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So in my city #SSI pays $771 a month.
I was just informed that I don't qualify because although I make below the poverty level in annual income, that income makes me ineligible.

The SSI person was very nice as I coughed through our conversation, but it's over.
How is anyone supposed to live on this amount of money in a big city? It's beyond belief. Who sets these income levels? Where are #disabled people supposed to live? How are they supposed pay for a phone? Even a burner costs $25 a month. What about utilities?
The insanity is, I just qualified for #SNAP because I live below the poverty level, but that "entitlement" as the #SSI person explained, counts against your income limit. The woman was very nice & commiserative, but she closed out my file. My application for #Medicaid is pending.
I had been warned about all of this by Matt Cortland, but I think I didn't actually believe him on some level. $771 a month is $9,313 a year. Below the poverty level.
It's ALMOST as if they want #disabled people to go away and die. I am stunned/not stunned.
Yet I see folks on here every day whining about how #disabled people are "freeloading off the system." Want to trade places with someone who's got MS and is paralyzed?

Meanwhile, #Ivanka doesn't like #Gillibrand and #AOC calling for a living wage. Wow.
The first candidate to remember #poorpeople exist and speak directly to us is most likely to get my vote.

13.5% of Americans live below the #poverty level. That's 43M. But a full 100M live at or below the poverty level.

Speak to us.
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