Financial Aid for the CAREGIVER
I am growing frustrated in being a caregiver. I moved in with mom and pop after he had a stroke and is partially paralyzed. I worked for a phone company for 17 yrs, put away money faithfully into my IRA, got laid off 1 week before christmas. CAme home for the holidays and told my parents I lost my job.Dad had a stroke Dec 24, 2002. I moved home 1 yr later living off my savings, stocks and now IRA. I am 46.Now I am down to my last 10k, owe 5k on a new van I bought due to dad being in a wheelchair.i had to get it refinanced for another 4 yrs bc I couldn't make the payments.I have gone to local charities, Churches and filled out PRESCREENINGS for food stamps. GUESS WHAT I dont QUALIFY bc I live with mom and dad and they take household finances. My parents dont supporet me. Thank God, Dad has a somewhat good pension, but its enough to barely get by on. The house has not had anything done on it for 10 years, plumbing leaks, paint is peeling, carpets are 20 years old. We dont live in luxary.
I need help financially and cant find any. I need food and healthcare but after 7 years of not working, I cant get it. PLEASE HELP.