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silverman   in reply to AFwidow   on

Comment: ok, new here and not sure...

Wow! You have a lot of problems in your life. Let's try to take them one at a time. 1) As an widowed veteran's wife, doesn't the military provide you with a pension and some benefits? 2) Have you been disabled completely? If so, has it been for 24 months? If so, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits and Medicare. 3) If you truly have no resources, you should be eligible for Medicaid. Have you applied? If you have been refused, what was the basis for their refusal? 4) Contact the Dental Association in your state. They typically have free clinics where they may be able to address your most severe dental problems. You can also check with local dental schools, who typically offer clinics to low income Americans. 5) Why are you living on antibiotics? Is this to avoid infection of your mitral valve due to the condition of your teeth? 6) For help with your utilities, you may want to contact your local Salvation Army. I know that they can help with these. Above all, DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE! Things can turn around in a second even if you have no reason to believe that they will. In the meantime, take positive steps to improve your situation - even if they are baby steps. If you would like to consult with me further, but don't wish anyone to know about the details of the questions I have asked, feel free to respond to me privately.

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silverman   in reply to militaryman2424   on

Please help a military guy in need trying to keep his daughter in his life

Dear Sir, First of all, I want to thank you for your service. I am not a big fan of the war effort, but I greatly appreciate your sacrice for our country. I realize that the "casualties" of war are not just the dead, and that things like divorce are a part of the terrible price our soldiers pay. I really don't have much money, but I wanted to ask if the military will provide you with representation in the matter concerning your visitation rights. If not, you might want to contact the Bar Association in your wife's county and ask them if they can refer you to an attorney who can help without charge. They will probably refer you to Legal Aid of your county. I hope that this helps. By serving bravely, you have become a great American. Always keep that in mind. Say it over and over again. Be proud of it and show your child when you see them that you are doing what you do so that they can live a peaceful, happy life. Keep a diary of your thoughts and feelings - this will become a valuable resource for your child in the future, to know that their father was a man doing a dangerous job FOR them. It may seem meaningless now, but it will mean and great deal to them as they grow up. Keep your head down and your spirits up!

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silverman   in reply to jeffreysparkman   on

Comment: Hello I am 46 yr's old!Ihurt...

You aren't too young for Social Security if you are considered disabled for 24 months. Are you considered too disabled to work?

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silverman   in reply to soulight   on

sl or soulight , (my page for single moms)

I beleive that the "Judith Williams" postings are a scam. I saw them on one of the next-of-kin Nigerian scam pages. I have asked Emil to investigate it and if he thinks it's shady, to remove the page.

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silverman   in reply to bboopsway11   on

HOUSING (NEEDED)

Have you been declared disabled by Social Security? If you have been disabled and unable to work for 24 months, you may be entitled to Social Securrity benefits. This may also entitle you to Medicare and Medicaid as well. There may be additional aid at your county or state level to help with your housing and utility expenses. Do not give up hope! Reply to my privately with your email address, zip code, state and county of residence and tell me about your disability and medical insurance situation.

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silverman   in reply to Builder1   on

Hey Emil, I think we might have one of those Nigerian-type scam postings on aidpage. It is located at http://app-judith-williams-1.a idpage.com/ I found in on one of the next-of-kin scamsheets located at http://www.repository.izone.me .uk/repository.pl?action=searc h&month=November&year=2006&typ e=nextofkin By the way.....where is the searcg function on this site? There are specific areas I could help people with, but I cannot even find a way to search for keywords. John

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silverman   in reply to Preacher   on

Praying for Help

Dear Pastor, I'm Jewish and we believe that prayers are fine but that you are required to take action first! Most states have dental schools. Most of the schools have clinics that provide dental care at vastly reduced fees. If your problem is largely "cleanup" it might not be that expensive (i.e. your bridge is intact). One of the things that most dental schools have a hard time with it when crowns, bridges, etc have to be made. Sounds like you need more general dentistry and maybe some endodontic work. Hope this helps! Good luck! For additional ways I can help, see: http://some-financial-help.app -silverman-1.aidpage.com/some- financial-help/

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silverman   in reply to Anna Marie   on

Anna Marie

If you are completely disabled for 24 months and are unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits and Medicare. Have you checked that out? For additional ways I can help, see: http://some-financial-help.app -silverman-1.aidpage.com/some- financial-help/

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silverman   in reply to debrah banks   on

Comment: Hi, my name is debrah and...

If your mother has a life insurance policy it may have an "Accellerated Benefit" provision in it that allows for payment of a portion of the death benefit while she is still alive. This could give you the money you need to move and some money that you could use to keep her comfortable in her last days. For additional ways I can help, see: http://some-financial-help.app -silverman-1.aidpage.com/some- financial-help/

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silverman   in reply to HelpMyMom!   on

Mom had numerous surgeries, always in pain, & can't work :(

If your mom has been unable to work for six years, she should have been getting social security benefits and Medicare for the past 4 years. Has she been getting them? Let me know if you have any medicare or medicaid questions

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silverman   in reply to FlaNewbie   on

FlaNewbie

Does your parole officer have contacts? Perhaps you can get work as a CNA in a prison hospital. You also might get a better opportunity in grossly underserved areas of the country or your state. Hopefully, once you are working for awhile again and your record fades into the past, it will have less of an influence on your future employment. Have you consulted an attorney about getting your record expunged if you go a certain period of time with no arrests?

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silverman   in reply to Lily1   on

Lily1

Depending on your skills, you may qualify for a Student Loan Forgiveness program. I know for a fact that nurses or teachers who work in certain underserved areas can get up to 80% of their loans wiped out. I don't know your skills set, but i suggest you Google "student loan forgiveness" and go from there. Good luck!

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silverman   in reply to AidpageTeam   on

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Suggest you check out the Dental schools in your area. Most of them have clinics that do work for greatly reduced rates. Some may even do some free work if you are very economically challenged. You can also check your state's dental association for links to dental care resources for the poor. A much less expensive alternative to solving your problem (although not a desirable one) would be to have all of your teeth pulled and getting dentures. That would definately solve the aestheics problem. I also suffer with needing serious dental work, but I'm just not poor enough to get it done for free or cheaply, so I can sympathise with your situation. Good luck!

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silverman   in reply to DonaldinNV   on

First Time Home Buyer Grants (Disabled Person)

Have you applied for a received disability benefits and Medicare from the Social Security Administration?

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silverman   in reply to susyq232   on

susyq232

Congratulations on your effort and your progress in getting ahead! If you have not done so already, apply for student loans and grants at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov Additionally, once you become a teacher, there are student loan "forgiveness" programs that will allow you reduce your student loan balance by up to 80% by working in poorly served schools for a period of time. Good luck!

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silverman   in reply to hopeisme   on

hopeisme

I am truly sorry for your situation. First of all, this is a time to THINK, not to panic. Here is my advice. If you have no money, call your local Bar Association and ask for the number for Legal Aid. If you are poor, they can provide legal services free of charge. The bank's lawyers can be very intimidating, but it doesn't mean that they have the law on their side. Each state has it's own laws regarding the treatment of real property in a bankruptcy. If your husband has ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease), he may qualify for benefits under Social Security & Medicare. Does he work? If not, has he been declared disabled by Social Security. He may be entitled to treatment and monetary benefits. email me at jtischler@yourmedicarepros.com with your situation. DO NOT post it here, as it might violate privacy laws. Don't Give Up Hope!

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silverman  

No Insurance For Your Children? A federal/state program can help!

If you are uninsured and are unable to afford coverage for your family, you may be able to qualify under your state's CHIP program. This is a program specifically designed to cover uninsured children in most states of the USA. It is a combined federal and state program. As I understand it, there are no pre-existing condition exclusions under the programs, so your children could continue to receive treatments and they would be covered by CHIP. You might want to check out the following link that describes CHIP: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/sc hip.asp

You can then call the Dept of Insurance for your state and see what they have to offer (What state are you in?).

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silverman   in reply to Tkerby   on

Need Help

Firstly, I am sorry to hear about your situation. If you are uninsured you may be able to qualify under your state's CHIP program. This is a program specifically designed to cover uninsured children in most states of the USA. It is a combined federal and state program. As I understand it, there are no pre-existing condition exclusions under the programs, so your son could continue to receive treatment that would be covered by CHIP. You might want to check out the following link that describes CHIP: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/sc hip.asp You can then call the Dept of Insurance for your state and see what they have to offer (What state are you in?). If the plate in your son's arm is a real danger, it might be considered malpractice on the part of the doctor whether or not he gets paid. You might want to consult an attorney, but I do not believe that a doctor can start a job and refuse to finish it if it puts your son's health in danger. For another way I can help, visit http://some-financial-help.app -silverman-1.aidpage.com/some- financial-help/ Good luck!

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silverman  

How Bad We Think Things Are

Having spent a lot of time on aidpage in the last several weeks, I realized that what I felt was a bad situation for me, did not seem so bad compared with many of the stories I read.  It seems that nearly everyone here is poor - at least temporarily - and is suffering from that poverty.  These stories are certainly really sad and it is such a good thing for people to help them when and how they can.  But I wanted to share something today that affected me personally, that might help put even some of the worst stories on aidpage in perspective.

For the past couple of days, on national news (there is a news article on the incident and the funeral here), it was announced that two young college girls were murdered by a young man, who then turned the gun upon himself.  He did it, apparantly, because one of the girls (who's birthday it was incidentally), told a young lady that he was dating that she had a "bad feeling" about him and advised her to avoid him.  For this compassionate advice, this beautiful 20 year old girl took a bullet to the head from a semi-automatic handgun.  Her best friend was also shot and died later at the hospital.  The news story stated that she was attacked immediately upon existing her Mercedes at her gated apartment complex.  Like many of you, when I hear the word "Mercedes" images of wealth and even feelings of jealousy pop up in my mind - not as a purposeful thought, but almost as a reflex.  Yes, I know for a fact that this family was wealthy and lived a lifestyle that most of us could barely dream of living.  But let me ask you - would you trade your current situation for that of this family?  Are things so truly bad in your life that you would trade the life of your child, parent, brother or sister for wealth?

No-one should live in a state of want - to be hounded by bill collectors, not be able to earn a living, not be able to afford dental work or their needed prescription drugs.  I think that despite our troubles, we need to count the good things that we have - including the ability to share our pain with others.  I know that I do.

The name of the girl about which I am writing is Carol Kestenbaum. She was murdered on her 20th birthday.

Carol was my cousin.  I never met her and now I will never be able to.

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silverman   in reply to PapaJohn   on

PapaJohn

John, It is impossible to imagine, for those who stayed safe at home, what you went through in places like Vietnam and Kora. I have several friends who have done tours in Nam and the crackle of a radio or a firecracker going off is enough to put them into "fight" or "terror" mode (I wonder if there is really a difference between the two....). It makes me sad to think of another generation of men and women who are going to be bearing the scars of war - in a way, I think that Iraq will leave people at least as mentally screwed as Vietnam did - perhaps more. Our papers only seem to tally the dead. But what about our walking wounded....and our wounded who can no longer walk? What about the inevitable divorce rate amongst new returnees? What jobs are these soldiers going to be hired for? If I was ever privelaged to serve in government, there would be no soldier, sailor or airman who would ever have to worry about a job, an illness or injury, a meal or a decent place to live. Taking care of those who take care of us is an honor....and our real "National Debt."

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