My mom is a citizen and is a 63 yrs widow.She is employee of school district for over 20 years and doesnt get Social Security deducted but instead get TRS which is VERY low (~100/month). She wants retirement. What financial help is available. She needs ~1400 -1800/month to be able to meet end end to end need. My dad expired at age 59 and had worked for 9 years in United States. Form reading online, it looks like she does not qualify for Medicad and Social Security which is a shame as she is a citizen and so was my dad but since he passed at age 59 and didnt complete 10 years my mom does not qualify for his benefits. Is there any exception to this rule? What other government help is there to help us in this situation?
All your help to direct us will greatly be appreciated.