please is there an emergency fund. . IM HOMELESS.

Q) my name is Josephine i do collect ss about ,$800 but you can check. i do know you can only have one or another. but please is there an emergency fund. PLEASE. I KNOW THIS WILL BE FOR ONE MONTH. IM HOMELESS.I BEEN HOMELESS FOR QUITE A WHILE. I HAD OPEN HEART SURGEY APRIL of 2016 i went to my grand daughters birthday in Hollister in may. let me back up I’m sorry. i quit my job of 11 years in Fremont. i worked at park central and rehab. my mom didn’t have a place to stay she was bouncing around nowhere to stay. so i quit my job and moved us to was perfect. we were there two years and we just signed a new one year lease i never wont to move again. we moved a lot as kids. i had open heart surgery in April of 2016. may of 2016 i came home from Hollister and my sister had my mom moved out. i have been homeless ever since. I’ve moved from Fresno i just got doctors for my heart, and diabetes, i had to move to Hollister i just got doctors i had to move to Madera. i lived in a tent. that’s when it was super hot i was dieting. no i mean dieting. there was 16 people in house i stayed in tent. disability said i could only have $2000 in bank so i pulled $5000 out of bank. who ever did this i say it was my cousin. but because of all the people living there .we don’t know who did it’s was saying i was overpaid so there were going to keep my check. so i went to try and get food stamps i stayed 2 weeks at the mission APRIL tell August 1st i had no meds, no insulin because of all the interferer no place, to stay, no money, Madera didn’t help me I’ve been in MODESTO mental help i was there nine days because i would rather be dead then do this any more. where I’m staying i have not brought any food at all, any money. PLESE CAN YOU HELPE IKNOW ITS ONLY ONE MONTH MY FREIND LAST LAB REPORT ON FRIDAY SAID SHES AT STAGE 4 OF CANCER I TRYED FOOD BANK BUT SHE CANT EAT Please HELP ME.

A) I am so sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds like you have been through a lot, and I can understand why you are feeling overwhelmed.

I am not able to provide you with financial assistance, but I can help you find resources that may be able to help. Here are a few things that you can do:

  • Contact your local social services agency. They can provide you with information about resources that are available to help you, such as food stamps, housing assistance, and job training.
  • Apply for disability benefits. If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for disability benefits. You can apply for disability benefits online or by mail.
  • Contact your local food bank. Food banks provide free food to people who are struggling to make ends meet. You can find a food bank near you by visiting the Feeding America website.
  • Contact your local church or synagogue. Many churches and synagogues offer food pantries and other assistance to people in need.
  • Ask for help from your family and friends. Let your family and friends know that you are struggling, and see if they can help you with things like childcare, transportation, or food.

I know that these are difficult times for you, but please don’t give up. There are people who want to help, and you will get through this.

NOTE: SSI applicants who are experiencing extreme hardship qualify for emergency payments. If you qualify only for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, you can’t receive emergency payments. According to Social Security Administration –


  • We can start payments more quickly than usual in four different types of situations:
  • presumptive disability (PD) or presumptive blindness (PB) payment;
  • emergency advance payment;
  • immediate payment; and
  • expedited reinstatement cases.

If your claim is for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for disability or blindness, we may make presumptive disability (PD) or presumptive blindness (PB) payments for up to 6 months while you are waiting for the Disability Determination Services (DDS) to make a final decision. Our decision to grant PD or PB payments is based on the severity of your condition and the likelihood that your claim will be ultimately approved, and is not based on your financial need.

Please contact your local Social Security Office and apply for emergency assistance. 

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