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100 Percent Disabled Army Vet With Anxiety And PTSD Wants Home Biz

by Michael Ullmer
(Brooklyn Park, MN, USA)

I am a 31-year-old guy, recently deemed 100% disabled. I have a wonderful wife and two children: Matthew age nine and Annabelle age four.

I was in the Army for nine years as a Military Police officer with a tour in Afghanistan in 2004 and Iraq in 2006.

Disability Issues

With my 100% disability rating I am limited in what I am able to do with my life.

I have been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder, depression and PTSD. My anxiety and PTSD had limited me to being almost 100% homebound; when I do leave my home I tend to have nervous breakdowns or at times become extremely violent.

Financial Hardship

My financial needs are the same as any other veteran who is disabled. I have been in a back and forth fight with Social Security.

My rating from the VA limits me on how much money I am allowed to make per year. This then limits me on any jobs I want to apply for.

At this time, I have started doing minor computer repair out of my home but I don't have all the tools one needs to run a small shop.

Income Efforts

I have been in ongoing battles with Social Security, which continues to deny me benefits.

When I reach out for grants, I seem to not qualify because I still have my life, limbs and eyesight.

Specific Needs

I am looking to improve my computer repair home shop and my small woodworking show I have in my garage.

Right now I can only service my family's needs and I do not charge enough to make a living from these ventures. I do these to pass the time.

I would like to receive a grant that would allow me to go out and buy the tools needed to help me be more than a home repair shop.

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