Klaudia: “I have depended on GA while I’m waiting for my SSI to come through”
Klaudia, 26 years old
I have had GA for approximately 3 to 4 years. I’ve had it so long because my psychiatrist has declared that I couldn’t work, so I have depended on GA while I’m waiting for my SSI to come through.
GA has helped me in so many ways. Without GA, I wouldn’t be able to take care of my medical and mental health needs. I suffer from major mental illnesses, and having GA was making it possible for me to see the doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists. I am also able to get the medications I need on a daily basis. I really need my medication because without it, I wouldn’t be able to cope with life on a daily basis. GA doesn’t give a lot of money, but it gives enough for me to pay my co-pays to doctor’s appointments.
If my GA was eliminated, I wouldn’t be able to eat and I wouldn’t be able to see my doctors for my disabilities.
The goals that I do have for my future is that I would like to take my state boards test for cosmetology. I did already attend and graduatedEmpireBeautySchoolbut I never took my cosmetology test. Another goal I have is to run a non-profit organization for battered women.
I really hope you consider keeping GA because without it, a lot of people will be lost and it could be damaging to the community.