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Subject: Re: LONG: 2nd post, but for me this time Date: 2/23/2003 4:50 PM
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Be aware that, when SSDI kicks in, it is his money. You won't be able to compel him to use it wisely, any more than you could with wages from a job. The government doesn't care if you are providing support; the SSDI is his. This is true even for married couples.

Actually that isn't quite true. If he is declared incompetant, which has happened at least twice so far, then he gets a guardian. I was named that twice. Then I am named to handle his affairs.

I have already been through SSI and SSDI myself with a cancer diagnosis myself so I am quite familar with that system.

Before he wasn't getting SS, just wages, but we've already been down that road. There isn't anyone else. Kinda sad, but I'm it.

I was looking more toward what other things I should be asking.

Thanks though.

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