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Letters from Home

Occasionally, I receive postal mail from readers on various issues. I can’t quiet understand why someone would take the time to send snail mail when email is so much faster and easier, not to mention cheaper, but they do.

Yesterday, I received a two page letter with attachments from a person in Idaho that still has me fumming mad. I thought about scanning the letter in and posting the entire thing but I’m certain I have better things to do with my time.

This person claims to be a whistleblower living in Idaho but the letter doesn’t bother to mention exactly what they could possibly be blowing the whistle on. This man claims to be the defacto caregiver for a developmentally disabled child of a friend.

What has me all fired up is this man is seeking legal council because he believes he has been denied funding to the tune of $4 million and services of an unknown value that he was entitled to under Idaho law.

Excuse me? Most of us won’t make that much money in our entire lives but this person feels that he is owed this money because he is caring for a friends child? Well slap my face and call me crazy but that is nuts.

I took in my grandson when he was first born, the State of California paid me $357.00 each month to help support him. We accepted the money for a couple of years, then decided our privacy was more important. I have another friend, who took in her autistic nephew and she received $123.00 each month from the State of Michigan. The state paid for very little of the services he needs.

This type of thinking makes me sick.

He even went so far as to send me some sort of chart from the “Personal Care Services Codes – Idaho Medicaid” where he indicates he should be collecting $77.50 per day. What if you received nothing at all? Would you send the child away?

It’s time people start looking out for the needs of children because it is the right thing to do, not because they can collect some big settlement off their backs. Do yourself a favor, don’t bother writing me for help trying to tap into taxpayer monies. This is just a bunch of B.S.

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