I have been reeiving Social Security since 1993, when i got a Federal Court Approval in Norfolk, VA. I had worked since 1987 til present. I have had my Ups and Downs with the Econmic slowdowns in different parts of the country
Since I have been in Northeast TN, 2004, I have had 6 or seven jobs. My current Employer, Hardees, I have been with since May 2008, I have done pretty good. Been receiving more than 30 hours a week, got my own house, renting of course, without Section 8 Assistance, no Food Stamps. I would not be able to survive without SSDI though. When late Nov early December came my world turned upside. I have had too limit my spending including medicines Diabetic Equipment and so on.
Of course, when January comes around, I got told my Medicare policy and Medicaid plolicies j]have changed, I had to start paying higher copays on medical needs, and other needs. My hours have dropped to 16 to 20 hours a week. I have not received my pay check yet, which I get at 2 p.m. but I have been told it will be no more than $300.00. I still have to pay a big chunk of Feb.'s rent. I do not know where to go. I have been told I will have to get rid of my telephone service, cut even more on my basic needs. I do not have a car, a blessing, but now the bus fares and other services I use will go up. It already takes 2 hours to walk to work.I o not know, what will be next. I just heard on the radio, NE TN, lost 2153 jobs within the last 6 months of 2008, Unemployment rate for TN went from 4.6 in 2007, to 6.8 in 2008.
I can have some advised from others on how they are dealing with the it in their part of the Country?
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