RE: [owcp] Advice
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I just received back pay from S ocial S ecurity for Disability due to no fault of my own. My doctors are saying I may never work again anywhere. Workers Compensation has been dragging their feet and all I can do is give this to GOD.
God bless you and your family,
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Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [owcp] Advice
I'm sorry you're going through this. I had bovine tuberculosis in my lymph nodes from unpasteurized milk and it took ages to get a diagnosis. I was in the same boat as you. Ultimately, I borrowed lots of money and paid out of pocket to just get diagnosed and then fought the battle to get reimbursed. Eventually, I got the majority of it back.
My diagnosis battle was many years ago and the system has changed so I wonder if anyone else out there has an idea? I would think that if you could upfront the money and you are a very recent returnee that you could get them to reimburse but I also know how hard it is to have no money with which to do that. If you are recently returned, do you have an interim policy as a RPCV? We didn't have that option when I returned but I think it now does exist?
Anyone else with ideas?
Say, are there any other New Yorkers out there?