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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 GMorris, Community Member, asks

Q: Is there any additional aid or assistance besides disability?

I am the live-in caregiver of a woman with MS, and in return for my help I get food, shelter etc. Since I have a bad back and she needs constant care, I cannot work but a little on the internet occasionally (programming mostly) when I can find it and have the time. We applied for Food Stamps assistance and now recieve a whopping $14/mo.! Food is WAY expensive now, so we're in dire need of some assistance.  ANYTHING that anyone can do to lift some of the burden will be greatly appreciated.

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
2/10/09 2:08pm

Hi GMorris,

 

It's wonderful that you are taking such good care of the woman with MS and yourself.  Here are a few ideas for assistance.

 

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and contributing to benevolent outreaches in communities throughout the United States.

 

I have a friend with MS who was able to obtain groceries during the holidays from Angel Food Ministries.  She highly recommended their service.

 

Also, the National MS Society offers financial assistance for certain circumstances. It would be a good idea to contact the local office and inquire about how they may be able to help.  The link above takes you to the "find a chapter" page.

 

If the one with MS needs help with paying for her MS drugs, then check out this post which has contact information for each of the specific drug programs.

 

I hope that this gives you a start on finding some assistance.  Good luck.

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By GMorris, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 02/10/09