Disability Grant Benefits For Bipolar And Psoriatic Arthritis Disabled Woman
(St. Clair County, Illinois, USA)
I am a single 54-year-old woman living with my ex-husband until I can find financial assistance to purchase a mobile home.
I am unable to apply for loans due to low Social Security Benefits, and bad credit rating after the divorce.
I suffer intense pain from Psoriatic Arthritis with limited mobility most of the time.
My disabilities have affected my life with limited mobility, anxiety, panic attacks, learning disabilities and severe depression making it nearly impossible to live a normal, productive life.
I also suffer from being a Fragile X Carrier, which creates severe depression (Bipolar), panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, extremely low self esteem, cognitive abilities, with the strong possibility of developing FXTAS (tremors), and FXPOI (Menopause) at the age of 16.
In 2008 I returned to college to earn my AS degree in (MLT) Medical Lab Technology unsuccessfully. I received my Phlebotomy certificate, but could not finish the remaining classes to receive the degree. The Psoriatic Arthritis would literally cause my fingers to lock while trying to draw the specimen.
Another area of difficulty to finish the MLT program was Algebra. I would study for very long hours trying my best to comprehend the subject and could not process it. I’ve always had problems in this area, but I could not understand why it was so difficult for me.
In 2008 I was diagnosed as being a carrier of Fragile X. As I did more research on the Syndrome I found one of the areas it affects was cognitive skills.
My ex-husband is letting me stay at his house for now but his illness is becoming very difficult for me to stay.
I have not been able to find financial assistance resulting in my poor credit rating after the divorce, and very low Social Security Disability benefits.
He has on many occasions attempted to force me out of the house, resulting in me sitting at a friend's house or my car for a while until he has slept a few hours. I have nowhere else to live.
Even if I were hypothetically approved for a loan I do not believe I would be able to financially pay the monthly installments.
I am looking for some type of financial support/grant so I may purchase a mobile home. The lot rent within my area is low enough for me to afford while paying my utilities, food and medical co-pays.