had a good, unexpected thing happen this week. I am on SSDI (Social Security Disability), and I work
part time. My finances are tight, but I have enough money to pay my monthly
bills. However, it's hard to save money, and I've had to ask my
parents for help with things such as unexpected dental and medical bills
and car repairs.
My father encouraged me to apply for food
stamps and I got them. I really didn't think I would. I don't think of
myself as that poor. The state worker, who determined that I qualified
for food stamps, also told me that I may qualify for help with my
Medicare premium, and housing assistance, so now I'm in the process of applying for those programs.
If you're on SSDI , or are just living on a low income, I would encourage you to go to
the agencies in your state that help with food, medical treatment,
housing, etc., and apply for the various programs. You might get some
benefits that could help you live more comfortably, and maybe
save a little money each month.
I've been on SSDI for four
years, and nobody told me that I might qualify for this type of help.
When I first received SSDI, I may have been embarrassed to write about this,
but after living on a very restrictive budget for the past four years, I am
not ashamed. I will accept the help. I am grateful for it.