Lex-Care: Back surgery prompts request for rent help

Lex-Care received one case last week from Shirlyne Mosley, a case manager at Shiloh Baptist/Black Church Coalition. Her client is a single woman who needs $844 to pay her past-due rent.

The woman worked for more than 10 years at the University of Kentucky. She had surgery on ruptured discs in her back, but some were inoperable. Her doctor advised her to apply for Social Security benefits. She quit her job, applied for benefits and is waiting for a hearing with the SSA administrative judge. During this time she has fallen behind on her rent. When her disability claim is approved, she will be able to manage.

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