We received some great news last week on Social Security Disability. When diagnosed with a plasmacytoma tumor in January, I applied for disability. We had heard that the approval process can take about 2 years, and almost certainly requires the assistance of a disability attorney. Over the last six months, I have been proactive in contacting and providing information to my disability determination administrator. We knew only 10% of applications get approved the first time, and wanted to do everything we could to be considered, especially since we had not retained an attorney.
God's perfect timing prevailed, and just before going to Duke to begin the transplant process, I received the official letter stating that I was approved for long term disability! The true blessing of this approval is that we now have a path to medical insurance coverage for 2011 and Medicare in 2012. This also eliminates our financial dependence on unemployment benefits which have been so uncertain this year. We praise the Lord for this decision and for His perfect timing, relieving me of this burden before transplant. Thank you so much for your prayer support...the Lord is faithful.
(As you can tell, Samuel and I were pretty excited!)
If you have faith as a mustard seed...nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20