I Can Not Believe This!!

OK, I have been singing God’s praises and being thankful for all the small blesses in my life. I think it is important to stay positive.

I didn’t mention that just as we were about to sit down to dinner on Sunday there was a knock at the door and it was the president of the park management board who handed me a letter. I didn’t open it right away because I was afraid but my family said better to open it now while we are all here. The letter said I have to get rid of Kato by the 31st of October. I am still going to fight it, submit letters of reference I have gotten from people who know us and now I have pictures of Kato chewing his ball while another dog is right there in the room. My brother said if I have to put him down he will take him in for me. My brother was very very supportive and concerned, he really loves animals and really loves Kato.

Then this morning I checked my bank account online because my disability benefits come every second Tuesday but they only deposited 1/2 of the amount I should be getting so I called thinking it must be a simple mistake. NO! I have been cut off, that is it, no more benefits. Everything is done online these days and I was positive my claim was good until May 31, 2014. I copied the information off of the website for my claim. What does it say to you? am I missing something? 
I don’t know what I am going to do!! My landlord, or the woman that holds my mortgage has been very patient, but I just got caught up on my mortgage and now I can’t pay it again.

I am sick about it, panic stricken, I wasn’t making it on what I was getting. And to top it all off I was going to take my painted stuff into Fort Langley on Saturday and decided to call first to make sure she was working and her financial situation has changed overnight and she couldn’t afford to buy anything off of me. My brother lent me enough money to buy the gorceries for the dinner.

Start Date of Claim: June 02, 2013
Waiting Period: June 02, 2013 to June 15, 2013
Type of Benefit: Sickness – major attached benefits
Recovery Date: January 04, 2014
Total Insurable Earnings: $xxxxxxx
Benefit Rate: $xxx
Federal Tax: $xx
Weeks of sickness benefits paid: 15
Total Weeks Paid: 15
End Date of Claim: May 31, 2014
Last Report Processed: September 22, 2013 to September 28, 2013
Last Report Processed on: October 06, 2013

9 thoughts on “I Can Not Believe This!!

  1. Amanda Smith

    Hi Carrie, I’ve also suffered this money-lack in the past, where the fear is LOUD and the situation screechingly painful, so can identify. I’m sure if you keep doing all the right things including realising you deserve abundance and good things it will come good. It’s so very tiring but you have the stength within you to keep going. Hope you have some peace with it soon, Amanda


  2. Connie

    Carrie, I don’t know how disability works in Canada, but in the US there are disability attorneys who handle cases and the disabled person does not pay them…I think the Social Security Dept. has a fund to pay these attorneys. But anyway, find out how to appeal…appeal appeal appeal. Do it soon because they usually have a time limit on that. Then get legal help. Sometimes these bureacracies have computers that just spit out these cancel notices….and all you have to do is call them or file a formal appeal. Either way, do something soon. And document everything (we are all good at that! Lol). Send any correspondence via Certified Mail.

    I’m sorry this is all hitting the proverbial fan at one time. It sucks. I am on disability from a horrid back injury from a patient who assaulted me 10 years ago. I have been able to continue working as a nurse but in a very limited capacity ever since. Great…my peak earning years when I was going to start socking $$ away for retirement. And BAM … almost the end of my career. If it wasn’t for disability, I would have been in a horrible financial situation.

    And good luck with Kato. I think if you can talk to these people face to face about it, they may show some compassion. It’s easy to send a letter condemning your dog to death. But when they have to look you in the eye and do it, they may realize how horribly painful it is and perhaps their humanity will prevail. Well, that is unless they are all a bunch of Narcs! Lol. Let us know how that goes. Poor sweet dog. He just wants to live out his life with you in peace.


  3. ellie2013

    Carrie I am so sorry. Thank God, if necessary kato will be ok. Are you sure it was not a mistake? About the disability pay? I hope they gave you a good solid reason why. And don’t they have to legally notify you by mail first? Giving you the option to dispute? I know you are in BC so things may be different, but, you just can’t yank the rug out from under someone without giving them time to prepare. N’s do that 😦 Perhaps a disability attorney. Praying for you….


  4. Carrie Reimer Post author

    thanks Ellie, connie and Amanda, I called the Government office first thing this morning and they said no one gets more than 15 weeks, But we do it all over the internet and no one told me, the only information I have received is what you see copied and and pasted and to me that looks like my claim is good until May 31, 2014. If it isn’t why put it there? Why even put the Dr’s date of January?
    the woman I was talking to gave me the 1-800- number for our Canada Pension office, they also provide disability benefits, like taking an early retirement. I called them and there is a 4-6 month waiting period to find out if you even qualify!! So I am off to the welfare office in a bit to see what they say. I hate going to welfare.

    As for Kato, what the board is saying is, “We aren’t telling you to put him down, we would never do that, we are saying you have to find him another home.” Then they can say , “We didn’t make her put him down that was her choice.”

    But how do I give him away when he is almost 10 years old and been with me his whole life? It would kill him slowly of a broken heart, anyone would know that if their have any compassion or had a pet. PLUS he has to have a very strict diet, he got into my son’s dog’s food the other day and maybe ate 1/2 a cup of regular dog food. Within an hour he was in pain, I gave him two low dose aspirin and a digestive enzyme and he laid on his bed, only moved to roll over a couple of times until 5 pm!! and then he went pee and ate a bit. But I had to help him into bed, he was running a fever and if I hadn’t given him the aspirin he could have had a really high fever and gone into convulsions, there could be brain damage and every time this happens his condition is worsened. Most people do not understand that protein kills him and they slip him doggie biscuits to give him a treat. He’ll eat them and love them for sure but he doesn’t know the pain he will be in later. I cook him veggie stews, etc. He can’t walk far and sleeps with me every night. it is just not an option to give him away and go visit him because every time I came to visit he would think I was there to pick him up, it would be cruel beyond comprehension to do that to him. But now I don’t have a clue how I would pay for it anyway. I am in big trouble financially, I don’t know how long it will be before I am evicted and I hate to do that to people. They have been so understanding about everything and it is not like me to not live up to my responsibilities, THAT was JC not me but ever since I left him it seems that black cloud followed me. Or he has the devil working on his side trying to ruin my happiness. Well God trumps them all!!!
    Thanks for your words of support, I really appreciate it and I am sure it will work out as it should.


  5. Paula

    You are right! God trumps all; he knows what you are going through and is with you. Psalm 139 always encourages me, maybe reading it will give you comfort. Just know I’m praying for you!!!


  6. missnadinelouise

    What a shitty time Carrie… I don’t have a really strong faith but I am trying very hard as I do believe in God and the universe and learning the power of positive thinking… I hope your faith stays strong with you thru this time… Did they give you a reason why you have to rid of Kato?


    1. Carrie Reimer Post author

      Nadine, I really can’t believe it, I was a happy little clam with my family all around me and boom!! everything went for a shit. I am not giving up, God must have a plan, right? They just said people are nervous with kato in the park but he is never outside. I have pictures of him with my son’s dog and letters of reference, I haven’t given up the battle yet.LOL Thanks Nadine


  7. missouriflower

    Carrie, I’m sorry to be so late in responding to this. I don’t know how the Canadian social services system works, but this doesn’t sound right. Unless your health has substantially improved, I think you are well within your rights to challenge this decision. It sounds arbitrary and capricious! It reminds me of when my first husband was dying of a brain cancer, and was hospitalized, yet bureaucracy kicked in and wanted to kick him off SSDI (disability benefits), thinking his health had likely gotten better. Uh, no it hadn’t! If you protest and refuse to take the cut off lying down, I believe it is often possible to get such decisions reversed, especially if you show up in person! It shows you are a force to be reckoned with! That is if you want your disability benefits to continue. I know you just got a new job, so you may not. Good luck GF! ~ Linda



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