The very first time he applied for disability, the Social Security Administration lost his birth certificate so that was 1 delay although he obtained another from the state he was born in. Then they lost his file completely and he had to refile. Next, he received two letters the exact same day. One mentioned because he did not answer a letter by no means received, his case was denied. The other letter stated they had no record of his filing (this was the second time he filed)
He received a telephone call saying they had no record of his filing. When he asked, if that was the case, how come they had his phone number, the person at the other finish recommended he file once more. (Third time) All of this did not come about days or even weeks apart. Each occurred over many months of waiting. Ultimately, following four years his case was again denied, but he was permitted to go to arbitration. His lawyer brought in a file that was over fourteen inches thick. The judge did not take days to evaluation the case. He granted my friend disability on the spot.
Now, because he is on disability, (and receives a little over $ 700. a month) he is permitted to get food stamps. He was getting about $ 130 a month in food stamps. This averages out to about $ 32 per week to survive on. He has 3 factors against him. 1) He is white and English is his native language. 2) He is male. 3) He has no dependent kids – reputable or otherwise.
Consequently, he is now becoming denied meals stamps. His case is ‘in review’. It has been being reviewed for the previous many weeks. He has faxed, mailed and tried to contact the regional Meals Stamp office. So far no response.
I do not know how my friend is supposed to eat whilst the Meals Stamp office gets around to reviewing his case. I do not know why they say his case has to be reviewed each and every 4 months.
What I do know is if my buddy was from yet another country, and never ever worked in the states, he would not only be acquiring food stamps automatically, but getting a government verify for over $ 1500 a month.
Its a sad state of affairs when individuals born right here and who worked right here all their lives are treated as second class citizens and are denied the proper to survive, even though other individuals that come from an additional country, and have never ever contributed something to our society, are automatically offered whatever they need.