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is it possible to get disability at 17? i've been extremely sick for so long, and haven't been able to get any insurance whatsoever (tried them all), and i need to see specialists and everything...i'm just seeing my body rot away while everybody is hungry for money and going around in circles with pathetic doctors...i mean, i haven't been able to have a job cause of how sick i am, had to quit school...it's just all impossible with what's going on, and i'm seeing my mom suffer with no doctor for her problems too and just don't want to go that root at a young age like this

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is it possible to get disability at 17? i've been extremely sick for so long, and haven't been able to get any insurance whatsoever (tried them all), and i need to see specialists and everything...i'm just seeing my body rot away while everybody is hungry for money and going around in circles with pathetic doctors...i mean, i haven't been able to have a job cause of how sick i am, had to quit school...it's just all impossible with what's going on, and i'm seeing my mom suffer with no doctor for her problems too and just don't want to go that root at a young age like this

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/

Here is a site that might have the answer to your question.

I am sorry that you aren't doing well. Can we help in any way?

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you would, at the least, have to have a doctor confirm your disability. if you're in the US, you may be able to get at least very basic, emergency care at community hospitals. maybe not the best in the world, but better than nothing. sliding-scale clinics are another option, for some. if you suspect gluten-intolerance, you might try getting off *all* gluten now, so you can get well enough to pursue further investigation in the future if you need to.

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In addition to the checking into the disability have you checked to see if your family qualifies for medicaid? You may also qualify for foods stamps which could help also. If you are a newly diagnosed celiac do not lose hope. It can take some time to recover but usually we do. Take Care.

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I don't know what state you're in, but here in CA, we have a program called Mr. Mip. It's basically a program that you can get insurance no matter what, but only if you're uninsurable (which I am, so we are applying for it.) It's kinda like a "best kept secret" that almost nobody knows about.

I have a lot of other health problems other than Celiac (well, possible Celiac...not sure) so we really need the help. I don't know if other states have a program like this...but it's worth a try.

A lady from Blue Cross told us about it (my brother is insured with them and my mom talked about me...I'm 17 also...and she suggested it.)

I hope this helps...you may want to call insurance companies and ask about this kind of program. If you have any more questions, feel free to PM me.

P.S. If you do have Celiac and that's what's causing your health problems, it's a little harder to get help because the treatment is a gluten free diet. The reason we're doing it is because I have Lyme disease and the treatment for that is expensive (antibiotics, etc.)

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yeah the reason i say it is because there's other things i'm thought to have, possibly lyme, and some other things occurring aside from celiac...it's all a big cycle with any of those things

i just really don't have a clue why insurance is so how to get, my dad has a decent job but my mom doesn't due to sickness and because my dad makes slightly over, half of these places don't want to insure us...but i think they base the pay off what it is before taxes are taken out, which if true, is hard on the people...and paying out front for coverage is just far too much, it's literally impossible

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Here in colorado we have colorado kids insurance that anyone can get. Im sure all states have some sort of insurance that kids can get. Just google your state and see what you come up with, Only give basic answers to your health problems, never tell them the whole truth lol.

paula

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lol i'll look it up but i honestly don't think there's anything here in rhode island...maybe somebody will know

in mass there's mass health which EVERYBODY gets, but of course i no longer live there

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Every state has Medicaid.

Also, every state has a version of SCHIP....state children's health insurance program. Depending on your family size/income, you may qualify for health insurance through the state.

Each state has various options. It might be helpful to talk to one of the caseworkers at DHS to determine what you maybe be eligible for.

http://www.dhs.state.ri.us/dhs/doffices.htm

Here is your states family/child care government webpage

http://www.dhs.state.ri.us/dhs/famchild/shcare.htm

I believe this is the application:

http://www.ridhseligscreening.org/English/Engl_App2-07.pdf

http://www.nashp.org/loadedfiles/SCHIP_Sna...IP_Snapshot.pdf

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I have been on SSI for about 4 years now (hope to get off soon!) I was so sick at one point I couldn't get up and down stairs.

Needless to say it does help I don't get much my health care coverage is minimal. I end up paying for my Dr's out of my pocket anyways.

Good luck with your quest

sickchick

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supposedly it's California only though, i don't think there's something similar here :(

hi, in rhode island you do have a plan which is like medicaid in massachusetts it is called rite care/rite share through dhs. http://www.dhs.state.ri.us/dhs/famchild/shcare.htm

also there is another way for care with the rhode island free clinic, http://www.rifreeclinic.org/news.htm

it is for ordinary people like us who don't qualify or can't get health insurance through an employer or through their state funded program as listed above. i would try both, there are alot of people out the who can help you and send you in the right direction.

they also have a food stamp program which might be able to help with the cost of buying gluten free food, (very expensive as we know) www.dhs.state.ri.us. unfortunately when it comes to state funded programs you have to fill out alot of forms and get alot of people attention to get some help.

good luck. lorrie

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lol i'll look it up but i honestly don't think there's anything here in rhode island...maybe somebody will know

in mass there's mass health which EVERYBODY gets, but of course i no longer live there

I don't think Rhode Island is known for social programs......Last I checked I don't think they have a govt.-based Disability program. It think the state's motto is "Live Free or Die."

I think the way around this is:

1) become independent legally from your parents (there's a legal word for when a minor claims adult status, but I can't remember it)

2) move to Mass and become a legal resident there to get the health care

3) as a RI minor, you might be eligible for Federal SSI - call a local Social Security office to inquire..or go to their website....you'd be collecting SSI under your parent's social security.

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yeah but it isn't like i live on my own or have a job at the moment, would that even be possible?

Don't really know how that works...I knew a girl who did that (Washington State) & she moved in with her grandmother, got a job & paid a really low rent to her grandmother (who probably gave it back to her in cash). Her parents were alcoholics & she needed to be emancipated & move out.

However, Rhode Island does not have a disability program for its residents...you'd have to collect thru federal government (SSI) and that's difficult to do - you usually need an attorney's help as SSI usually declines people on the first try. You are a minor and you'd have to collect thru your parents' SSI number.

Were you primarily looking for disability income or health insurance coverage?

For health insurance info - USA only:

http://www.healthinsuranceinfo.net/

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