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Disabled Single Mom Seeks Disability Grant For Work At Home Job

by Dottie
(Oceanside, CA, USA)

I am 56 years old. I'm a single mom. My youngest son just turned 18 a few months ago. I'm doing my best to keep in college. Only time will tell.

I submitted a story a long time ago but a lot has changed. So I thought it might be a good idea to do an update.

Disability Issues

I was injured at work. I have had 3 back surgeries. The last one was about a year ago.

I just found out that I have another disc bulge above the level of the hardware (6 screws and 2 plates). I thought I might be close to be able to return to work. I have a Doctor's appointment next week and will find out more.

Financial Hardship

I am really depressed. My transmission feels like it's going out on my truck. I barely receive enough disability help to make ends meet. I sure don't have the money to fix my truck.

The holidays are around the corner. It doesn't look like there will be anything under the tree this year. That makes me sad, since I've always been able to pull it off in the past. Maybe a miracle will happen.

Income Efforts

I don't qualify for SSI. I receive long-term disability help which isn't a lot.

My family doesn't have money to help me out. I'd much rather be working but I have to be physically able.

I'm hoping I can make some money doing some typing/editing work on the internet.

Specific Needs

I really need some online part time jobs to help get me through the holidays.

I'm praying that I will be able to return to work after the year. I would appreciate prayers from everyone since I know that a prayer changes things.

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Dec 07, 2012
Saw You In The Neighborhood
by: Claudy


I noticed your comment about benefits.gov and it sounded like you had some success! I always wonder if it helped or not but can only hope that it did. It certainly surprised me when I found out I didn't know everything about government agencies when my list was generated.

So you spend Friday night reading stories on Accessible just like I do it seems! I guess at our age I mean during these early years long before we become old and over the hill we pass the time reading stories and commenting. Beats going out on the town and constantly having to turn people down that throw themselves at our feet begging for our attention! I know! Me too! But what do you do?

Great to see your comment and did you have trouble with the next click during your survey?

Good luck should be with you now; if not it will be soon.

Dec 02, 2012
Oooops I Forgot
by: Claudy

Dottie I was just reading your moving story again! Then I was checking my response to make sure it said and reads like I wanted or to!

Then I see that Accessible.org always proofread comments and then they wave a magic wand over the comment and poof it is English with good spelling and punctuation. Thank you Accessible.

I noticed that I forgot to mention to have your son take the benefits.gov survey also! There may be programs and benefits he may qualify for and not you.

You probably already thought of that, but in case you didn't...

Still hoping for that luck for you and maybe some has already started. It will soon I just know it!

Dec 01, 2012
Maybe More Than You Know
by: Claudy

I'm not sure how many kids you have because your youngest is 18! First off if you could keep your son in college you would. Like every mother would. Actually it is all up to your son and in fact has nothing to do with you! The less income for your household the more your son will qualify for in terms of financial benefits for his education. But again, he is now an adult and it is all up to him. Assume he will succeed; it's a positive reinforcement. If it's funds for his education he is in need of, then he should go to the financial aid office or counselor at the school of his choice and I am sure if he is determined enough, he will be educated. For some that may mean time for realization before the determination!

Now for you there are probably a lot of programs and/or benefits available and you just are not aware of it! One agency may know about another agency or program but more often they do not! You need a full view of all government programs and benefits you qualify for.

Benefits.gov is a one-stop website for an instant computerized list of all government program and agencies that you qualify for.

The way it works is you take a survey of statistical questions. It is easy. Where you live, income, age and so on are the type of information asked. It is quite lengthy but you should have no trouble. When I took it I could not get 'next' to click at the bottom of the page once I answered all the questions! So to get to the next page, on the top left side is a row of all the pages listed and I was able to click to the next page by clicking the next page in the row! Just in case.

The list specific to your benefits and programs you qualify for will include addresses and contact information for all federal, state and local agencies. You will be amazed!

There's a lot of help. I thought I obtained all the benefits I qualified for which was 4 and my list had 35 programs and benefits. I am sure you will be glad you found benefits.gov and their survey.

I hope and wish for super good luck for you and your family really soon.

Good things are going to happen now!


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