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When both of my parents got laid off, they lost our house because the bank foreclosed it around 2006.
I am now a high school senior with 2 disabled parents. the money that my mom (custodial guardian) gets for me will run out when I turn 18. We will not have enough money to pay our rent, because her checks do not come close to mine. I am grateful that my dad made enough money so that I get $900/month from SSDI.
I am applying to colleges this year, knowing fully that I can’t afford higher education, even with a great GPA and a great record.
I am grateful that because of SSDI related health insurance I have received in the past to take care of 4 knee surgeries I have had in the past 3 years.
….but what happens when I lose those benefits at 18?
I am the 99%