Tuesday, November 18, 2008
As some of you know Taren gets a monthly SSI (social security income) check, because of his birth weight, the length of time he spent in the hospital and having the bleeding in his ventricles, he qualified for SSI. It has been a huge blessing to get that small monthly check. It has helped with some of his large hospital bills. However, when we were aproved for SSI way back when he was still in the NICU, no one ever told us that we automaically were aproved for Medicade as well (which will help pay his medical bills for us). It was metioned off handely to me a few weeks ago, and I was shocked. So I started to look into it. As it turns out, it is true he is aproved for medicade all we had to do was fill out a few pages of paper work. I went to the office this last work to turn in the paper work & talk about weather or not they will be willing to back track the eligbilty so that they will help pay for his NICU stay. I was told this is all up to his case worker. I prayed hard on my way to their office for a case worker who is willing to listen to me & be willing to consider back tracking his eligbilty. When I arived at the apointment I was shocked to find out his case worker was a lady for our church who has followed updates of Taren from the begining. She said she was going to do everything she could to get him aproved for eligiblity that far back. I have not yet heard yet if it was aproved or not, but I am parying hard. If you could please be praying with us on this. Thank you!