Should Special Needs parents be worried?

There are a few things I have going on over the next week but in light of the government shutdown, I’m not sure if they’re still going to happen.

On Friday, Gavin has a meeting with SSI. He’s due for an update and we have to figure out the whole guardianship thing. I don’t know if the Federal Building will even be open this week. I know they said SSI checks would still go out as scheduled but they didn’t say anything about the local offices.

On the following Monday, I have an appointment with HEAP/PIPP. We have to update our income and recertify for continued access to the program. I don’t know if this will be impacted by the shutdown either.

With any luck, our ridiculous government leaders will stop acting like preschoolers and do their fucking job. Hang on, I should apologize to all preschoolers around the country for comparing them to our federal government. ☺

Anyway, I’ll have to make some calls in the morning and see if everything will go on as planned. I suspect that we probably won’t know anything for sure until we get closer to the appointment dates. Thankfully, the boys insurance is still good, at least for now. Gavin’s due a new supplies delivery this week and if Medicaid goes down, there isn’t even a remote possibility we could cover the cost of his lifesaving medications.

At this point, I’m feeling a bit stressed out over the unknown nature of things but I’m going to stay focused on the now and deal with the future once it arrives.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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