WELL – HERE IT GOES — I AM THROWING THIS OUT HERE TO SEE IF ANYONE KNOWS A LAWYER WILLING TO HELP ME WITH THIS…. I am opening up my life to you here since my life is an open book anyway. PLEASE READ WITHOUT PREJUDICE THANK YOU. — a letter that is going to SSA —
My name is Herbert E. Anthony Jr., this formal statement I wish to be entered into my Supplemental (S.S.I) Social Security application for (renewal of) benefits, under the eligibility requirements
**It has never been my effort to deceive or defraud the Social Security Administration.**
Let me begin by expressing my sincerity and utmost urgency in this dire situation the loss of my S.S.I. benefits have caused.
Up until I received a large cash settlement at the end of Sept. 2015, I had been receiving regular monthly S.S.D.I. & S.S.I. checks since 1992, due to disabling conditions both physical and emotional. During these past DECADES, I had, unfortunately, “squandered” Most of the payments I received, due to addictions and it’s effects that drug abuse had on my ability to function in society.
However, I no longer have a drug addiction and am proud to say, I feel I did the RIGHT THING with monies I received as compensation for a permanent injury I sustained as a passenger in an auto accident.
It was never my intention to defraud any agency or policy thereof. I reported the settlement (Income) amount as per protocol. I did not “APPEAL” such decision when I was given notice of my benefits for S.S.I.because they were “Temporarily Suspended” as of Sept. and felt since that was protocol is was the right of the SSA to do so,,, until such time I presented a spend-down confirmation, but THAT (11/2015) was the LAST CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED from SSA about this, and according to the SSA office own records — I was NEVER Notified my S.S.I case was closed as of Aug 1st. 2016 and I did not know until my LAST EFFORT to bring my bank statements into the local office in Warwick, RI. on or around the last day in Aug.2016
I had been trying Unsuccessfully to Submit all my paperwork to the SSA to show my “Spend Down” of the money I reported to have received. I was told time and time again to come back and give them more information- they stalled me until the time ran out. I was NEVER given a fair chance to present my case or appeal my case because they let the clock run out EARLY as far as I am concerned. My case should NOT HAVE CLOSED Aug.1st 2016. Off record, an attorney also told me I should have until the END of Aug. NOT Aug 1st. Which is why I tried ONCE MORE at the end of Aug.But since I was told my case was closed… I could not even appeal any decision at that time but should have been allowed to have a decision made about my spend-down. I WAS DENIED THAT OPPORTUNITY –
My disability has never been considered in the factoring in of financial events which transpired as a result of an injury sustained as a passenger in an auto accident which in itself was traumatizing.
They did not even take into account the ADA rules,,, as a disabled American citizen (64yrs old) my disability should have been factored in and all efforts made to “Accommodate” my disability and take all relative information of my medical/psychological background into consideration…. ESPECIALLY SINCE THE FACT REMAINS I AM STILL DISABLED AND REMAIN OF S.S.D.I. – WHICH HAS BEEN A “TOTAL” OF $545/MO UNTIL THE COST OF LIVING (what a joke) RAISE OR $2… BRINGING MY MONTHLY TOTAL TO $547 …….. if not for food stamps and medical coverage I would have Nothing.
How can anyone with a conscience allow a disabled senior citizen to continue to live on such a small amount? It was not my fault I was injured as I was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by my case worker from The Providence Center, and because of the loss of the SSI portion of my income I HAVE ALREADY BEGAN LOSING ALL WHICH I GAINED FROM THE LARGE AMOUNT (over $70,000) I AM LOSING.
I HAVE LOST AN APARTMENT, FURNITURE, A RELATIONSHIP, HOPE AND NEARLY MY LIFE. (My depression is killing me because of all this… I don’t want to give up but I can not continue to live on just over $550/mo)
THIS HARDSHIP IS KILLING ME AS MY HEALTH CONCERNS NOW ARE GREATLY INCREASED BY THE STRESS CAUSED FROM THE MOST DEBT I HAVE EVER BEFORE BEEN IN (to my memory) AND WITH THE LOWEST MONTHLY INCOME IN PROBABLY 30 YEARS.
At this time I wish only to express my discontent and outrage about the unfair, unjust and discriminatory way I have been treated by the staff and regulatory protocol concerning the proper vetting of clients already receiving benefits. I do however state I have reason to believe (and can prove) there was a bias against me which was prejudicial in nature. There was also discriminatory practices used by not factoring in my disability and its underlying conditions.
My closing statement is as follows; “to the best of my ability, I, Herbert E Anthony Jr. do swear these are my words and my statement of sincerity to express the basic facts without all the details here and now as to the exact figures of my spend-down.”
I WISH TO ADD, “I feel as though I spent the money wisely by investing much of it in my creative talents and abilities, in hopes of someday being able to supplement my income by using the musical equipment, recording, and computer programs
I purchased. I am barely hanging onto to my car but have lost my apartment due to lack of income. My Lease, (which has already expired as of Dec31st.2016 forced me to move and it caused severe disruption and termination of my relationship with my now X girlfriend.)
I FIND IT UNCONSCIONABLE FOR ANYONE TO BE PLACED INTO SUCH A SITUATION AFTER BEING HONEST, SINCERE AND NEVER GIVEN ANY REASON OTHER THAN QUOTE RULES/REGULATIONS. MIGHT AS WELL QUOTE SCRIPTURE WHILE YOU’RE AT IT.
I followed the rules TO THE BEST OF MY UNDERSTANDING. I have been 100% Honest and sincere in every effort to resolve this issue. I have been discriminated against by the misapplying of rules which are meant to prevent individuals from “Hiding or Stashing” large sums of money so they can continue to collect. I DID NO SUCH THING BUT AM BEING TREATED LIKE A CRIMINAL.
I want to say also, I have an audio RECORDING of my last visit to the local office in Warwick, R.I. of the workers ATTEMPTING TO DELIBERATELY DENY MY RIGHT TO AN APPEAL. Thank God I recorded it since nobody but the SSA staff and security guard was there. I would have had No proof!
They were INSISTING I had no right to appeal. They kept repeating it, but I knew better and was getting very upset because I knew I was being lied to. Finally, someone admitted YES I CAN appeal, and they went on to say, “But, it won’t do you any good anyway.” The seem to like kicking someone when they’re already down.
DO THESE PEOPLE REALIZE THEY COULD HAVE BEEN TELLING ME THIS WHILE I WAS CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE?
— THANK GOD I AM STRONGER NOW – BUT (at one time) COULD HAVE VERY EASILY WALKED OUT OF THAT OFFICE AND THROWN MYSELF IN FRONT OF A BUS……. These people have NO Conscience. ———-
These briefly, are my thoughts and feeling about my pending application for S.S.I.
With True Sincerity, Herb Anthony,
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