Saturday, May 3, 2008

Update on my guest!

I was able to talk with him and discovered that he is very fearful of his future. He knows of no place that will hire a man of his age (60 in a few days) and after his economic stimulus check is gone, he will have no money and no place to live. A light bulb went off in my head and I asked him if he filed for spouse's survival benefits through the Social Security Administration. His response was 'no, I didn't know there was anything like that.' So we looked online at their site and found information on all the paperwork he needs to take to them since they don't allow this to be filed and applied for online. The good news he is going there on Monday and is even thinking about and considering my suggestion as to going to the Veteran's Administration too, to see what help they might be able to provide. I feel he is making some important decisions in his life and is showing a willingness to make an effort to work through this and recover and join the real world again. I think it will be a long rough haul for him!

4 comments:

JUST A MOM said...

wow you got yoru hands full hang in there and God Bless you

Shawny Sun said...

Martie this is great news. He now feels some hope. It is rough when you loose hope. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Hugs

Lori said...

Ah....this sounds promising.

Let us know how he's doing, bless his heart.

Smalltown RN said...

I've just read your recent posts and will comment here on them all....It is very kind of you and your hubby to take this man in and to help redirect him....Counselling is most certainly in order....actually I would even call the crisis line to see if they can give you some suggestions as for things to watch out for....something has triggered(no pun intended)you to think that he might cause himself harm....it sounds optomistic that he will go and investigate things on Monday...this is a very big burden on your shoulders....I hope he is able to find some financial assistance and move forward with his life....I will be thinking of you my friend....

Happy Mother's Day to you!!!! Big hugs being sent your way....BTW...I hope you had a fantastic Birthday!!!