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Now, if only I knew….


Okay so, I know, finally, that I have been approved for Disability.  I know I’ll get my back pay next month and that I’ll be getting my monthly payments the third Wednesday of the month, now if I just knew how much I was getting, I’d be in hog heaven.  But that may be a few weeks away…

See, here’s the thing, if you ever talk to a judge, make certain you make statements that are crystal clear.  And here’s why…

The Judge asked me, at one point if I had a valid driver’s license.  I said yes.  He asked if I had a car.  I said yes.  He asked if I was still driving.  I said yes.  He asked if I drove myself up to the hearing and I said no.  He asked why and I said…”My mother didn’t want me to drive up by myself.”  Turns out I should have added, “Because my windshield is cracked and there are a few other possible mechanical problems and she didn’t want me to have any problems.”

I wasn’t clear, and now I’m having to get a letter from my Doctor that says I’m mental sound and able to handle my own financial affairs.  Of course, once my sister heard, she volunteered to be my representative, for 55% of my back pay.  I don’t think so.  She did thank me for giving her the laugh of the year.  It is kind of funny and frustrating all at the same time.

At least I do know that I’m getting my money, even if I don’t know how much yet, so, even though I misspoke at the hearing, I’m relieved and happy.