Posted 11/14/2013 12:21 AM (GMT -7)
You can work and make so much money a month and it won't affect your SSD. I'm not sure of the amount, it use to be $500. If I were you I'd call the local social security office and ask them. I don't believe you have to give them your name to ask the question. I don't even know what kind of job you can do with your disability, but you might know. Maybe you can contact your local community college to see about on-line classes to get yourself started there. There might also be opportunities through your state for educational program financial assistance. I would definitely apply for SSI as $1400 might be low enough to qualify for it and for food stamps too.
I don't understand people in our lives, like your grandma. You don't qualify for SSD if you are considered able to do any kind of work. It is difficult to qualify. All the jokers in the media make it sound like everyone and their lazy brother is on SSD and things couldn't be further from the truth. I know many people that desperately need SSD and have to go to several hearings before they get approved. It's stressful, they loose their homes, move into their parents basements, etc. Make sure you clean up after yourself and stay out of her way so that she has nothing to complain about. Maybe she needs a bit more $$ or groceries to make her happy until you can make new arrangements.
Keep dreaming and going forward!