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Home Ownership Advice And Grants To Help Fibromyalgia Disabled Woman

by Corrinne Belanger
(Elgin, SC, USA)

I am a 40-year-old female currently residing with my mother.

My live-in boyfriend of six years decided to move on with his life with another woman and I couldn't afford to go anywhere else to live.

Disability Issues

I am disabled by numerous medical issues. These include, but are not limited to, fibromyalgia, severe spinal stenosis, neuropathies and myopathies, debilitating migraine headaches, and chronic fatigue.

These conditions have caused a lot of problems for me. It got to the point where I had to quit working and go on disability.

I also had to start taking a wide variety of medications.

These issues have affected my personal life, as I am no longer able to do the things I loved to do like pursuing my career, camping, hiking, etc.

These disabilities have also affected my finances. I had to use all of my savings and retirement money in order to receive medical care.

Financial Hardship

As I stated above this has totally wiped out my finances. The only income I receive is a disability check once a month.

I am having problems buying food and gasoline. Maintaining my vehicle so I can go to and from all of my appointments has been difficult.

This has hindered me from finding my own place to live. I had to move in with my mother. She is now trying to sell her home and move out of state.

I can neither afford to rent a home nor afford to purchase my mother’s home from her. I also cannot afford to pick up and move any other place, especially out of state.

Income Efforts

I have no one who can loan me the money I need to live on. No one is willing to co-sign a home loan for me since my income is so low.

Also, no one is willing to even help me financially to move to any place other than where I am now.

Specific Needs

I am seeking advice on what I should do, including advice on how to purchase my mother’s home so I can live independently and not become homeless.

I am also looking for some help regarding how to obtain financial assistance so I can afford to maintain my vehicle.

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Jun 14, 2013
Not so EC in SC
by: Ken

Hi Corrinne,

Life is not getting easier out here. There are so many twenty somethings out there with their degrees. Now anyone over 40 is getting locked out of many jobs, especially people like us who are disabled. So much automation has put us out of work too.

We lost our home and moved to a mobile home. That was tough, going from a five-bedroom home and $80,000 a year to one bedroom and den living space with $1200 a month.

Have you thought of looking into Section 8 housing? With your mom moving away, what other choice do you have? There are some decent ones out there as so many of us are in the same boat. People look down upon us less now, as they realize that they could end up in a mess like us. So try Google to find Section 8 housing in Elgin, South Carolina.

Best of luck,

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