Need Help/ Advice. Anyone have any experience with an issue like this.
Going to try to give needed info but not be too terribley long, Bare with me.
My DD 11 just got out of a 4 1/2 month long term residiental mental hospital on 8-1. We just recently started getting an ssi check for her. She has a lot of diagonosis including autism/aspergers and well as mood disorders and behavior disorders just as a genral idea of issues we deal with, Well I got a letter mid of july saying she wouldnt receive an SSI check for august. Our income is too high because there are 5 fridays in the month and my husband and I get paid weekly.. We were like 12 bucks over making too much. What I didnt know was that she would lose her medicaid for the month.. It resumes again in sept. Here has been my problem.. Shes on about 700 a month worth of meds. Just her thorazine is 449 dollars,,Shes on a high dose 500 mg a day. I have been able to find 0, Zip , Nada help paying for her meds. Our extra checks for the month dont even equal the 700 for her meds. Anyone ever go throught this? I have called every state medicaid #, the value options that superivises mental health medicaid, Social security, tried to find something in the community , Even asked the provider that perscribes those kind of medicines for us, if there is ANY help anywhere. and there is NOTHING.. We live in Arkansas if thats makes a differnce,. I did find something that pays for medicine for kids whos parents cant afford it and have no insurance. BUT it wont pay for MENTAL HEALTH meds, only things like diabetes supplies or something like those kind of illnesses.
So has anyone ever dealth with some months having no medicaid/insurance? Its horrible that I feel i should quit my job. ( i only make 7.75 and hour its not like im raking it in) so she can have her full time med coverage.. but that would be a 900 hit to our monthly income, which we do need in order to keep our bills paid. She doesnt get a full ssi check normally anyway btw its only 300 instead of the 750 ish it could be. I even have wondered if I could ask them not give her ssi so she could go back on the state arkids first program and not lapse coverage. But im afraid of doing that beacuse she will have this check when shes an adult and with her problems may not be able to work and need that money. Any advice be helpful.