Monday, April 26, 2010


by the way, I still have not gotten my reduced fare metrocard... it is now into the third week from mailing, but who's counting? Me, that's who! I just had to put MORE money on my regular priced metrocard to go anywhere.

Comparison Shopping for Public Services for the Antique Citizen:

DMV -- Elapsed time doing the paperwork - 15 minutes, replacement Driver's License door to door in 8/9 days.
Social Security Administration -- Paperwork online in 10 minutes or less. Deposit began on schedule, no problems.
Medicare -- Paperwork - even less than Social Security since it was covered when I did my SSA application and I just didn't realize it. One hiccup in qualification but it was resolved as promised in 30 days.

Metropolitan Transit Authority -- Paperwork took DAYS, photography required, notarization required and more information than any of the above. Delivery -- not yet at 16 days and counting.


Anonymous said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~ ........................................

sarit said...

It takes a few weeks for the Reduced Fare Metrocard to arrive, so be patient. I applied for the RFM for my parents a few years ago and i dont remember how long they waited to receive it but i want to say two months. You can always call their customer service number to find out the expected processing time. -Sarit