I picked up the mail today for a friend and she asked me to review her letter from the Social Services Administration. What I began to read was the most shocking information that had to be interpreted to a senior citizen. This letter contained information about her financial earnings. This was the total earnings for a lady who has lived a full life as an Army wife. To add misery to this situation, this lady was married 62 years to her husband who was a soldier retired, died, and left behind a wife who has never had a W2 job.
The lady’s home, of 37 years, is not paid for because of an earlier refinance, the mortgage is approximately $1300 monthly, and her social security is roughly $6000 per year in addition to her husband’s retirement of about $9000 totaling $15,000 per year.
Thank goodness she has a family who is caring for her. Is this a situation that you’re familiar with or do you know someone who is living the last years of their lives in this manner? I found myself searching for answers.