She sent a huge stack of forms that needed to be filled out and returned with original documents, birth certificate, social security card, etc. These would be returned to us after the office processed his claim. The paperwork was tedious and trying but I got on it and put it in the mail and waited for the phone appointment.
When his appointment rolled around, I was sitting next to the phone waiting for it to ring. Again, Ricky gave his permission for me to speak. She had received all of the documents and was ready to submit them. She couldn’t tell me when we might hear back. I did find out that if he was awarded benefits, the soonest we would see a check would be around September. It was frightening to think about but at least the ball was rolling.
We parked in the gravel parking lot and looked at the boys warming up on the field. My brother came over to carry the chairs. Rick really didn’t want to be seen and I knew he was dealing with that demon but I got out of the car and came around to help him out.