Widow Trying to Make Ends Meet

What Would Debbie Do? Widow Trying to Make Ends Meet Dear Debbie, How do I make ends meet now that I’m a widow? I went from two paychecks to one and don’t know what to do. Will the government cut widows any breaks? —Struggling Dear Struggling, I’m not really sure how to answer this question, […]

What Would Debbie Do?

Widow Trying to Make Ends Meet

Dear Debbie,

How do I make ends meet now that I’m a widow? I went from two paychecks to one and don’t know what to do. Will the government cut widows any breaks?

Struggling

Dear Struggling,

I’m not really sure how to answer this question, as I have no experience in the field. I would suggest that you contact Social Security and any government agency that your husband might have been involved with, e.g. the Air Force, Army, etc., to see if you are entitled to benefits from his career. Beyond that, you might need to seek alternative sources of income to make ends meet. After dealing with the loss of a loved one, dealing with financial pressures seems unfair. I hope everything works out for you.


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