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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Enough to Live On?

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    JaredS Wrote: Are you currently receiving Social Security Disability benefits? If so, this thread is for you.

    I have always wondered if disability benefits are enough to support someone who is receiving them or if you need further assistance to help you get by. This is especially so for individuals who live alone and don't have a secondary income helping you take care of bills and other expenditures.

    So if anyone is currently receiving SSDI and wants to share your story then we would like to hear it. Do you find yourself able to live comfortably or is it a struggle for you to get by?
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    Betty Wrote:
    JaredS Wrote: Are you currently receiving Social Security Disability benefits? If so, this thread is for you.

    I have always wondered if disability benefits are enough to support someone who is receiving them or if you need further assistance to help you get by. This is especially so for individuals who live alone and don't have a secondary income helping you take care of bills and other expenditures.

    So if anyone is currently receiving SSDI and wants to share your story then we would like to hear it. Do you find yourself able to live comfortably or is it a struggle for you to get by?
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    I've personally known several people on SSD who lived by themselves. They were really vocal about just how difficult it was/is to get by month-to-month. The largest issue for them was that if any surprises whatsoever came up, they'd have to rely on credit cards to take care of it. And as I'm sure you're aware, relying on credit cards is not a healthy way to live.

    Once they had one CC charge for a few hundred dollars, it's basically impossible to catch up. Unfortunately, this left a couple of them in perpetual debt.