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Old 01-02-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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Disabled and need assistance with yard work

Will SSDI (SSA) pay for me to have yard work, snow removal work done?

 
Old 01-03-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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Re: Disabled and need assistance with yard work

You got to be kidding? LOL They don't even let you have Medicare on SSDI for 2 years. It saves the government between 2-6 billion dollars a year. Maybe they are hoping some of us will die off in that time frame thus bigger savings. 700 billion to Wall St and the poor big 3 only got 17 billion, half what they were asking. So no.
I would look into church groups, community outreach, relatives, friends. I sold my house and went into an apartment. You might want to sell and go into an apartment or a cheap condo. That is what I am looking into now, actually a landominium, where I would I have a small fenced yard. I would only be responsible for what is inside the fence. I mean small it is roughly 32 x15 and mostly stone patio, perfect for my pug. It's a buyer's dream but a seller's nightmare though now. I got a handyman/friend who basically works for beer money. He also feels sorry for me besides I'n cute and cook him stuff LOL(Lying about the cute part) Another thing about condos is you got to watch the association fees, I don't want to pay for aneminities I won't use like, pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, clubhouses and gyms. I love the one I'm looking at but the fees I'm trying to negotiate. I might look into high rise if I can't work this out. These are just options for yard work, even if I didn't have disabilities I hate yard work. I;m not an outside person plus allergies.

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Old 01-03-2009, 07:22 AM   #3
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Re: Disabled and need assistance with yard work

I have never heard off SSDI helping anyone with things like that. From what I understand, you get your monthly check, and then you are on your own.

There might be a disability advocate in your area, that could help you find some cheap labor. Or like lindasj said, church groups, community outreach, etc. might be helpful.

I have to pay someone to do my yardwork. Other than moving to an apartment, that is my only option.

 
Old 01-03-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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Re: Disabled and need assistance with yard work

Yep an apartment is your best bet if you are not able
to do yard work and you don't want to mess with depending
on when other people have time to do yours.Maybe you can
check into apartments for Seniors or disabled people.Where
I live pay rent,telephone,and tv cable.Thankfully I don't
have pay electricity.My other place I did.The yard is kept up nice
and I have good managers.The other place changed managers
a lot or at times no manager at all for months.Trash was strung out
everywhere.
One thing you might want to think of if you get in an apartment
is how its ventilated.My other place was 2 stories and brand new
when I moved in.Shortly after I moved in I noticed a smokey smell.
Long story short,for 8yrs I lived with my place smelling like a
cigarette stack even tho I don't smoke.It was so bad at tines I
could literally taste it.My friends even smelled it.Managers did
nothing about it other than say move out then.Moving out wasnt an
option cause limited income and not much around here for disabled
people.One of my friends thought to stuff a vent in my closet with walmart
sacks.That helped some.I'm glad to be out of there last 2 yrs now.
I only have 15% lung volume and breathing in cigarette smoke isn't good.

 
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