A Fresh Start for Larilee

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Raised by 47 people in 44 months

As many of my friends know, I was out of work for eight months and when I did find work, for which I am extremely grateful, it was only part time. I am still looking for better employment and taking as many hours as I can with my current job.

However, I had no savings and was denied unemployment despite appeal. I'm so grateful to all those who helped me through the unemployment but all those months without a steady income took a toll. I've lost my car. I'm losing the house I rent and probably everything remaining in storage. I need to file bankruptcy to deal with the debts I cannot presently repay. Basically, I've lost the life I'd worked so hard to build over the course of an eighteen year career.

My present income isn't enough to meet current expenses and buy a car, let alone find a new home, or file bankruptcy to protect those things if I somehow manage to get them. That's why I'm here - I need to raise money to accomplish those three things as quickly as possible.

In presumed order:

Bankruptcy: $1735
On the bright side, it stops the hemorrhaging and allows me to start rebuilding. It's not what I want to do but it is what I have to do, even if it isn't cheap.  

Car: $1000 - $2000
I need to buy something that runs and will get me to where I need to go. It doesn't need to be pretty, just dependable.  

Housing: $1000 - $2000
Down payment, moving and enough of an advance to make splitting the payment between paychecks feasible.

Any help at all is appreciated. Thank you for your concern. God bless!
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And ACTION!

Okay, yeah, I'm late updating - again.

Those who've followed my blog will know that at very, very long last, I was awarded unemployment. I received my payment on last Friday - after a lot of phone calls to find out what another letter was about and learning that their system thought I was denied despite my award letter. But I thought that was fixed...

And it sorta was - I did get a payment but only about a third of what I expected. My unemployment account shows a reduction in my benefits consistent with what I expected. My bank confirmed that the deposit was only a fraction of that.

So yes, I'm back to playing phone tag. So far, it's taken me two days just to get the system to agree to have someone call me back - probably tomorrow.

The car is supposed to go back - I did get a short reprieve - and I need the money to get a used car. My county doesn't have public transportation - we wouldn't want it to be easy or anything. Sigh...

In other news, I've seen two doctors at the request of the SSA. The medical doctor concluded that I can't work. The psychiatrist didn't state his conclusions but he also didn't ask anything concerning my depression which was the only reason I can think of that they would want me to see him. Since that was not the actual reason I need disability, that hopefully isn't a bad thing. I only flubbed one question - I couldn't remember at first that Kay Ivey is governor - I did get it eventually.

And so it goes...

But, without the grace of God and the generosity of ever so many people, I wouldn't have gotten anywhere near this far. God is good and I am so very grateful to Him and to you all.
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Today is the thirtieth day since my appeal hearing for unemployment. I haven't heard a thing. Not much of an update there.

Disability is still in progress and I'll give them a call tomorrow.

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So, still waiting on unemployment - I've sent the appeal for benefits but received no response.

I did get several forms from the SSA about my disability yesterday and I'm working on completing those now.

I haven't found a job. I am looking and intend to attend the local business expo next week in hopes of finding a lead.

So, still no income - and very little money left. But I do have a place to stay, a car (for now) and food stamps. That's something.
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I've posted so many updates i can't remember if i posted one here. On July 17th, I was given a place to stay. On August 8th I finally received food stamps after six attempts. I'm still appealing for my unemployment. I'm both applying for disability and looking for work since at the moment I have no income.

I can't thank everyone one enough - whatever happens, I am so very grateful for all the help. May God bless you all!
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Phylis Larilee Maddox
35 months ago

Thank you, Charlie - I'm so sorry I didn't see this earlier.

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Charlie Newman
44 months ago

Praying for your recovery!

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Created September 29, 2015
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Phylis Larilee Maddox
35 months ago

Thank you, Charlie - I'm so sorry I didn't see this earlier.

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Charlie Newman
44 months ago

Praying for your recovery!

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