Supplemental Security Income Questions and Housing Concerns

Independent LivingQ: I’m trying to live as independently as possible, but between personal care costs and adapting my living space, I am in way over my head. Where can I go for help?

A: Living with disabilities can be a significant drain on one’s financial resources. It can also be difficult for many people to ask for assistance, whether from friends or organizations. Be sure to share your needs with your pastor, inviting your congregation to walk alongside of you. 

Be sure to research Social Security Disability benefits that may be available to you. Allsup can help you with that.

Also, connect with the Joni and Friends Area Ministry nearest you for information on other local financial assistance. 

In many parts of the country, you can dial 2-1-1 on your telephone to learn about local assistance agencies. You can also find the Independent Living Center nearest you for additional direction.