Miranda Howard Manchester, NH

Surviving on SSDI


I am Miranda Howard. I am 24 years old, I live in Manchester, NH with my fiancé, and we are expecting a baby boy in July.

In 2013, I experienced back pain, depression, anxiety and ADHD, and I was unable to work. I went on Social Security Disability Insurance and now I collect $800 a month which I use to pay my rent, bills, buy food and clothes. I am scraping the bottom of the barrel because my fiancé lost his job and now it’s even harder to live on $800 for the two of us.

I am concerned that with Social Security Disability cuts, I will not be able to feed my son and take care of us.