Header for Ability Mission

Accident Disabled Couple Seek Disability Grants For Home And Medications

by Steven McDonald
(Gassville, Arkansas, USA)

I am a 44-year-old male. My wife and I have been married for 14 years. We have four children and 10 grandchildren.


1. Free Advocacy Help
Get a real disability advocate working for you all at no cost to you. (...more)
2. Grant Search Online
Find grants online more easily. Search a huge database of top resources. (...more)


Disability Issues

In 2006, my wife and I were in a motor vehicle accident. I suffered from a broken back, neck injuries, traumatic brain injury and major depression disorder.

My wife suffers from low back pain, depression and nerve damage that affects lower extremities. We are both on Social Security Disability.

Financial Hardship

We both have bank accounts that are overdrawn from securing our first home. We also only have enough money for house payments and utilities.

We have a single vehicle that is in need of repairs. Our combined medicinal needs exceed our abilities to afford them.

We have an outstanding account balance with our pharmacy that makes us choose which medicines we can afford each month.

Income Efforts

We have applied for food stamps, and extra help with our medications but do not qualify due to income guidelines.

We currently go to food banks in our area, and have to rely on friends to try to get through the month.

Specific Needs

I am looking for grants to fix and modify our home to our disabilities.

We also need help obtaining medications, and getting ourselves back to financial stability.

Comments for Accident Disabled Couple Seek Disability Grants For Home And Medications

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 02, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Running out of Gas in Gassville
by: Ken

Hi Steven,

I hate to ask, but was the accident your fault? The reason why, is your medical shortcomings. In either case, your losses should be covered. I guess I won't know unless you decide to say what happened. In any case, it sounds like you are really stressing over this. Perhaps you could visit:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/arkansas

See if you qualify. It may be better to live in a smaller space to be able to move around easier with your disabilities. With the size of your families, you would all be able to stay at each other's houses or hotels for any holidays. Right now, you have to be concerned more about what you need and not what you want. If in the future things change, then go for your wants. "Happiness is not having the best of everything, but making the best of everything you have." Life definitely can throw you a curve ball, but it is only one strike, you're not out of the game. Regroup. Maybe some family members know a bit about what can be done as well. If you have not been able to meet or afford a lawyer maybe you could try this:

http://www.legalhandle.com/pro-bono-attorneys-Arkansas.html

God Bless,
Ken

Click here to add your own comments

Return to US Arkansas.