Disability Grant Will Help Bipolar Disabled Veteran Build Self Esteem
by Franklyn Bonnet
(Miami Beach, Florida, USA)
I am a 61-year-old male, with a 62-year-old sister, Alicia and her 70-year-old husband, Robert Switzer.
I'm a veteran who never married, and I have no children, but I have a financial trustee (and a guardian) Wes Francis, who is in his 50s.
The problem is that my brother-in-law and my sister live in California, and Wes lives in the Chicago area.
Sometimes I feel like "The lone Ranger" because they are so far away for visits and counseling.
When I was in the service, I developed bipolar disorder, but was not awarded a Service Connected Status. Currently, my disability is not considered service connected.
I receive medical benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance. I also have a heart murmur, and can't exert myself much in daily activities.
I have keen financial hardships, as the Assisted Living Facility takes all my SSDI, plus more, which has to come out of a trust from my parents before they passed away.
Wes Francis administers this funding, but he is rather aloof of the desperation of my cash flow. It is so hard to be on top of my financial needs when he's 2000 miles away.
I have tried to get a volunteer work record, leading to gainful employment, but I am so tired and lethargic from my psychiatric and heart disabilities, that I can't do physical work now.
I have extensively researched work at home opportunities on the computer. Unfortunately this industry is shrouded in "scams" and "rip off" offers.
I seek day activities, and a program of beginning exercises, where I could build my body up.
I also seek grants and benefits that would allow me greater self-respect and freedom in my daily routines.
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