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Disability Benefits To Help Accident Disabled Dad With Vehicle And Home

by James Teate
(Martin, Georgia, USA)

I am a 45-year-old father of a 14-year-old daughter who turned 14 January 5, 2013 and is coming to live with me.

I was always a laborer or automotive mechanic.

Disability Issues

I was in an auto accident back in 2003. I broke my neck and have had two operations to repair it with no success.

I am in constant pain and I can't lift anything. The left arm always feels like its getting shocked with electricity. It gets worse as the years go on.

I have applied for disability benefits and been turned down three times and have a pending case now.

My medical bill each month is $350 plus this month I was in the hospital for five days with a bleed inside. I was passing blood through my bowls.

They never found it but I was four pints low on blood. Now on top of that I have constant stomach pain. I had a colonoscopy and a camera down my throat too.

Financial Hardship

I have a lot of medical bills and don't have an automobile. I need a car to transport my daughter and myself to where we need to go.

I also would love to get a home for us. We are currently living with my mother and she is on a fixed income and she helps all she can.

I need help paying for my mental health meds and my and pain meds.

Income Efforts

I did try to work for a year or two after my accident but couldn't keep a job because of days off for doctor appointments, surgery, medication and pain.

I am working to get disability. I have a lawyer (Myler Disability).

Specific Needs

I will take any help I can get. I would like to get a grant to get a car and any medical I can get.

I am a very good person who is just down on his luck. I will take any and all help I can get.

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Jan 04, 2013
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by: Claudy

James,

Including myself, everyone I know was turned down repeatedly before finally getting disability. That part of your story sounds typical unfortunately. In fact it is a disgrace how it seems you must be in poverty and lose everything before you will be granted disability. I could go on and on, but let me tell you about some great information that will definitely help you and even your mother.

Go to a website called benefits.gov and take the statistical survey. After you've answered all the questions, you'll get a computerized list of all government agencies, services and grants that you're eligible for. The list is complete with addresses and contact information. You will be amazed at all the help you had no idea was there! It is a great resource.

Benefits.gov just added a video link to explain and help you if needed. I think you'll have no problem. Then have your mother take the survey because each list is specific to you so she may qualify for help you don't and vice versa.

You will for the first time see all there is for you to access and certainly help with problems you didn't even mention.

Because of the repeated denials for disability, contact your Senator and ask for help with your disability. They have staff that will advocate for you and can contact the judge. They will help after repeated denials as a last resort. It will look good when the judge sees a letter from your Senator and maybe even ask for you claim to be expedited faster because it is now an emergency situation. Then do the same with your Congressional Representative because the more attention the more likely a favorable decision.

Don't forget to print out your story here from Accessible.org because it shows the interest of an international non-profit for the disabled and submit it to the judge! This is how you can bring pressure to bear on the judge to do the right thing and grant your claim.

Follow my advice and this story will have a happy ending.

I wish and hope for a heap of good luck to come real quick to you and your family. I'm certain it can and will.

Bye for now and let us know how everything turns out.

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