That windfall was intercepted

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04 Aug 2019, 1:00 am

Remember that one-time windfall that was coming my way? Well, as of now, it's f****d up :cry: . Today, here in San Francisco, where I was stuck waiting for the windfall check to come in...I got in my PO Box today a letter indicating that the payment (which was apparently an old holding left to me by my father) was intercepted by some California State agency claiming that I owed something and taking all of it :cry: !
The letter said that you could argue that you don"t owe it and that you never heard of such a debt. I never did hear of it - my father never lived in California in his life - Perhaps I can find some agency that might help me next week, it's still Saturday now - But even if I can who knows if I can coax any money out of them :( ?
I was really looking forward to that money, I really need it...I was thinking of base using it to get a room/place somewhere (Not San Francisco - with my possessions in storage up in Santa Cruz I was thinking of there perhaps or nearby Hollister because of the stuff in storage's proximity and my having relationships with medical people there - Eureka, CA, was also suggested to me. Almost anything would be cheaper than SF and I am in this shelter now with bad conditions, things endlessly being stolen and in horrible medical shape :( .)
I really need to restart my life someplace. I need that money, I am stuck in this horrid condition in.SF now with my things in storage in Santa Cruz :( .


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04 Aug 2019, 2:15 am

Very sorry to hear this!

Perhaps you might be able to get some worthwhile advice from someone at one of the nonprofit autism orgs in California?

In case you don't already have this, here is contact info for The ARC San Francisco, which provides services for people with developmental disabilities of various kinds including autism. And here is contact info for the Autism Society in San Francisco and a list of other affliates of the Autism Society of California, in other cities.

(I just now tried to look up AASCEND, but their website is being weird. Does anyone know if they still exist?)


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04 Aug 2019, 3:31 am

...I lost a draft :cry: .Perhaps the auntie agencies you list could help...but I have never been much on the track with them.
I was DX'd so late and so old :| . I've mostly dealt with homelessness agencies, which I obviously am :( .
With my handicappedness, and back pain :cry: , I had thought I might dedicate much off the windfall to simply setting up a place/room/whatever with decent bedding & chairs :cry: , lights, etc. even if I don't have much time left - and dentures - almost all my teeth were pulled ages ago - and prescription glasses - which I haven't had for many many years, and my eyes are weak :cry: .


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Renal kidney failure, congestive heart failure, COPD. Can't really get up from a floor position unhelped anymore:-(.
One of the walking wounded ~ SMASHED DOWN by life and age, now prevented from even expressing myself! SOB.
" Oh, no! First you have to PROVE you deserve to go away to college! " ~ My mother, 1978 (the heyday of Andy Gibb and Player). I would still like to go.:-(
My life destroyed by Thorazine and Mellaril - and rape - and the Psychiatric/Industrial Complex. SOB:-(! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !!


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04 Aug 2019, 6:22 am

What agency is this?

Did the letter say how you could appeal the “ruling”

Perhaps send us that letter in full? Or at least write us where you could appeal the ruling.

If you “lose a draft,” try again. Don’t give up.

Maybe somebody here can help you. Mona has already helped.



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04 Aug 2019, 6:52 am

The autism/DD groups I mentioned earlier would not be able to help with this directly, but perhaps might be able to refer you to a good social worker, or perhaps a good lawyer (who would be entitled to some percentage of the windfall, as a fee, if he/she can get it for you).


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04 Aug 2019, 8:07 am

Indirect help is better than no help at all.



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04 Aug 2019, 10:44 pm

...I lost a draft :cry: .
Medical here, as I said before, raised the possibility that the state of my kidneys could lead o me not having long to.live :( . Not " you're terminal " - like " if your kidneys, the way they are now, continue on long enough and get worse, it could be fatal " :(. That did get me thinking then, since I had bought all those books. etc.. in 2018 and pit them in storage to have a bookshelf/collection in a hoped-for room, but the amount didn't seem enough for long-term living...If nothing else, I could get some final months of living, and reading those books etc., if it worked out to that :( . But, I don't have that money, or those books (in storage in Cruz) available to me now :( .
I have often thought that, with the supposed one-line description of Aspergers' as " difficulty with social codes " - I was so alone, most of my life :cry: ! And everything in my life seemed to to combine/conspire to stopping me from building-making connections-chances to meet people. So I was so alone. :cry: Maybe there were things I could have done but didn't to build friends, but what were they :( ? Perhaps at a very end so could read comfortably , etc., a little - I can"t now :cry: Even all my years on this board never turned into any face-to-face friendships ' or even meetings :( .


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Renal kidney failure, congestive heart failure, COPD. Can't really get up from a floor position unhelped anymore:-(.
One of the walking wounded ~ SMASHED DOWN by life and age, now prevented from even expressing myself! SOB.
" Oh, no! First you have to PROVE you deserve to go away to college! " ~ My mother, 1978 (the heyday of Andy Gibb and Player). I would still like to go.:-(
My life destroyed by Thorazine and Mellaril - and rape - and the Psychiatric/Industrial Complex. SOB:-(! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !!


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05 Aug 2019, 7:25 am

If it is possible you can appeal the decision that denied you your money, I would try to do the appeal, and concentrate on that.

You're not a dumb guy. You can do it. You can focus. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out---but not trying would be worse. You have nothing to lose.

You're going to hate this advice: but I would cut my hair and shave my beard for any meeting with those who are relevant to your appeal--like a lawyer.



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05 Aug 2019, 8:24 am

I would be interested in finding out what agency grabbed up the designated holding money so I could look up what if any kind of recourse could be taken. But I have a feeling he is not going to say.


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05 Aug 2019, 8:27 am

This could actually happen---for various reasons. There are agencies which could take his money away. Some of which are beyond ASS-P's control. Some of them related to the troubles which often accompany homelessness.

I feel like this is pretty legit.



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05 Aug 2019, 8:51 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
This could actually happen---for various reasons. There are agencies which could take his money away. Some of which are beyond ASS-P's control. Some of them related to the troubles which often accompany homelessness.

I feel like this is pretty legit.




..." Legit " in that I seem honest? Legit as in I" m telling the truth? Legit as in MC Hammer. was too legit! Too legit to quit!!!-? When have you ever even seen a picture of me? My beard kind of covers up my missing teeth



:( ?


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Renal kidney failure, congestive heart failure, COPD. Can't really get up from a floor position unhelped anymore:-(.
One of the walking wounded ~ SMASHED DOWN by life and age, now prevented from even expressing myself! SOB.
" Oh, no! First you have to PROVE you deserve to go away to college! " ~ My mother, 1978 (the heyday of Andy Gibb and Player). I would still like to go.:-(
My life destroyed by Thorazine and Mellaril - and rape - and the Psychiatric/Industrial Complex. SOB:-(! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !!


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05 Aug 2019, 8:54 am

You know what I mean.....nothing to do with Hammer.



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05 Aug 2019, 10:18 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
This could actually happen---for various reasons. There are agencies which could take his money away. Some of which are beyond ASS-P's control. Some of them related to the troubles which often accompany homelessness.

I feel like this is pretty legit.


I feel like it is too vague to say what it is.


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05 Aug 2019, 10:21 am

ASS-P wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
This could actually happen---for various reasons. There are agencies which could take his money away. Some of which are beyond ASS-P's control. Some of them related to the troubles which often accompany homelessness.

I feel like this is pretty legit.




..." Legit " in that I seem honest? Legit as in I" m telling the truth? Legit as in MC Hammer. was too legit! Too legit to quit!!!-? When have you ever even seen a picture of me? My beard kind of covers up my missing teeth



:( ?


Well if you want ant help from WP you are going to have to be clearer on what agency is involved, rather than what you are doing here which quite frankly seems a bit cat and mouse.


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07 Aug 2019, 8:31 pm

My one granddaughter got her disability pinched by $70/month, because her mother didn't report the income correctly. But, at least they didn't take it all at once.

It must be because this is a one time check.

I don't know of anyone but a government agency or perhaps a lawsuit (courts) that have that power. I hope you can ask for another copy of the draft, to find out which agency is responsible. Also, your appeal time is ticking, so time is critical.


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