Aug 12, 2013 - 8:54 pm
Recently, I started a discussion thread on the subject of applying for Social Security Disablilty. I received many excellent replies and a (mostly) good discussion ensued. I am especially appreciative to our Les, who is a former Social Security Administration employee, for his contributions. Thank you again, Les.
A few days ago, I received a correspondence from the SSA requesting a detailed work history. I only had 10 days, from the date of the letter, to complete this report. Based on the date I received the letter, I only had 4 days. I completed it today. My hand was aching badly by the time I wrote out all the information (no idea why this couldn't be done online). That was the most I had hand-written in a long time.
Before I took the report to the post office to be mailed, I decided to check my checking account balance (online) as I wanted to pick up a few items from the grocery store while I was out. I knew there was less than $200 in this account and I needed to find out how much less. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and there will be a $40 co-pay. So how much could I afford at the grocery store?
When I looked at my account balance, I was shocked. Stunned, really. I had a balance of a few thousand dollars. Without understanding this, I went ahead to the post office before they closed and on to the grocery store because I did see the expected balance (prior to the "pending" transaction).
When I got back home, I delved further. According to my bank, there was a large deposit, today, from the Social Security Administration. I went to the S.S.A. website to check the status of my claim. It stated there had been a determination made and that it would be explained by US Mail. Well, I already know what the decision was by my bank balance.
Could it really be possible that I applied for Social Security Disability less than 3 weeks ago, was approved, and have already received retroactive payment? Yes.
And now, for the miracle and answered prayer part.
I have never prayed for money. I didn't want to bother God with my finances. I wouldn't hesitate to pray for shelter or food but I am blessed enough that I have never needed to. My prayers involve giving thanks for all my many blessings. I pray for health for myself and others. I have prayed for my doctors and nurses. I pray to understand and not feel ill-will to other people. I pray for God to show His will for my life. I pray for safety and security. I pray for the people in my family and others I love.
I decided to pray for a positive outcome to my application for Social Security Disability. I prayed, not for my financial gain, but rather for relief from the stress and strain on my husband in dealing with my major medical expenses, as well as our daily living expenses, despite his employment insecurity.
With gratitude and respect,