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I'm not sure how or were to start a topic. Quickly, I'm a disabled man in need of a home / 1 bedroom apartment. Remission for 3 years now. 5 reconstruction surgery's on my spine. COPD & Oxygen. I am very low income. Social Security disability. 1209.00 per month. If I rent I can't afford heat and food. I do have my own car and can get around quite well. But then there are the times when im very sick.. Even then I can normally find my way to the store to buy food. I'm a widower and have no one alive in my life any longer. I'm close to being homeless and I don't have any idea how to help myself. Can anyone help me with advice or send me in the correct direction.. I get Medicare & plan D for drugs... Welfare tells me that 1209.00 makes me a rich man compared to most people who receive social security disability. This rich man can not make 1209.00 stretch to pay just and only the very basic things I need to survive... Below it asks for a topic, I can pick 5 of them which is the right selection ? I'm not sure.

Thank you for listening to me ramble.

Sincerely

John

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Who told you that? Your caseworker? Section 8?
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Here in New York, I'm told that 1209.80 is to much income for a widowed male / single. I don't know who else I might ask ?

Sincerely John Peters
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John, you seem so depressed....I'm copying my answer on your other post, as well as yours, in hopes that some of the New Yorkers as well as others here will offer some advice.

My response to another of John's posts:

Have you investigated Section 8 housing? Have you contacted a social worker at your county's offices to see what help they can suggest or offer?

You might also check the state of NY's website to see if there's a NY agency or department that helps the disabled. Have you applied for a Bridge Card (in Michigan that's what's provided in lieu of "food stamps").

There are some posters here who are NY'ers who might stop by and offer some insight on what can help you.


John's response:

I have just crawled inside of myself. This has all been dumped on me so quickly, I don't know who to turn to. Needless to say trust. I've been ill and it seems like the sickness brings scamer right to you. I just need to find a small apartment, pray to God that I can find a honest loving partner. I think that if I can just see light at the end of the month each month. Most of my troubles will fade away. I know that I have to stay on top of my medical needs. But I believe also being so alone in life is almost a illness all by itself. Your welcome to text me @ 585-899-0510... What more can a stranger do to me at this point than I've allowed life to do on its own.. I'm feeling really down tonight, I'm sorry for this.. I have 8 years of college and can't think my way through this problem.

Warm Regards
John


Now anyone who reads this thread will have more insight into your situation.

And I emphasize that you should contact your health department at the county level, or an aging department at the state level to see what help they can offer you, and how to find the help you need.

If you need guidance on searching for this information online, just say so. People here are very, very helpful.
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Thank you for the loving advice. God Bless you.
Sincerely
John Peters
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John, contact https://www.agingcare.com/local/Area-Agency-on-Aging and they will give you information on low income housing.

Regarding own life experiences answering your question, please note that this forum is answered by Caregivers who live worldwide. As for help here in the States, each State has their own rules, regulations and programs. I wish you the best of luck.
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It does mean a lot. Thank you for caring enough to even respond.. I wish that I could have a more direct contact with someone who knew a little bit of what I'm going through and to be able to answer some questions that they know the answers to because of there own life experience. Warm Regards John
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I'm in a similar situation; medicare & supplement say my income too high for California "In Home Support Services" or IHSS. Back pain and severe arthritis keep me alone, at home - in a hospital bed most of the time. I hope it helps you to know I care; honestly and sincerely I hope for everything going on with you to greatly improve! It may seem like too little, but knowing others care often helps me feel encouraged. All the best to you!
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I've just seen another post by you on this same subject - that makes 3 so far. This splits up any answers and makes it more difficult for posters to follow responses from others. We get ideas from each other.
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