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Old 06-14-2014, 05:16 AM
 
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Your sister is then collecting SSI - Supplemental Security Income. Its federal welfare.
For 2014, for an individual, the maximum payment is $721 a month.

SSD is for people who did work but became unable to work due to a disability or serious illness that is disabling. Folks on SSD get Medicare (after being on SSD for 2 years). The more lifetime earnings you had, the higher your SSD payment.
Could be. I don't know exactly what it's called - I just know she gets about $700 per month. I believe she also receives food stamps.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:04 AM
 
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I have a sister who has dual citizenship. She has lived here most of her life, and receives a month disability check from the US government. She has not held a stable job at any point in her life because of her condition. She tells me her disability check is based on her expenses and has nothing to do with what she earned since she hasn't earned very much in her life. She also receives free heath care through Medicaid.

Now that I think about it, I don't think the OP could get disability here if he wanted because they would probably take into account his money from Spain.
Exactly floridagirl sorry for not getting back to you yesterday (you know..time difference) in order for me to get a US Disability I would probably had to be working there for many years and that is not my case. I earned most of my working years here in Spain so my disability allowance it is based on the spanish Social Security system. From what I read on this interested thread of replies; the US system works completely different, I also have to point out that not everyone here gets Free medicines or health always you do have to pay a small amount of money..but for example in my city this american girl unfortunately studying interchange program tudent got hit by a Bus last week; she was taken to the Hospital actually she´s in Intensive care unit but they think she will fully recover thanks God..well everything they are doing to her will be totally FREE. Her parents came inmediately and when they heard this they couldn´t beleive it. I myself for being disability total I get fully hospital doctors, test, scans, xrays free and also the rest of spanish people or inmigrants that come abroad Spain. There might be a small waiting list for example, Doctor sends you a brain TAC they will probably call you in 2 weeks to get it done but it´s FREE. Regarding other folks advices I can see life back in the states can be a bit tough and that obviously I would be sacrificing lots of my quality of life here in Europe.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:05 AM
 
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I'm afraid to see that pie! LOLOL what is it? 0.00000002%? No wonder Reality Tv & Honey Boo Boo are so popular!
Florida turned down Medicaid expansion which the Fed was largely going to fund, in order to take care if the puerile who were in that Gray area of not quite afford yet made too much for Medicaid. I don't want to be insensitive to your plight, your chosen field is ever shrinking and hyper competitive, I understand wanting to follow your passion but in a free market you need to consider job demand as well as passion.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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Exactly floridagirl sorry for not getting back to you yesterday (you know..time difference) in order for me to get a US Disability I would probably had to be working there for many years and that is not my case. I earned most of my working years here in Spain so my disability allowance it is based on the spanish Social Security system. From what I read on this interested thread of replies; the US system works completely different, I also have to point out that not everyone here gets Free medicines or health always you do have to pay a small amount of money..but for example in my city this american girl unfortunately studying interchange program tudent got hit by a Bus last week; she was taken to the Hospital actually she´s in Intensive care unit but they think she will fully recover thanks God..well everything they are doing to her will be totally FREE. Her parents came inmediately and when they heard this they couldn´t beleive it. I myself for being disability total I get fully hospital doctors, test, scans, xrays free and also the rest of spanish people or inmigrants that come abroad Spain. There might be a small waiting list for example, Doctor sends you a brain TAC they will probably call you in 2 weeks to get it done but it´s FREE. Regarding other folks advices I can see life back in the states can be a bit tough and that obviously I would be sacrificing lots of my quality of life here in Europe.
Thank you for explaining! I have several friends in the UK, and they receive free health care as well. They said that it is free for standard care, and that the standard care is somewhat outdated and often patients must go on a waiting list to receive it. I believe their cancer death rates are higher than ours as a result. Yes, it's free, but it definitely comes at a cost.

I have friends in Germany as well, and they have a similar system to the UK's. In order to receive better care, they must purchase additional insurance through private companies. One friend of mine pays nearly a grand a month on top of what is taken out of his pay check for the standard government care, but he says that grand allows him a lot more freedom and better and faster care.

I don't know what system is the best. Our system in the US has become so complicated with government programs, insurances, big pharma, etc. … it is a mess! However, I do feel the quality of care we get here is better than what my friends receive in the UK and Germany.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Could be. I don't know exactly what it's called - I just know she gets about $700 per month. I believe she also receives food stamps.
Has to be SSI because there arent any other disability programs from the U.S. government.

You're description is SSI to the "T". SSD is only for people who paid FICA taxes. FICA is "Federal Insurance Contributions Act". It is how we pay into social security.
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