Bureau-crazy, Part 3

| Working | December 1, 2012

Employee: “[State disability office], how can I help you?”

Me: “Hi, I got a rejection letter in the mail in the mail for my disability. I talked to my therapist about it and she said there was supposed to be a mental evaluation during the process. I didn’t go in for any evaluation. They only called me to ask about my contact information and reason for applying for disability.”

Employee: “I don’t get it.”

Me: “I applied for disability and I just got a rejection letter. When I talked to my therapist about it, she said the department was supposed to send me for a mental evaluation with someone I don’t normally go to. That didn’t happen. The Department of Social Security only called me one time and it was to verify my contact information. I was just wondering if they skipped a step.”

Employee: “I dunno. They rejected you.”

Me: “I understand that—”

Employee: “If you got a letter in the mail that says you were rejected, then you don’t get disability. Appeal it!”

Me: “Is there someone else I can talk to?”

Employee: “No there ain’t! You can hang up and try again!”

Me: “Alright, moving on. I went to fill out the appeal online and it asked about a Wage Earner. I looked up what that was and it said that it was a parent or spouse who has social security credits. Now I filed my own claim but I do have a working spouse. Did I fill out-”

Employee: “No that’s you. How old you?”

Me: “25.”

Employee: “Ain’t got nothin’ do wit him! Leave him out of this! He ain’t the one sayin’ he disabled!”

Me: *giving up* “Alright, thank you.”

Employee: *click*

 

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