Saturday, September 29, 2018

A Little Update

Thank you so much to all the people who reached out to make me feel better on my birthday! You guys are great. Several people sent gifts by PayPal, and I so appreciate it, because every bit helps.

Jennifer in the comments thought I should be getting widow's benefits, but I was told when my husband died in 2004, and again in 2017, that I wasn't eligible because I hadn't been married to either of them for a full ten years. She showed me another path. See, it changes when you turn 60, and now I am eligible for survivor's retirement benefits. I will be getting a check from Social Security! It's not a full pension, but it's enough to cover my mortgage payment, and that's a big relief. I only owe a small percentage of the house's worth, and it would be a tragedy to lose it. And it will be paid off in three years!

And to think that I was reluctant to reveal my age. That part about relying on God? That paid off big time. Jennifer is the kind who reaches out to help anyone when she can, and I am convinced that admitting my age, and her catching it, was not a coincidence. Thank you, Jennifer. 

I am still looking for a job, for sure, but the panic is gone for the time being. Thank you all! 


13 comments:

Bruce M said...

Yea Miss C.! Keep the faith.

And a belated Happy Birthday.

hearsetrax said...

belated birthday wishes, Ms C
Remember your much loved and we're always an email away

Jennifer F. said...

Yay, so glad it worked out! :-)

Vireya said...

That's great news!

John Farrier said...

What wonderful news!

Thank you, Jennifer, for helping.

RedfishJohn said...

There you go! Good news!

Anonymous said...

Belated happy birthday! You’ve created quite a nice community here, it’s heartwarming!

Lilylou said...

I am so glad to witness such great evidence of true human kindness.

Sue Wilson said...

Yes, belated happy birthday & many more! Love your site & visit every day. You are so talented, you should be able to find a good job that makes you happy. Wish you all the best.

Richard O'Connor said...

your page is an essential part of my day. You provide a great mix of news, curiosity, and laughs. I need all the laughs I can get, and the other stuff is good too. Do you have a gofundme page or something? I would gladly contribute.

loveisthedevil said...

Great that Jennifer set you right about the survivor benefits, that's fantastic that it can cya for the mortgage, because yea, nobody wants the alternative. Very glad to read the progress, will check in midweek.
Richard, check earlier in the week comments for the paypal address

jimjim flipper said...

Sorry for your tragedy, however it's good to know that there is at least a little social safety net in place.
Good luck in your job hunt.

Mark Chandler said...

That is FANTASTIC news! I'm so glad you followed through. And, I believe you should be getting benefits from whichever husband accumulated the most Social Security benefits, so be sure to tell them about both of them!
Take care, Miss C!