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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.

Disability Issues

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.

Financial Hardship

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.

Income Efforts

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.

Specific Needs

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.

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Mar 14, 2013
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Benefits you might not know about
by: Don from Accessible.org

Hey Amanda,

I recommend that you look into the government site that helps you find the benefits you are entitled to and that many people are not aware of. There could be several programs that you are eligible for. Go to this page for step by step instructions on how to get started:

http://www.ability-mission.org/benefits

Let us know what you find, okay?

All the best!
Don from Accessible.org

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