Three years ago, I was in a car wreck that left me with a traumatic brain injury. I now suffer from absentee seizures: I simply black out, with no warning, several times a week. Because of this, I can never drive again; I can’t work. I can’t even shower alone, and I’m running out of hope.
Before my injury, I was an electrician by trade. I always worked and supported my three children. I tried going back to work after the wreck, but my seizures forced me to stop. My multiple attempts to get on disability have been denied due to “lack of information.” I have given the Social Security office all the medical and financial records they have asked for. I don’t understand what I have to do to get the money back that I paid into the system.
The health coverage I have from the county is not enough. It doesn’t pay for rehab or the weeks I’ve spent in the hospital due to further brain injury caused by falls during seizures. My family is running out of money. I feel so helpless. We’re looking at homelessness as a very real possibility, and all because the Social Security contract I entered into when I started paying in at 16 years old, has failed me. Failed my family.
Please, I am not looking for handouts. Simply for the money I have coming to me, in my time of great need. Please call on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to grant me disability insurance, so that I may have a fighting chance to get better.
I know I am not alone in this. I’ve talked to so many people going through similar hardship, and the SSA is failing them as well. There needs to be fundamental change in the system, so that those in need get their money, while those “bilking” the system are the ones denied.
My condition is getting progressively worse. I want so badly to live to raise my children to adulthood, to be a good role model for them and teach them that it is possible to overcome any obstacle in this country. I can only do that with some help.
Please help me call on the SSA to grant me disability insurance. I have earned it, and I would not take it if I didn’t really need it.
Thank you for your time,
Christopher E Layne
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Every signature under here is probably going through the same hell or loves someone going through the same thing, fighting for their lives. Something has to change fast. My girlfriend started a Go Fund Me for medical needs. its: https://www.gofundme.com/helpchrislayne