March 9, 2007

Bad News and Sort of Good News

Well, the bad news is that the medical insurance is once again denied, so mama has to pay for the hospital bill when it comes. They didn't bother to tell her this, of course. And the EBT (food stamps) is gone, too. Because she has a burial insurance plan it's considered an asset, and we are denied everything. Very bad news. She has put in a complaint with the county commissioner's office about this obsurdity. The plan would only pay about half her funeral expenses as it is. Sheesh.

Sort of good news: while she waits for a full time jobbie, mama has been accepted by the temp service, and starts a temp job on Monday. So, in a couple of weeks she will be on their insurance plan, and will be able to get her meds again. The jobbie will last over the summer. If the place she interviewed with this week wants her, she will simply quit the temp job, and switch over. The temp job is only about a hundred dollars a month more than unemployment insurance takehome-wise, so it will be very tight for us, but at least it is an income for us, and hopefully the next apartment place will accept it and okay us. We may still need references, but not co-sponsors. The full time jobbie is more money and benefits and Union. With the temp jobbie we will be able to pay rent for next month, whereever we go. Cross your paws!

That's the good and bad news. Other good news: Shhh. Monday is mama's birfday.

Question: cause it's only a temp jobbie, do I still have to wait for a party and my hamm pizza? Inquiring minds want to know! (me)

Love, headbumpies and hugs to all, and a special smooch for my Sugar Pie,


One of us said...

We are glad yer Momma is gettin some good news and maybe you will gets yer pizza this summer? Good lucks to you two ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko kO

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yay, any jobbie iz good and benefits is furry good so yoor mom can gets her medicine and not get sick. I think yoo may hafta wait til yoor mom gets a cuppul checks afore she'll order yoo a hamm pizza.

The Meezers said...

Ferst of all - CONCATULATIONS to Carol on the temp jobbie. We knows it's only temp, but it's so much better than nuffing.

Sekond, yes, HAMM PIZZA is in order. A jobbie is a jobbie, temp or ofurrwise. (we really don't know, we is just saying that 'acause it's HAM!)


Tara said...

Yea! We will take that as good news! A temp jobbie is better than nothing - Good luck with the apartment hunt - have you checked for apartments? Good luck on Monday.

Tara (not the cat)

Karen Jo said...

Yay on getting the temp job! I can't believe that people consider burial insurance an asset to deny your Momma help. That stinks. I am so glad that you have an income again. You must be very relieved. Also, I have always heard that it is easier to get a job if you already have one. Maybe the people with permanent jobs will look at your Momma more closely now.

Jane said...

Congratulations to your Mum Brandi. I hope the temp job works out ok as long as she needs it. Sometimes it's easier to get a permanent job if you are already in work, so fingers crossed she gets an offer for the other job soon.

America needs a proper national health system, it's outrageous that your Mum can't have access to the medicines she needs or even basic welfare benefits.

Fingers crossed for you both :) xx

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Party on girls!!! Ham for everyone!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh Sweetie! That is wonderful news about the temp jobbie. If the perm. jobbie from Thurs wants her, she can easily take that. It is awful about the burial service stuff as an asset that denies food stamps. That is just stoopid.
I'm so glad that, even though tight, you'll have money to go wherever you wants to!

I think you and your mommy deserve a ham pizza and a party! I'm sending you big virtual hugs and smoochies!

I'll be sure to wish your mommy a happy birthday on Monday sssshh I won't tell her you told us.

Sophie said...

Brandi - My mamma has worked temps many times in the past. It's not so bad - you can make contacts and maybe get hired fulltime, if they like you and you like them.

Good luck!

PS Have you found a new partment yet?