Jackie’s Goodbye

Bank of America
October 16th, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

Last year my sister and I did our best to help mom manage her finances, and one of the things we did was create a joint checking account that I shared with her. Her Social Security checks would get deposited there, and then I would pay her bills electronically. Bank of America was debiting the […]

Social Security Disability Approved
October 16th, 2012 @ 11:36 am

Shay Murphy kept her promise and called me shortly after eleven o’clock this morning. She told me that the Florida Department of Health had approved mom’s eligibility to receive Social Security disability payments retroactively from December 1st, 2011 until her death on August 12th, 2012. Shay said that her supervisor had approved mom’s eligibility, and […]

Social Security Disability
October 16th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

I called Shay Murphy from the Florida Department of Health again this morning. Unlike yesterday I actually managed to get her on the phone, and she seemed to be a very sweet and caring person. We spoke for twenty-four minutes, and she explained to me how she had been unable to convince anyone at Halifax […]

Florida Department of Health
October 15th, 2012 @ 9:11 am

This morning when I got to work I called Shay Murphy, Medical Disability Adjudicator with the Florida Department of Health. 1 I called the (800) 821-8122 number on the bottom of the letter my sister was mailed on September 20th. 2 The letter, addressed to my mother — who died on August 12, 2012 — […]

Calling Social Security
September 13th, 2012 @ 11:10 am

I just called Jessica Srinivasan of the Port Orange, Florida Social Security office. I was calling to tell her that at nine o’clock this morning I visited the West Los Angeles Social Security office. There I gave Mr. Vasquez my mother’s death certificate and my birth certificate, which he copied and then faxed to her. […]

Re: Updates
September 11th, 2012 @ 10:33 am

My sister sent me an email with answers to some of my questions from yesterday: Hey, David. […] Mom needed to be eligible for Social Security Disability to be eligible for Medicaid. They are separate, but somehow one predicates the other. ChamberlinEdmonds is the company that works through Halifax to assist people in getting Medicaid […]

September 10th, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

My sister sent me an email with information about some of what she’s been handling: Hi, David. Debbie Meadows from ChamberlinEdmonds in Orlando called me […]. She said that Medicaid is waiting on Social Security who is waiting for the death certificate. I told her I knew that Social Security was waiting for the death […]

Death Certificate
August 28th, 2012 @ 9:13 am

Dr. Allen Cusack of Cusack Mortuary emailed me this morning: Hello Mr. Gagne, I hope all is as well with you as possible. I also hope the memorial service went well and helped provide your much needed closure. I just wanted to make contact with you that Dr. Wolf has agreed to sign your mother’s […]

Social Security Disability
August 27th, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

My sister sent me an email regarding mom’s Social Security: The woman who has been working on Mom’s Social Security Disability claim is Jessica Srinivasan out of the Port Orange office. Mom’s last Social Security Retirement payment is the one we received in August 2012 because it pays a month behind (the August payment is […]