Waiting for my review…

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      David the Gnome
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      Supposed to be in about 2 minutes.  I doubt they’ll be timely though, as they have little staff and less funding.  So, as I sit here, pondering the potential loss of my disability status and 771 (soon to be 783) dollars a month, I’m wondering what they’ll ask of me.  Probably health questions, am I still neurotic and fucked up?  Depressed?  Do I still have anxiety?  Well, yes.  Do I think I could work in this society as neurotic and weird as I currently am?  I’m honestly not sure, I failed every time I tried before – at least, I failed to maintain a job for a serious length of time – and they were mostly shit jobs.  Longest I lasted was a year, I think.

      Still, the idea of losing my income is more than a little nerve-wracking.  I wonder at the jobs available in my little town.  I could be such things as a gas station attendant, telemarketer, fast food restaurant professional, perhaps even customer service of some sort.  I’ve done all of these before, at one time or another, the difference was that before I was younger, stronger – and not quite as broken.  If I lose the disability, I lose my health insurance, too.

      Hmm.  I guess I had best be ready to cry or beg, but I really can’t bring myself to do either.  Should be interesting.  Will update when its over.

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      David the Gnome
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      So, it was basically a series of “Do you have, or have you ever received, or do you currently receive” questions related to income, assets, etc.  I don’t think I have ever said no so many times in my life, other than the first time they did the phone interview.  No changes to my benefits, which is a lot better than losing them.  Got my last bit of backpay coming some time next month.

      He was a very polite fellow, but didn’t have much sense of humor (or didn’t find me amusing).  I tend to tell bad jokes to everyone, kind of helps me be less nervous.  Anyhow, I’m glad that’s done.  Next review is December of 2020, probably be much the same.  I just think it’s depressing how many times I had to say “no, I don’t have this”.  No, no trust funds, no rental income, no working income, no interest, etc.  I mean, all they really had to know was that SSI is my only means of income and I have no assets worth over a few hundred bucks.  I guess they want to cover every base though, so we played five hundred questions.

      I get to keep going for another year, works for me.

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      a little weird
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      Congrats – glad they didn’t screw you over. 

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