The local Welfare/Medicaid office is giving me problems. I applied to get my medicaid back on May 3rd. Brought everything they could possibly need, everything was stamped by their receptionist. They refused to allow me to speak to anyone and said it's all done by snail mail or computer now. Told me I'd get a letter in a month. A month goes by, nothing. I give it a few extra days, call my caseworker. And I'm told, "We have NO record of you having brought anything into this office." I tried to explain to her that I need to be switched to Medicaid, that I'm only on Medicare right now. She acted like she had never heard of Medicaid in her life. So three rounds of my trying to explain to her what I need, and her telling me that I'm already on medical aid, finally, she said to me, "You need to apply for a different benefits package." Duh, what do you think I was doing? So, she told me she would pull my file and call me back. She never called me back. The social worker at my apartment building has also been trying to get in touch with her about it and she hasn't called her back either. And the social worker here said she has had other people go through the same thing with this office. I don't have alot of energy to fight. And it's just really horrible, plus I'm scared of who does have my papers that I brought in there with identity theft. They make you give them everything, your SS number, your driver's license pic, your medical cards. Anyone that wants to steal your ID has carte blanche with this. I come up for review in August anyway, so if they keep delaying me, they are still going to have to give me back the Medicaid then, but the point is, I qualify right now and there is no excuse for them "losing" my paperwork. So now I have yet another fight on my hands, and I'm not up for it. Really. I can't keep doing these battles when I don't feel good.