I have wrote post on here before within the past couple of weeks about this. My mom she moved to florida where i live and applied for Food stamps and medicaid. She get $742 a month ssdi. I am only venting again because once again she was having to pay out of pocket to see a doctor.
When she applied she got approved for $39 in food stamps and then it was knocked down to $28 with the cut. What i can't understand is why she got only approved for medicaid share of cost. SO while she does have medicare it doesn't pay for it all. she has a copay on meds and is having to pay $50 copay to see doctors. She is paying $400 a month in bills, as of right now paying out $150 in copays to see doctors and $2 per med, and she is on a lot of meds. So she is basicially screwed. She get hardly anything in food stamps and because she wasn't approved for full medicaid she is now paying a lot out of pocket for copays. SHe didn't have to pay that where she lived before. We are don't know what she is going to do or how i can help her because there isn't going to be enough left for food. NOw she is stuck choosing between meds, doctors, and food.
Before anyone says, she shouldn't had moved. She had too. Her mind isn't like it used to be and needed to be close to me so i can watch out for her and help her. We couldn't move because this is where DH work is.
Moving in with me isn't an option, not at this moment right now. We don't have room. I have a teen and a preteen who is sn and because of that I am a sahm plus I take my mom to all of her doctor appointments too. So there isn't any ways i can work with doctor appointment for my sn child and school appointment and my mom doctor appointment. So with only one income we can not afford a bigger place for her to move in with us.
WTF is wrong with the system ,where women can be sahm and get $600 to $700 a month in food stamps and full medicaid while an elderly person gets barely anything at all. They worked their whole life paid into the system until they became disabled. and get screwed while women who are able to work choose not too.
I am not against PA, I have had to received PA myself in the past, and I worked but when i see my mom struggling like this, it pisses me off.