100 Percent Disabled Army Vet With Anxiety And PTSD Wants Home Biz
by Michael Ullmer
(Brooklyn Park, MN, USA)
I am a 31-year-old guy, recently deemed 100% disabled. I have a wonderful wife and two children: Matthew age nine and Annabelle age four.
I was in the Army for nine years as a Military Police officer with a tour in Afghanistan in 2004 and Iraq in 2006.
With my 100% disability rating I am limited in what I am able to do with my life.
I have been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder, depression and PTSD. My anxiety and PTSD had limited me to being almost 100% homebound; when I do leave my home I tend to have nervous breakdowns or at times become extremely violent.
My financial needs are the same as any other veteran who is disabled. I have been in a back and forth fight with Social Security.
My rating from the VA limits me on how much money I am allowed to make per year. This then limits me on any jobs I want to apply for.
At this time, I have started doing minor computer repair out of my home but I don't have all the tools one needs to run a small shop.
I have been in ongoing battles with Social Security, which continues to deny me benefits.
When I reach out for grants, I seem to not qualify because I still have my life, limbs and eyesight.
I am looking to improve my computer repair home shop and my small woodworking show I have in my garage.
Right now I can only service my family's needs and I do not charge enough to make a living from these ventures. I do these to pass the time.
I would like to receive a grant that would allow me to go out and buy the tools needed to help me be more than a home repair shop.
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