I can relate to this article so much. I am living proof of what the system can do and not do. As of right now, I am awaiting yet another notice from Social Security for my Disability filing. I first filed in 2003 was denied, appealed and went before an Admin Law Judge and was denied again. I appealed this to the Fed Appeals council and was granted another hearing with the Admin Law Judge........So again I am waiting. I dare not expect as my expectations have caused me a great deal of grief in the past.
My parents built an apt on their home for me and my youngest son with all their nest egg money. We have lived here for 3 years now. My only help is from a monthly child support check of 375 for which I am so thankful and I do get food stamps of about 200. My medicine and doctors are paid for by Medicaid. All this help from the State is such a blessing.
However, if it were not for my family taking me in how would I have made it? When you live with medical problems and chronic pain it almost always leads to depression which was already in place before this part of my life...and I am no exception. My parents are now getting too old to help support me.
My Step dad is the bread winner and still works when he gets jobs. He is now 75. His work is hit and miss, so it is always feast or famine around here. Currenty he has had no work for several months and we are behind on the mortgage by 3 months plus all other bills are doubled or tripled. How do people manage?? My situation is a piece of cake compared to others on this page.
I pray for God's will in my life but scared to death to be specific. I will pray for all of those on this page who need so much than I. I was taught not to pray for myself unless it would help another and in my case the help would be a blessing to my parent and my child.
I'm glad I found this site. I think we all should send this link to every elected official in our respective States.
Since finding this page I decided to share all the information on help I have found in the past. These sites are listed on my "homepage" on this site. If just one person can pull through by using this information it would be well worth it. It is all I have to give at the moment.
Peace and blessings to all. Whitebird33