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Army Veteran Fighting To Pay Bills And Get VA And Social Security Disability

by Elizabeth Briner
(Owensboro, KY, USA)

I'm a single mother of three daughters. I'm also an Army veteran fighting to pay bills and get VA disability and Social Security Disability.

I've been doing this for almost three years. I have multiple health issues... lupus, uterine cancer, heart problems, liver problems, and leg muscles giving out due to sympathetic dystrophy.


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I use a walker and I wear leg braces. I take 31 pills a day and go to the doctor at 2-3 times per week. I'm also being treated for PTSD, due to my time overseas.

My utilities have been shut off several times. I'm $3500 behind in my house payments. I struggle on a daily basis trying to get gas for the car and basic household needs.

I receive only $500 a month in child support. Sometimes I wonder if I'm able to keep everything going. I only just want enough money to pay my bills, buy the things we need for the house, and on occasion be able to do things with my daughters.

I have no idea where to turn to for help, with these issues. I just wish there was a VA foundation to help veterans who are waiting to get disability, to help pay their bills.

Maybe then their health would get better, instead of worse. I know that I cry on a regular basis because I am not able to provide for my family the way it should be. All I am asking for is any assistance with my bills, and day to day living.

It seems wrong that I have to be fighting to pay bills and get VA disability and Social Security Disability. Any help would be so appreciated.

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Nov 25, 2009
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We have been trying to reach you!
by: Anonymous

You appointed the KY Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) as your accredited VA representative. We have been trying to reach you in order to offer assistance but all of the contact information you initially provided is obsolete. Please call KDVA at 502-595-4447 so that we may attempt to assist you!

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