Disability Grants To Help Stroke Disabled Victor Get Gainful Work At Home Job
by Victor Davis
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
I'm a single, 48-year-old, African-American male stroke victim from Georgia, currently living in Atlanta. I have no kids.
I live with my oldest living brother and his family. Their son has medical issues. They are the third set of relatives I've lived with since 2011.Disability Issues
I had a massive stroke in 2011. The doctors determined it was caused by my blood pressure being extremely high due to a stressful job. I take blood pressure medication now.
My peripheral vision and depth perception were damaged to the point where my doctors restricted me from driving.
Sometimes I lose vision in my left eye and sometimes I see double. I get frustrated because I can't clearly see something and then I get depressed and angry.
The stroke also damaged my left foot where it's weaker than my right. And overall, I've lost strength so I get tired faster when doing activities. I spend a good deal of my time surfing the Internet.
And I've lost my mental capabilities, so performing at a high level is restricted. My short-term memory has declined and continues to do so. My speech sounds like I'm rambling.
I was laid-off from my job of 20 years in 2014 which is why I have been living with family members.
Even though I have been applying for jobs since that time, I have not found anything yet.
I don't have an income or medical insurance.
My brother is providing me shelter and food but he has family obligations and his funds are getting low. He is trying to save money because he wants to retire sometime this year.
I've been trying to get SSD and SSI since I had the stroke in 2011. I 'm currently on hold in the appeal process. I just found out it will probably next year before I hear from a judge.
I do have some basic programming skills specialized in the direct marketing industry.Income Efforts
My income efforts have been limited to doing online surveys, which earns me about $10 per month on average.
I'm trying to secure a work-from-home job because I have no transportation.
I tried to seek employment for the disabled, but you have be on SSI or SSD already, which I am not.
I'm willing to work but I just don't know what I can do or how long I can last because my strength is limited. I figure working from home would be the best option for me.Specific Needs
I would like info on:
- housing programs
- medical grants
- school grants
- work from home jobs
- FREE Legal help for getting SSD AND SSI benefits
- jobs that I can work at my own pace
- food vouchers