social security

  1. S

    Insurance and Social Security disablity question

    Hello, My mom was recently diagnosed. Currently my dad is working and has insurance. I am preparing myself for future, where she is unable to do house chores. At this time, I want my parents to move in with me. I live in a different city. My dad will have to quit his job. Will they be...
  2. gooseberry

    social security

    Apparently getting social security isnt a given for the spouse when the pals dies. It is age dependent. My son who has several disabilities, is being evaluated under the disability area as well as, the survivors benefits. We had been told previously he wouldnt qualify because of my earnings...
  3. gooseberry

    things I am learning the hard way

    1.In Florida, if all assets arent joint you have to probate a will. (Not for things owned by cals but solely in Pals name) It has to be filed within a few days with the courts. 2.Try to make everything, bills included, joint beforehand. 3.Get the will, power of attorney, advanced directive ...
  4. gooseberry

    veterans mortgage life insurance

    This is a premium based benefit that is automatically deducted from compensation. It will cover up to $200k. The premium is based on the amount covered. You can choose tomstart coverage when sah grant construction begins or when it ends. When you need to file a claim, you need a computer...
  5. T

    Qualifying for Disability

    Good morning, I am new to this group; and haven't spent a ton of time because the reading makes me want to hide! I was diagnosed with bulbar onset ALS in June of 2015. At the time I was dealing with slurred speech and swallowing probkems. Now, 8 months later, I cannot speak, soft foods only...
  6. KimT

    Question on Social Security

    Hi Everyone, I had a local neuro appointment today. He said he would give me a letter with the diagnosed on it for Social Security purposes. He thought since I've gone to so many places and had testing, he had all the necessary information and would be able to write a letter that supported...
  7. A

    I call it early retirement and beyond..

    Hi Everyone out there, This is the first ever forum for me so I'm learning as I go. I truly wish it wasn't but that's what we've been dealt. My husband of 20 years is only 54 and was diagnosed in May this year. We had the second opinion of course with UCI of Urvine in Ca, the best in there...
  8. M

    PBP and Social Security disability

    My partner, who is 55, was diagnosed with PBP on May 1st. His speech is not yet completely slurred but he is already having problems pronouncing certain words. He is contemplating not working anymore and applying for Social Security. Yesterday he stopped by our local ALS Association chapter...
  9. Blondrea

    Is it Ever a Misdiagnosis?

    Hello. My partner was diagnosed about three weeks ago. He went to Social Security to inquire about disability (for the future, not yet). They told him that benefits will cease if it turns out to be a misdiagnosis, which is sometimes the case. I doubt they see many people diagnosed with ALS. Yet...
  10. B

    Here we go....

    Well folks I was diagnosed today at the WVU ALS Center. A big part of me knew this was coming but the absolute hardest thing was watching the tears streaming down my wife's face. I hate what this is going to do to my family. Just found out last week I'm going to be a grandpa in September. So...
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