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WomenareImportant#ReadMyLips

Women are Important #ReadMyLips

I have been working most of my adult life.  I am now 63.  I lost my husband on April 9, 2016.  He was 69 and would have been 70 in May after 44 years of marriage.   I never expected to lose him at what I consider to be not an old age.  When I lost him, I lost $2,000 a month in income.  I had to learn how to conserve and budget the money that was coming into the house, which was my salary.  I inherited a small retirement fund which pays $148 a month.  When he died, I was immediately overtaken with grief and fear.  The two don't mix well especially when you need your head to be clear.  I applied for survivors benefits and was told I make too much money.  Well, I don't make enough to make ends meet a month.  I was shocked at how my money was not enough and my greatest fear was losing my house.  I finally got into a debt relief program to handle the credit cards.  And more recently, I found a lawyer who does mortgage modifications.  So I am in the middle of that right now.  It is surprising to me that there are no real benefits for widows.  I may not know of all the benefits there might be but I doubt it.  I am sure I am not the only widow with these kind of problems.  There should be more benefits to help people like me and I would like to see more legislation in the future for that purpose.

This message was posted as part of #ReadMyLips, a campaign enabling individuals to share a personal message with President Trump on what they want from him for women's health and women's rights these next 4 years.

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1 comment

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    5mo ago

    I'm so sorry about your husband. I agree with you so much on this.

    I'm so sorry about your husband. I agree with you so much on this.


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