Yep, that’s where I’ve been lately. I just can’t seem to get out from under it! After being denied Social Security Disability benefits, there’s been paperwork for obtaining a lawyer, and then I almost REALLY messed up. Social Security says that you have 60 days to tell them that you are appealing the decision, but NOWHERE does it say you have to have all your paperwork in within that 60 days! So, I had like ten days to get it all in.
I applied for Food Stamps today. It looks like it’s going to be close. They don’t seem to take into account things like credit card debt, health care costs, etc. I honestly (stupidly?) admitted that we are getting some help from our parents. In New Jersey a family of three has to earn less than about $2000.00 a month! Hello, rent? Doctor’s bills? Insurance? We spend way more than what goes out of this household, we have to. I just called the Food Stamp people to make sure if I am correct. You have to meet the poverty level. If you don’t then they do not take into account rent, daycare, etc. Sigh. Oh, and they gave me more paperwork to fill out.
And now we have tax time approaching. I am freaking out. I add up all of our medical expenses and mileage to doctors which takes FOREVER. I just don’t know how it’s all going to get done.
I feel like there is no time for me to do anything fun, and if I am doing something fun, I should really be doing paperwork.