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jillybean111

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I need my insurance and money desperately. I was lucky enough to be approved by the judge on the spot for SSI. I've been looking around, and can't seem to find a definitive answer on if I try to take a online class if I will get cut off?? I certainly can't work, that's why I'm planning on taking classes online. I'm about to be 23, it's killing me I want to get my Ph.D in psychology. I just can't risk getting cut off, especially if I can't handle the load of school. 

Does anyone know about the protocol ?

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Not to sound rude or mean but that's kinda like the old saying wanting your cake and eating it to.

If you can't work then how can you go to school ?

So you are getting SSI not SSDI correct ?

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To get SSI, you must be disabled, blind, or at least 65 years old and have "limited" income and resources. If you can pay for courses, your "limited" income may come under question.
Since SSI is funded by personal income taxes, corporate and other taxes, I as a tax payer, would be interested in knowing how you can afford college. Especially enough to obtain a Ph.D.
SSDI is funded through payroll taxes. SSDI recipients are considered "insured" because they have worked for a certain number of years and have made contributions to the Social Security trust fund in the form of FICA Social Security taxes.

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what are you guys, members of the tea party [confused]

just because she’s physically disabled doesn’t mean she’s mentally messed up……she wants to stay in school & work w/ her mind … what’s wrong w/ that?

rag is a psychologist.

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I get SSI, I can't afford college I have no idea how any of this was going to work . I was going to see about getting student loans. I was just trying to start the process of looking into it. I dropped out of high school when I was 16, because I was sick and kept catching everything. I got my GED through studying at home 2 years ago, I haven't been in the public eye in years. I'm terrified because I catch everything. 




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what are you guys, members of the tea party [confused]

just because she’s physically disabled doesn’t mean she’s mentally messed up……she wants to stay in school & work w/ her mind … what’s wrong w/ that?

rag is a psychologist.


No. Not a tea party member, smart guy. [smile]

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In the eyes of The SSA if you are to sick to work you are to sick to go to school.

Smart A$S Anthony Raglet lives in a different country with different rules and laws. We happen to live in the USA different laws and rules. I thought a smear guy like you would have known that. And yes I am being a smart A$s. In fact I pretty p i s s e d off right now and it has nothing to due with this thread.

Robin and I tried to give honest answers. We were not rude, nasty or mean. Having said that SSI IS different from SSDI. You can have an open SSI case and work just not receive any money from SSI. For example. My son has an open SSI case due to his austim, mild retardation etc. but he works. I turn in his paycheck stubs to the SSA office every few months. If he ever becomes unable to work his SSI will turn on without him reapplying.

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I am also terrified of catching anything. I still have to work and will as long as I can. I cannot afford to NOT work in order to qualify for any benefits. I would lose my home if I were to stop working.
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jillybean - I think it's great that you have dreams and want to do something with your life. Don't give up on trying to find a way to make it work. You are much too young to just give up on having any aspiration in life. I have no idea of how things work in your country but I know I was able to do part time study while on our Disability Benefit. I already had my bachelors degree which made things easier but I just worked away at it and got there in the end. It was so worth it, I still can't work full time but I make enough to support myself on - it's not a lavish lifestyle but certainly more than I would have on the disability benefit, and it has been flexible enough that I can cope with it. So keep dreaming and see if you can make it work. Best of luck with it all.
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Not to sound rude or mean but that's kinda like the old saying wanting your cake and eating it to.


well, that sounds a little mean, especially coming from a cake lady...who doesn't want to eat their cake ? ... you of all people [nono]

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We were not rude, nasty or mean.


ooops, my mistake


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Boy you are really asking to be smacked.
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Boy you are really asking to be smacked.Smiley


this is how street violence starts - you grab a stick - i grab a bazooka Smiley



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I will get you just wait
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