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stage IV and Social Security is cutting me off…

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    NancyGM
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    I have been on Social Security since 2007. My re-evaluation came up a few months ago. I have been working again(part time) for the last year and still recieving disability, medicare and medicaid. I just recieved notice my benefits will cease. Anyone run into this? I was under the understanding that stage IV is considered a condition that makes one eligible- even if one has been NED for an amount of time. I have no insurance and need my medicare to have check ups and scans. Any advice for appeal process? Thanks

    I have been on Social Security since 2007. My re-evaluation came up a few months ago. I have been working again(part time) for the last year and still recieving disability, medicare and medicaid. I just recieved notice my benefits will cease. Anyone run into this? I was under the understanding that stage IV is considered a condition that makes one eligible- even if one has been NED for an amount of time. I have no insurance and need my medicare to have check ups and scans. Any advice for appeal process? Thanks

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      Sherron
      Participant

      I just read that you have to make $900.00 or less.

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        NancyGM
        Participant

        I am earning under the amount I am allowed to gross per month. I was determined to be no longer disabled because  they detemined my "health has improved since we last reviewed your case."

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        NancyGM
        Participant

        I am earning under the amount I am allowed to gross per month. I was determined to be no longer disabled because  they detemined my "health has improved since we last reviewed your case."

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      Sherron
      Participant

      I just read that you have to make $900.00 or less.

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      washoegal
      Participant

      How old are you?  That make a difference.

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        NancyGM
        Participant

        I am 45. My Notice of Disability Cessation states: "Because of improvement in your condition you are now able to perform work activity." When I returned to work I was under the impression that metastatic melanoma eligibility for disability was not detrmined by one's ability to work.

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Hi, I am stage 3a and was determined eligible for SSDI for a 7 year eligibility period, during which time if I earned less than whatever amount at that particular time (I think it has increased a little each year) then I would get payments. If I went back to work and earned more than that amount I went off SSDI but could get back on anytime if I stopped work or I earned less than the amount. At seven years I was told I would be going through a disability review. I have been able to keep my medicare even when working full time and making more than the allowed amount to stay on SSDI…SS told me that would continue for two years if I was still making more that the $1000 a month I think it is now. I pay $96.50 a month in premiums. So thats what SS here in VT has told me and so far it has all been working out just fine!!!! good luck to you….and appeal everything!!!! I had help from my Voc Rehab office too, as I signed up for that when I was doing the Ticket to Work program….hopefully you know about that right??

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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        Vermont_Donna
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        Hi, I am stage 3a and was determined eligible for SSDI for a 7 year eligibility period, during which time if I earned less than whatever amount at that particular time (I think it has increased a little each year) then I would get payments. If I went back to work and earned more than that amount I went off SSDI but could get back on anytime if I stopped work or I earned less than the amount. At seven years I was told I would be going through a disability review. I have been able to keep my medicare even when working full time and making more than the allowed amount to stay on SSDI…SS told me that would continue for two years if I was still making more that the $1000 a month I think it is now. I pay $96.50 a month in premiums. So thats what SS here in VT has told me and so far it has all been working out just fine!!!! good luck to you….and appeal everything!!!! I had help from my Voc Rehab office too, as I signed up for that when I was doing the Ticket to Work program….hopefully you know about that right??

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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        NancyGM
        Participant

        I am 45. My Notice of Disability Cessation states: "Because of improvement in your condition you are now able to perform work activity." When I returned to work I was under the impression that metastatic melanoma eligibility for disability was not detrmined by one's ability to work.

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      washoegal
      Participant

      How old are you?  That make a difference.

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