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Thread: For Care & Work Anyone Use Medicaid Buy-In??

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    For Care & Work Anyone Use Medicaid Buy-In??

    I was curious if anyone with SCI could tell me about their experiences if they use or have used the Medicaid Buy-In program while working? Any good or bad experiences?

    Basically if I'm going to have any hope of working I'll need the Medicaid Buy-In program since I need assistance with getting dressed, transfers., etc, etc. I'm going to apply to a full time civil service job with New York State...however the fact that I don't drive & will have to find a driver or use public transport may make working tough. Still...working should be worth it since it fills one's day & gets us out of the house. I'm going stir crazy being home every day...

    C4/5 incomplete, 17 years since injury

    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda

    "We live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom: our body." - Marcel Proust

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    Kyle talk o SSA or your VR counselor about Ticket to Work which should allow you to work and keep Medicaid/Medicare PCA services etc to allow you to have support needed to work.

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    Any "quads" working & using Medicaid Buy-In?
    C4/5 incomplete, 17 years since injury

    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda

    "We live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom: our body." - Marcel Proust

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    I'm worried if I could go for being home each day, not working...to working full time at a state job. I have bad chronic pain but getting out every day may give me a distraction. I just don't want to spend the rest of my "working years" on disability.


    Any others quads with upper-level injuries work, not working or want to work?
    C4/5 incomplete, 17 years since injury

    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda

    "We live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom: our body." - Marcel Proust

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