Disabled Man Seeks Financial Assistance For Home And Used Vehicle
by Joe Rightmire
(Dallas, Texas, USA)
I am a 56-year-old male, currently living in Dallas Texas. I am currently living with a friend in a motel room, to avoid being homeless.
I retired from a Housing Authority in 2006. Unfortunately, the stock market fiasco wiped out my retirement funds. This caused me to lose my home and my vehicle.
I have damaged knees and ankles. The injuries occurred over a period of years, but worsened in the last two years.
I was recently declared disabled. I get a monthly payment of $785. However, SSI and Medicaid were denied, leaving me no recourse to medical service.
I am living in a motel room with a friend and have been for over a year while waiting on a decision on my disability.
I have an old car, but it is about to quit. The motor is already knocking.
I do not have credit due to losses of home and vehicle due to stock market fiasco. I can't pay cash for a vehicle due to limited income.
The same is true in regards to getting out of this motel and into an apartment. I can't get over the "hump" to getting a quality of life.
I am limited in additional income due to the SSDI rules and regulations. The only income that I have is the monthly SSDI payment of $ 785.
Medicaid and SSI were denied. The food stamps I did get were reduced to $16 per month, which doesn't buy much food.
I am seeking assistance in the form of a grant to purchase a vehicle compatible with my disability, and to get out of this motel and into an apartment.
I don't need a new vehicle, just a dependable used one. The total of what would be sufficient to accomplish this would be around $10,000.