Housing Grant Money To Help Accident Disabled Woman Find New Home
by Amanda Osborne
(Hampton, Tennessee, USA)
I'm a 31-year-old female with a lower back injury due to a workers comp incident.
I have been disabled for three years now.
I have always been independent for everything and always provided for my family.
I receive a very low amount in Disability each month and I am now forced to move, along with my partner and her 12-year-old daughter due to hazards in our home.
I am in dire need of help to make sure I have a roof over my head along with my family.
I was at work one day and was assisting my manager in moving furniture when I suffered a back injury due to negligence on the part of my boss.
I immediately told him about my pain and finally a week later he allowed me to go to the doctor.
I had sustained a ruptured disc in my lower back along with nerve damage. Over the years, it has gotten much worse.
I receive a very low amount each month in disability benefits. I have to pay prescription copays, gas to and from the doctor and insurance balances left unpaid by Medicare.
My partner works a job and combined together we have barely enough to survive.
We have to move by March 20, 2013 and I financially can't afford to live let alone find a way to help with moving expenses.
I do receive Disability and I also applied for Social Security but unfortunately I didn't save my grocery receipts when I received my workers comp settlement.
Although I go hungry some days, they say I have over $8,000 in my pockets monthly, which I don't.
My doctor will not release me to go back to work at all so I can't get a job.
I seek a grant to assist me in getting a new home, one without severe flooding and black mold, which are causing health issues.
I don't know of anything else to do to find a way to not be homeless. Any assistance would be amazing and I'd be forever grateful.