How do I survive as an unmarried surviving spouse of WWII vet who died in VA hosp in 2001 and I, at 73 and cannot work. How do I live on $1479 Sos Sec? I can't make it. House payment, car insurance, everything, phone, TV. I HAD BETTER DIE SOON. Is this a cruel joke? I cry all the time. I worry about evrything until I am going to die. I have waited 12 months, more, to see a psyciaritust for depression.