Help Getting a Car for Low Income Senior Citizen?

My mother has been here in Atlanta, with me since September. She lives in rural Georgia, where there is no public transportation and she lives 7 miles from any stores or anything. She has been on disability since 2004 due to an injury. She gets $732 a month from Social Security.


She had paid for her car, which she has to have. She came here to avoid hurricane Irma, but when it hit, her car got destroyed. Two trees in a homeowner's yard next door to me, came down and destroyed her car and the homeowner's insurance refused to pay saying it was a act of nature and her automobile insurance said it was parked on private property and they're not liable.

I am a single parent and have been out of work for over a year, working with a temp service and just started working a steady job about a month ago and can't help her. She pays her rent by sending it through Western Union to keep her place, but has not been there since September.

I hurt to see her sleeping in my living room on the sofa every nite and being uncomfortable. I try to get her to sleep with me, but she won't. I see her going down more and more everyday and there is nothing I can do to help. I have a 17 year old in their last year of high school and a 19 year old that's in tech school. I don't know what to do to try and help. I don't have a car, but I have public transportation. Can somebody please tell me is there anything I can do to help her?

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December 19, 20170 found this helpful
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The National Counseling On Aging has a free resource site:

This site is a confidential and free and easy resource service to help people 55 years and older locate and apply for benefits. There are numerous financial assistance programs, both public and private, that can help struggling Seniors trying to make ends meet. The site has information on more than 2000 programs. Many are available to anyone in need who qualify, while others are available only to older adults and can help them retain their independence.


Benefit Types:
Food Assistance, Health Care, Prescription Drugs, Utility Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), low income housing, tax relief, respite care, free legal assistance and many other benefit programs are available.

To use the site, you enter basic information about the person in need-date of birth, zip code, and check boxes for what the person needs assistance with. The site generates a report instantly, listing links to the programs and services that the person may qualify for.
Some assistance programs can be applied for online while other have downloadable form to be printed and mailed, faxed or emailed in, and some require you to contact the program directly.

Benefits Enrollment Center
It is also possible to get help in person at a Benefits Enrollment Center. There are currently 36 centers in 24 states. Visit the online site for locations:


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December 19, 20170 found this helpful
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Visit vehicles for change

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December 21, 20170 found this helpful

Transportation for a senior.

Step 1
Here is a number for a transportation service but it has a cost I don't know if they do some free 651) 642-1892.

Step 2
Try this link they provide transportation and vouchers check into it

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December 21, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks l appreciate the info, but where l live there is not that tupe of transportation, just a few old men that will tako you to grocery storeYour own transportation is a must or youre confined at home,

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