E.M.’s Monday Peeve on a Wednesday

I am a bit miffed today…I am posting my Monday Peeve today because Monday I hurt too bad to be ticked off about anything. It’s not about perfume, but my TMP sure does stink… like all of the worst smelling cologne and perfume mixed together in one federal office or non-office office.

I’ll explain.

I am sitting outside smoking a cigarette after working in my room most of the day, and I get an email from my psychiatrist that my Medicare is showing inactive.

Now, a little bit of background on the topic at hand, in December they tried to say that my mental health had improved enough to not consider disabled anymore. I wanted to scream at them and tell them, “I have f*&king bipolar along with borderline…WTF??” All of these years, I thought I got my disability on my physical problems from my shoulder injury, and they tell me that I got it on my psych.

Anywho, I am a bit heated right now. So, I had until December 12th (10 days from the date of the letter dated December 2nd) to get in paperwork to continue my benefits if I chose to appeal their decision. Damn right I was appealing their stupid decision.

So, I turned in everything on the 10th by shoving an envelope of my documents through the door. You are probably wondering why I had to shove my personal documents through a door…

They are the only federal agency in this state that is not open to the public!! You cannot even see a person right now in California at any SSA office. So, I had to call a number, wait for them to message someone, get the answer of if it was okay to stick the envelope through the door, and then hope they followed through on their end.

Next, I called every week and nearly every day to nag their idiocracy because I got my time-sensitive paperwork in, and they didn’t start working on my appeal until December 16th, according to the lady that I talked to at the main SSA number. It was supposed to be guaranteed that I would not lose my benefits while appealing if I got my paperwork in during that 10 day grace period.

How come I have to do everything on time and they don’t? I understand it’s the government, but they need to get their asses back to their desks and quit screwing people over by working from home. “Their workloads are high.” That’s what I hear when I call, and to be honest…IDGAF about their workload. Give me a job there, so I can at least get people taken care of.

I think it’s time to start talking and threatening to get a lawyer when I call tomorrow.


I guess this would qualify for my Humpday Hmphs too…

So… how was your day? 🤣😁🤣

xoxo, E.M.

12 thoughts on “E.M.’s Monday Peeve on a Wednesday

  1. I hope all goes well for you. Government agencies seem to be the same everywhere: you have to get your sh.. together within days while they can wait as long as they want. I waited a year for an answer about how much tax I have to pay back. Surely, even working from home they should be able to manage? But otherwise my day was ok. Take care 🤗🐝

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    1. Thanks Bee. It’s been exhausting and triggering because I just got my meds figured out and a reason for all of my pain in my arms. Now I am back to ground zero because I have no coverage again. It seems like things got taken away when I used them. MRIs and such. I appreciate your support and for reading my peeve 🙂 The IRS is another office that is a hot mess. Big hugs! 🤗🤗


  2. Zelda Winter

    Oh my goodness, I so appreciate your frustration. I receive Soc Security benefits, and state assistance too (WA). I’ve been blessed to not hear the “pandemic” excuse since a year ago–when I began the process of getting a county case manager so that I could get caregiver services. I’ll send up a prayer that God will move your mountain and make sure you get what you need! ❤ Hang in there, friend.

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    1. Thanks for the prayers because I need them immensely ❤ My sister is sweet enough to help me through all of this, but she cannot buy all of these things for me forever. I am searching for jobs again because I need some type of insurance 😦

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        1. I’ve never been good into “giving it to God” or “putting it in God’s hands” (Quotations because that’s what I see and hear people say), but you make me want to have that kind of faith. Thank you for that 🤗

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  3. I’ve privately thought that mental health treatment and so forth has gone to pot during Covid. Your SS office there is only one example of how the government is falling apart – one office at a time. It’s daunting and my sympathies are with you! I had to renew my driver’s license this year and thank GOD I was able to do it on-line. The thought of standing (sitting in my case) in those stupid lines and being exposed to all sorts of Covid because the people here are too dim-witted overall to do something like wear a mask or get the vaccine to help someone else. My grouse is long. At least they open the $#!@ doors here. It would take one melt-down on your part to convince the most dim-witted Federal employee of why you were granted benefits. You know the kind of thing I’m talking about. But if you can’t access them….My best wishes that it’s resolved quickly and without further pain.


    1. Thanks Melanie! The sad part is that when I call and tell them why I am calling…they feel sorry for me too. Like, they know they are doing me wrong. I am not sure what to do. My poor sister, and I am so thankful for her, is going to have to help me with paying for meds until they get their shit together. *sighs* There has to be an answer…I just haven’t found it yet. Big hugs and thank you for the support Melanie! Our DMVs are open here, go figure.


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