I am Anita, and I live in New Hampshire. I have been receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) since 2005. Prior to that, I was working as a waitress, but I developed some health problems. I was diagnosed with severe depression; I had a shoulder injury and herniated disk in my spine. These conditions made me unfit to work. Luckily, there is SSI to help me as I try to get better. Without SSI, I wouldn’t afford my apartment, food and other basic needs. I basically squeak along.