Disability Grant For PTSD Disabled Veteran Joseph To Make Home Improvements
by Joseph Tschudy
(Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA)
Home repairs badly needed
My name is Joseph Tschudy, I'm 32 years old. I reside in Cedar Grove NJ. I have custody of my six-year-old son and have a one-year-old daughter.
I served a total of 13 years In the Army, 10 of them active, with a tour to Iraq in 2003.
I was declared a 100 percent disabled and unemployable vet by Veteran affairs in April 2015.
I have PTSD, which affects my ability to do day-to-day activities.
I also was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease in my L4/L5 disk in my back.
I had a major surgery on my ankle/foot in 2004, which left me with a screw and a need for pain injections quarterly every year.Financial Hardship
I am lucky to be a homeowner, but with the fixed income I am unable to make the necessary repairs to make my home safe for my children and myself.
My basement wall is caving in and I have constant water in the basement, which is causing a mold issue.
Some windows could be replaced to help keep the cold out and heat in through the winter.Income Efforts
I believe due to my age I was denied SSI, but am in the appeal process.
I have been looking for all benefits I might qualify for to help out in the meantime with bills and my children's medical expenses and daily needs.Specific Needs
I am in search for a grant to help with repairs to my home to repair structural damage and make it more energy efficient.
Also any help in what is needed to receive SSI would be greatly appreciated.