50 Percent Disabled Army Vet Seeks Daily Living And Student Loan Help
by Ronald Hensley
(Loudon, TN, USA)
I am 29 years old and separated. I have been fighting the VA since I got out of the Army in 2009.
My family has disowned me because of my mental afflictions. I have not seen them for over a year. I have not been in a relationship for several months due to my financial crisis.
I am unemployed. I have $14,000 left on my unemployment security; however I cannot access it. I have been denied Social Security Disability for unknown reasons.
I do not have transportation, nor do I have a license. I have no way to support myself and need help with daily tasks and living.
I am 50 percent disabled for the following reasons:
- Severe hearing loss
- Build up in all of the joints in my body
- Loss of movement due to repetitive motion in the Army
- Partial loss of vision due to shrapnel on a live fire training exercise
- Severe migraines, source unknown
- Degenerative disk disease from carrying heavy things long distances while running
- Blown out knee cartilage the same way
I have PTSD from all of the above. I have severe anti-social behavior and a lot of other issues caused by, or aggravated by my military service.
I gave all I could and now I'm suffering because of it.
I have copious amounts of debt due to my inability to work. My account is overdrawn severely due to medical issues.
I have been in financial stress since I got my medical chapter from active duty. I owe about $10,000 for college student loans.
I owe several loan companies and I am unable to survive in such an environment.
I have tried to find work from several temp services and "under the table" jobs all of which have ended badly.
I have taken loans from friends, family and anyone I could.
I have tried to sell platelets and plasma, as well as sperm.
I can't make money in any of these fields due to medical problems.
I need help; anything would be helpful, if nothing more than prayers. I want to be able to live. I can't afford to die at this point in my life.
I hope to get assistance with Social Security Disability, raising my disability rating and maybe getting a grant to pay bills.
If possible I would appreciate help with dental and medical costs.
I would love to start a non-profit community garden. Any ideas would help. I am a volunteer. I will help all those who will help themselves. I hope you can help. If not, thank you for trying.
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