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How can my wife see a doctor for SSI Disability with no money?

We can't afford to pay for a doctor visit but I make too much money at my job for assistance. She has chronic pain due to herniated discs in her back. She can't work and we are getting no assistance. I live in LA and I pay for our car, food (barely), gas, electric, insurance and there's nothing left. I don't know what to do we can barely make ends meet as it is.

Asked By: Rudy P - 12/7/2010
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Your wife can go to the SSA office and apply for SSDI and the SSA will send your wife to one of their SSA doctors for a free SSA physical evaluation but the SSA.doctor will NOT treat your wife.
Answered By: SSA Registered Disabled PWD KING ♕♛ - 12/8/2010
Additional Answers (6)
Call the toll free number & speak to someone at the Social Security Office... More
Answered By: ♥Dee W. - 12/7/2010
 
Do not feel that you cannot apply if you do not have the medical history. Yes, good records are the best help, but not the only records needed. You stated she has a herniated disc(s) in her back, thus, you/she would only know that by having x-rays/mri done. If you apply for SSI, that office will first see if you/she... More
Answered By: Maggie Tyler - 12/7/2010
 
well it takes time but it is free .lots of paper work.call social security tell them what you need and do not give up.you have to be persitent and start now.i wish i could help you two but keep trying,i am proud of you . hugssssssss love ya
Answered By: misstina - 12/7/2010
 
You might try filling your taxes separately instead of as a married couple. If your wife filled her individual taxes without your income she might qualify for medicade.
Answered By: Belgariad - 12/7/2010
 
SSA sends her to tehir doc who spnds 5 mintues with her...i had to borrow $700 to go to a competant doc..but its worth it...i would have no money without it... More
Answered By: Justmeinthisworld - 12/7/2010
 
with a herniated disk she needs to get attention and if SSDI is your only way you could be waiting years for any help. the Dr.s the SS sends you to before being excepted are not going to treat her they are going to evaluate her. and sometimes these appointments take months to get. I would say sell your car, cancel your... More
Answered By: Tree - 12/8/2010
 
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