[nfbmi-talk] SSI questions

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Feb 18 15:26:01 CST 2012

I would complain, ask for a supervisor, contact your congressman or 
something.  I am sure this is not correct, I haven't gotten SSI or 
SSDI in years, but they always went directly to me!


At 11:17 AM 2/17/2012, you wrote:
>with me being 23 years old i'm more than old enough to control my 
>SSI, and if anything i already do. the money is put in an account my 
>mom controls, and i, not her use it from there on. The rep yesterday 
>didn't even look anything up, she was treating me like i knew 
>nothing and kept ignoring everything i was saying. The only thing 
>is, now i don't know if i can do anything as my mom isn't exactly close to me.
>On 2/17/2012 11:17, joe harcz Comcast wrote:
>>Huh? I don't get this sir?
>>I think it does depend upon your age. But the disability benefits 
>>go with the blindness and not the other way around.
>>In addition a 504 issue and one that was adjudicated in the courts 
>>with the American Council of the Blind in one of their good cases 
>>denoted that all information related to such activities must be 
>>made available under 504 in accessible formats, and the most 
>>effective ones at that.
>>Regardless, feel free to call me on my cell at: 810-516-5260..
>>I've gotta dash right now though.
>>Peace and Justice,
>>Joe Harcz
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Welty" <rattail4 at gmail.com>
>>To: <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
>>Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 10:55 AM
>>Subject: [nfbmi-talk] SSI questions
>>>     Hey all,
>>>Yesterday i stopped by Social Security as i wanted to remove  my 
>>>mom as my payee and control the account myself. Only problem is, 
>>>teh SSIrep tole me flat out i can not be my own payee, because of 
>>>my disability, blindness. Is this the actual law? It seems to me 
>>>that this flies completely against the ADA, and 4 other reps 
>>>before hand told me i could control my own account. So does anyone 
>>>here have the straight truth? Can I or can Inot control my own 
>>>SSI, regardless if i'm blind.
>>>Any help would be greatfully taken.

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