My mother’s life is harder now that her pensions & social security were actually cut back.
Several of the companies she had spent years of her life working at folded & could no longer honor their past employees’ benefits packages.
It was also different when policies changed on her social security benefits & caused that source of income to lower as well. I truly hope that I eventually start making enough money where I can easily support her and myself. For now I have to be pleased with only helping her with my time & labor. I’ll get her groceries for her when I’m out shopping & I bring them over to her household. With how limited she is with money nowadays, several things in her household have fallen into disrepair. She had a couple of light bulbs that had been out for weeks & a bucket under the bathroom sink collecting water from a leaking p-trap. Worst of all, her cooling device wasn’t working. I noticed it almost the moment I walked through her front door. It broke my heart when she told me that she couldn’t afford to get the coil fixed, so she has had to leave it off. She had fans going in every room & every single window open as well. It’s about 90 degrees outdoors right now with little wind in the daytime hours. I used what little money I had on my debit card & paid to have her broken cooling device coil fixed so she could cool her household once again. It’s horrible seeing her suffer in her old age with hardly any money to survive.