How to Survive on US Disability Income?

Have you fought to get disability income in the USA, only to discover that your income is under $1000 per month? How do you survive on that? How can you even rent an apartment or pay for food?

It is not easy and you will have a long struggle ahead of you. But there is hope.

There are usually many additional programs that you can find which will help. Now that you have qualified for disability, it should help to make the process easier.  For example, after you have eligible for disability income for 24 months, you should be able to enroll in Medicare. 

But how do you find more of such programs?

Start by calling 211. What is 211? It is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24/7. Volunteers will provide information and referrals to social services and other assistance. Ask to speak with a housing counselor or someone in housing support. They should point you in the right direction for your state. For example in Colorado and many other states, you will want to speak to the Human Services Department. In other states, a social worker can help. They can help you to find and apply for all of the local programs that will supplement your social security income. They should also help you to find out if you qualify for section 8 housing assistance. Eventually, you should be able to piece together various types of support and assistance in order to survive. It will take time, but with patience and by finding the right people to assist you, you can find the help you need.

If you have found assistance to supplement your social security income, please us tell about it in the comments below. Your suggestions may be helpful for others in need of advice.