Disability Grant To Help MS Disabled Regina Pay IRS And Real Estate Taxes
by Regina Kennedy
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Hello, my name is Regina Kennedy. I am a 46-year-old female living with my boyfriend. He is my first true love and I feel blessed to have reconnected with him seven years ago.
In 2013 we purchased our current home. Daily we give thanks for our home.
In the year 2000, I began experiencing 24/7 sadness and worthlessness.
My vision intermittently became cloudy and my perception of how high or low and how close or far things were to me became unreliable.
I was anxious and fearful of non-existing imminent danger and began to withdraw from friends, family and my hobbies.
I realized that my symptoms were similar to the multiple sclerosis symptoms my twin sister told me about before she was diagnosed in 1998.
After many tests, in 2001, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I continued to work and kept my diagnosis to myself.Financial Hardship
In 2010, I was laid off from my job of 14 years. The severance pay and unemployment lasted until 2011.
In 2013, I zeroed out my 401K from working to buy our current home.
It is impossible for me to pay the yearly real estate taxes, $25,000 of IRS tax debt or to make monthly payments on my $8,000 student loan.
The remodeling loan for our home is $20,000. The Water Department is suing me in court because of the $2,500 bill left by previous tenants and my inability to pay.
Daily we pray to receive financial relief.Income Efforts
In 2011, I began the process of filing for Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
I have been denied these benefits from 2011 to current.
I enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for $194 monthly.
I received a monthly $200 cash benefit until 2014.Specific Needs
Grant money will help to pay the Real Estate and IRS taxes.
I’d also like to get help with learning how to drive and purchasing a vehicle as well as the financial means required for maintaining a car in good running condition.
Remodeling assistance will help to weatherize my home.