What does it mean to ‘go on disability’?
Overcoming Obstacles | Getting Government assistance

What does it mean to ‘go on disability’?

The honest answer is that there are a lot of possible meanings. The most typical at this point is to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits(SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance(SSI), but there really are a lot of additional types of ‘disability’ benefits, each of which has its own set of rules, regulations, and durations. This…

When social welfare programs fail to work
Overcoming Obstacles | Getting Government assistance

When social welfare programs fail to work

It’s that time again, I’m writing in response to A Chronic Voice’s monthly linkup.  March prompts: weighing, targeting, being, doing, staying This month, I was inspired by the struggles my partner Al and I have been having the past few months with three different programs designed to help our most needy populations: Medicaid, LiHEAP(Low-income Heat and…