Poppy’s SSI has been revoked and they are demanding that I pay back what she has been granted thus far.
Turns out – the money I have raised for her surgeries and trip to Texas is counted as income and therefore she doesn’t need the SSI. SSI is my ONLY source of income. It is less than my rent payment. It covers about half of my monthly expenses – the rest I make up by buying and reselling goods or pulling from my sons (almost bare) savings account.
My pride is shot. My will is wilting. I am devastated.
I never thought it would get this hard. I never thought that I would have to choose between adequate medical care and a roof over our heads.