[Nfbmo] Another Blind Pension Victory with Back Pay
Eugene S. Coulter
escoulter at centurytel.net
Fri Dec 20 19:56:58 UTC 2013
At a recent craft fair members of the Columbia Chapter came across a lady whose brother was taken off the Blind Pension. I contacted Terrell Lamb and told him some steps he might take with the Columbia office including visiting the office. He and his significant other visited the office Tuesday morning and were told there was nothing they could do except ask for a hearing and that Eugene Coulter didn’t know anything about Blind Pension.
After being told about this reaction I quickly dashed off an Email to FSD state office about the case and the trouble Mr. Lamb was having as well as calling and Emailing the Boone County Director. Mr. Lamb was informed Thursday morning that things were being corrected and he he would receive back pay back to April which should be $6,399.00. They also apologized for the confusion and inconvenience. The only other thing was he would have to see an eye doctor in January.
I am glad I was able to get speedy action for him so he will have a very Happy New Year!
PS- Anyone who has not had a recent eye exam can expect to have FSD send an appointment letter as they are enforcing the five year (or less) requirement for re-examinations, there are no exceptions even if you have artificial eyes.
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