The federal govt. awarded me SSD. With regard to the state assistance programs, my food stamps were dramatically reduced to $16 per month and the state also imposed a medicaid spend down of $238 per month. If I don't pay I lose the coverage completely. With the reduction in food assistance and premium to be paid for medicaid insurance I will not have enough money to buy food. clothing (among other necessities) and barely be able to pay my rent.
My question is that if the federal government awards you money for a disability, how can the state then use their methods of determination used in their programs to almost completely take all of that money from you?
Is it violation any civil laws? Constitutional rights? I am appealing the decisions but have the feeling the decisions will not be in my favor.
Besides the appeals in the state, is there anything I can submit to the SSA explaining my situation and that my disability money will be actually be working against me instead of for me?
Any positive thoughts from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
new recruit - Missouri