Saturday, September 29, 2018
A Little Update
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!