Life, don’t stop just because you can’t work
One of the hardest things to tell my clients is to “hold on”. It’s really hard. It’s tough because most people are forced to have to evaluate how they are going to survive while waiting for their case to be resolved.
Unfortunately, it’s not an easy situation. Usually there is no magical fund or nest egg or any extra government program that will provide you the resources to pay your bills or keep the lights on while you wait.
Here are some tips that you may want to think about (Even if you don’t want to explore them):
1) 3Fs, part 1 & 2!! Family and Friends! Almost any form of charity starts with your personal resources. Most people are proud and don’t want to feel like they are looking for a hand out. However, in this economy, if you are in a position where you are waiting for your case to be resolved, I would advise you to look seriously at your family and friends for help during these times.
2) 3Fs, part 3! Faith! You would be surprised by the number of resources your church has. Most people don’t realize that the church is usually the focal point for a variety of different charities which may be able to help you.
3) Social Services. Almost every city, county or state has some form of social services which can assist you with your situation. The best part is that Social Services is a gateway to a variety of other services that may be available to you.
4) Community services. Don’t sleep on the non profit organizations. In this time of need, they are a crucial point of support and guidance. These organizations typically have connections to both private and government entities which may help you.
It is really tough to have to deal with these situations but it is tougher when you don’t have money in a banking account that can help you. Don’t be afraid to reach out to these resources. They can help you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.