I agree AW, my mom's sub-insurance pays good! If she hadn't had it this past year she probably would have lost her house and land paying all the bills! It is well worth it even if it is expensive. I have no idea of yalls financial situation but you might be able to get your medicare deductable paid and even get a small amout of food stamps. I have been meaning to see if my mom qualifies. And even if you get on a program that pays all of your medical expenses, don't give up your sub-insurance if you can possibly keep it. I remember that medicare was only going to allow a certain amout of days for rehab then she would have had to went to a nursing home to get it. But with her insurance she had like an extra 200 days or something, can't remember the exact numbers. I was sooo glad we hadn't dropped her sub-insurance!<quoted text>
My check went up by $18.00. I guess that I am wealthier than you, LOL. I don't get a crazy check, though. I hear that it is easier to get than physical disability. Guess the government knows that it is driving people crazy. However, Part B Medicare is going up next year, so that takes care of the big raise. I have kept a Medicare Supplement insurance policy. Costs a lot, but it pays for all deductibles, 20% copay, etc. I was really glad that I had it last spring and summer or I would be up shizz creek without the paddle. Medical bills are SO expensive. One of the medications that I needed to cure a rare infection cost $1600.00 a week. I needed 2 weeks' supply. By the time the second week came around, though, I only had to pay $77.00 because I fell into the"catastrophic" category. It would have been a catastrophy if I had to pay the entire amount. Either that or plant myself 6 feet under.
Also, you guys may qualify for senior commodities. You don't get a bunch of "great" food but it would help fill in. Take advantage of everthing you can get, you deserve it!