4. Write your congressman before you lose your home, car and personal belongings.
5. Don’t expect everyone to do the work for you.
6. Fight for what you deserve
7. Make sure you have worked with Vocational Rehabilitation or it’s an automatic rejection
8. Don’t give up because that’s what they want
9. Plan! Plan! Plan!
10. Find someone to help you if you don’t know what to do.

Don’t apply if you can work because the longer you work the more you put into Social Security and the larger your check will be when you need it.

It is important that we all understand the importance of not taking advantage of the system. When we do that we drain the account so that it isn’t there later on.

Take pride in working and work as long as you can. However, when you no longer physically can work take the steps that are required to assure yourself of an adequate living.

Cut back on extra spending. Learn to live modestly and within your means. If you don’t have the cash don’t purchase something you can’t afford.

Don’t listen to ads that make it sound like everything is free and easy and your ship has come in because they are misleading you.

Respect the disabled and those who need the help. After all their life has been affected the most by being disabled.

Do what you can to keep active and have a positive attitude. Don’t let the world beat you down. Enjoy family, nature, hobbies, and simple entertainment.

Whatever you do I wish you the best and if anyone is having difficulty getting disability let me know and I can guide you through the process. Remember lawyers are in it for the money. I get nothing from it.

So now that I have posted about one of my concerns I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

So until next time 🙂

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