What Does Economic Struggle Look Like?
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I'm on Social Security disability and I am raising two grandchildren. I don't have custody of them and I draw no extra money for help. We are living from one pay check to paycheck and still do without. If my home wasn't paid for we would have no place to live. My family help with clothes, mainly my sisters. I have hope for a better future for my grandkids. But without my Social Security checks, I would be poorer than ever. Please support our elderly and grandkids without cuts from our money that we have already earned.Pat Mize, MS
I am struggling because there has been no cost of living increase in Social Security or pension from job. Because of this I am not living a quality life for a senior citzen. Also, I spend a lot of money for health care and medicine. Some people on welfare live better than me, they have food stamps, medical care, etc.Caro Stone Mountain, GA
Homeless for a year plus living in cars.Elaine Crisfield, MD
I am one foster grandparent stipend away from being able to buy prescriptions and food.Ella Aurora, CO
Hi, My name is Rosie. I'm 65. Living in a one bed condo, which my mortgage is $826 + 163 for assoc, + utilities, which adds up to 1328.00 a month. My SS is only 1247, leaving me in a hole of almost 100.00 a month, no extra income. I feel I'm in a needy status. No one will hire me because of my age.Rosa Forest Park, IL
I am a person that lives alone and I will be in very bad shape if you cut Medicaid or Social Security.Annie Hattiesburg, MS
I am 65 year old black female on Social Security with $769/mo to raise 4 grandkids.Dilyce Collins, MS
I am 65 years old I lost my husband 2 yrs ago . I have been struggling to make ends meet. I amworking part time I am trying to keep my home and car but dont know how long I can keep doing these.luisa Ranchos de Taos, , NM
My mother and father lived on Social Security through Mom's many illnesses, hospice and passing. Within the first quarter, they went into the Medicine donut hole. Their out of pcoket costs shot up to 40% of their SS income. Without family support, they would be unable to buy needed medicine and supplies.Amy Seattle, WA
I'm one step away from the stipend from having enough money to pay for my medical bills.H. B. Denver, CO