• 1 month ago

    I just can't anymore...

    Hi,
    I will try to keep this relatively short but I make no promises. Been unemployed since Sept 2019. Denied unemployment due to crappy mental health which limits my ability to work. Tried for disability, denied. Needed income desperately, lied and said I was able to work so I could get unemployment and not lose my electric and such. I owe 3 months back rent. I'm being evicted. I have no place to go. The 3 people in my life who I thought would never let me become homeless, well they don't give a *** and will not help. The only one who really has a honest inability to help is my ex. My daughter and friend it's purely selfish reasons. I'd rather be dead than homeless. Section 8 housing is unavailable. I've searched and called everyplace and agency I could find. You name it, I tried it. I need to be hospitalized, life is *** and I don't care anymore. If I go to the hospital for the help I need, I literally lose everything. Oh, I'm in Texas and there is no other cash assistance help for adults with no children. Anyways, thanks for listening

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  • 1 month ago

    RE: I just can't anymore...

    Hi there,

    Well that is a lot for one person to be going through! I'm sorry!

    Have you gone to your local Medicaid office? They might be able to offer you some help. I don't know how much, but some is better than none at this point. Also, they may be able to refer you to another organization(s) that can help. It's worth looking into if you haven't already. If you haven't, I would go there first thing Monday morning!

    Also, the following link is a site that lists various public assistance in Texas. I don't know how much of it would be applicable for you, but it never hurts to try. Even if a place doesn't look like it would be what you are looking for, oftentimes in the social network, they may be able to point you in the direction of someone who can.

    https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/texas_public_assistance.html

    Also, you said that you applied for Disability and they turned you down. That is the case for 70% of those who apply!

    I've read something that says what the top 5 reasons people get turned down for disability.


    #1: Lack of Hard Medical Evidence
    Many Social Security Disability claims are denied due to a lack of solid medical evidence. If you want to qualify for disability benefits you will need to prove that you are unable to work due to your disabling condition.

    In order to succeed in this, you must have medical records that show your disability has interfered with your ability to perform work activity.

    The medical records kept by your primary care physicians are what will be most important in determining the success of your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. Because of this, it is very important that you discuss how your disability is impacting your work life with your physician.

    This will help present your case for Social Security Disability to the Social Security Administration.

    #2: Prior Denials
    Many people think that filing a new disability claim is a better alternative than appealing a denied one. It is important that you go through the appeals process rather than filing a new claim for Social Security Disability altogether if your initial claim is denied.

    #3: Your Income
    This is only if you are applying for SSI benefits. Your income does not matter when applying for SSDI benefits. Some people who apply for SSI benefits can work part time and earn money during the process. However, If you are working and earning more than $910 per month when you apply for Social Security Disability, your claim could get denied.

    #4: Failure to Follow Treatment
    If you fail to follow the treatment prescribed to you by your doctor, the Social Security Administration will deny your claim. The reason for this is that the examiner will not be able to accurately determine whether or not your condition actually prevents you from being able to work if you are unwilling to cooperate with treatment.

    #5: Failure to Cooperate
    No matter how you feel about the people handling your Social Security Disability claim, it is in your best interests to cooperate with them during the application process.

    If you fail to provide the Social Security office with requested documentation or fail to show up to your scheduled medical exams, your claim will be denied. Because of this, it is important to remain in contact with the person handling your case and provide any and all documentation requested in a timely manner.

    https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/blog/top-5-reasons-why-social-security-disability-claims-are-denied

    I would highly recommend appealing the denial for disability if you believe that you really do qualify based on Social Security Disabilities definition. " The law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months."

    Call or go through every possible door until you find what you need! You may not have anyone who can help you right now, but you can't let that keep you from doing everything you possibly can to help yourself! You can do it!

    Go to your local Medicaid office tomorrow morning if you haven't already, and tell the person you talk with absolutely everything you need and your situation! They may be able to help you and/or refer you to another place who can!

    Debbie