In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight
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All aboard the cripple bus

Yesterday was incredibly unpleasant. If it's no fun being on hold with SSA for 2 hours, imagine what it was like to stand in their waiting room for over 5 hours. I can't imagine Purgatory could be worse with all the wailing and gnashing of teeth. I can't even begin to list all the horrors and indignities without getting pissy. Suffice to say, a lot of my anger has to do with the fact that they ended up losing my name on the waiting list at some point resulting in a 3 hour plus delay. Add that to discovering the fact that the reason I hadn't gotten any response in over a month was because the person handling my case decided to take a two and a half week vacation and my appeal letter was still sitting unopened on her god damn desk.

When I finally got to the front of the line again (for the second time), I was able to pass over the documents needed and things wrapped up pretty quickly. The $3.57 ended up costing me hundreds of dollars due to a couple months of lost eligability, but by the end, I got my approval. It was certainly one of the fastest turnaround I'd ever heard of, even with the unexpected bumps in the road. Again, I guess it can only mean that I'm more fucked up than I thought compared to the rest of the schlubs who end up applying for this crap.

I just can't help but be incredibly angry and bitter over all of this as a whole. The entire process just makes me think about the loss and waste and rage.
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