I recieve Social Security Disability,.I applied for Medicaid from the State of Illinois and I was working a part-time job which I no longer have. I keep recieving bills from a debt collector for the medical bills, which I can’t pay until I’m released from the docter to go back to work. What do I about the bills and can they mess with my Social Security for payment?
Terry Says: No, the private bill collectors cannot “mess” with your Social Security. But you need some help to get them to stop. I would suggest calling the National Foundation for Credit Counseling at 800-388-2227. That will connect you to the nearest local office. Explain your situation. Have the bills handy — and the info about the debt collector. I’m betting they will make a call on your behalf. There are laws against debt collector harassment. Please write back and let me know what happens.