Heat and energy assistance from the government: LIHEAP
Overcoming Obstacles | Getting Government assistance

Heat and energy assistance from the government: LIHEAP

Al and I are in the process now of getting our Low-Income Heat and Energy Assistance Plan(LIHEAP) renewed. Since we are getting it done right now, I figured it was a good time to talk about this program. What is LIHEAP? LIHEAP exists in some form in every state but is usually managed on the…

Advocating for disability rights as a member of the community
Social connections | Strategizing for success

Advocating for disability rights as a member of the community

So often, people with disabilities are pretty much automatically ignored, put down, or ostracized by our communities. There are a lot of contributing factors, but I want to talk about some of those factors here today, as well as discuss what we can do(as individuals) to help the greater disabled community. People with disabilities are…

How will moving affect my disability benefits?
Overcoming Obstacles | Getting Government assistance

How will moving affect my disability benefits?

One of those huge changes in life is moving from one home to another. When you’re living with a disability, the need for accommodations may require you to move for your own safety, or changes in your financial situation may require you to move to different(often less expensive) housing. Sometimes, some of us may even…

Government help affording food: SNAP benefits
Overcoming Obstacles | Getting Government assistance

Government help affording food: SNAP benefits

Like many people on disability, I have had points where I applied for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) benefits, often referred to as food stamps. SNAP benefits are one of those programs that often get mentioned in politics, and is a vital program to help increase food security among the most in-need populations in the country….