Due to injuries sustained when I was hit head on by a drunk driver I am currently unable to work, my savings are long gone, so I must rely on Social Security Disability for my income. Changes and cutbacks for 2009 have left me, for lack of a better term "up a creek". I have an SSD increase of $51.00, a Medicaid spend down payment of $52.00, plus the increase of Rx co payment per drug $3.00 generic $6.00 brand name, and new this year a whopping $1.00 Rx premium due to the insurance company directly. I carefully choose which medications I need the most each month, or which I can get samples of because I can't afford all of the medications my very frugal Dr. has prescribed.
I will not receive an increase in help from food stamps or any other agency. I am single, living alone. I'm barely getting by now. I'm in a wheelchair, I don't own a car, public transportation refuses to take me, I have a special service that I pay for through Medicaid that takes me to and from medical appointments only. I'm ready to give up, I've gone over and over my bills and expenses and I don't see how I can make it once my HEAT assistance is gone. I apologize if this sounds like I'm rambling, I don't have the brain I used to have. I'm so grateful to be alive and have a roof over my head. It's more than many people have, I just want to find a way to make my future more secure. Any suggestions how I can survive this next year on under $900.00?