Ch 12: Self Advocacy

How to Represent Yourself for Benefits

When people come to see me for help, they often show me a letter they’d submitted to an agency, requesting a benefit. The agency has declined to provide the benefit. The client feels frustrated, unheard, disregarded, and disillusioned. What didn’t work? Following is a made-up example of the type of letter often submitted: I have… Continue reading How to Represent Yourself for Benefits

Ch 12: Self Advocacy · Ch 18: Getting Help

Avoid Becoming A Victim of Fraud

In my book, I touch on four personal experiences of fraud. First: A compassionate friend arranges for me to receive a welfare check, then promptly steals it from my mailbox. Next, a progressive, liberal developer takes a $45,000 deposit on a condo to be built, then dramatically increases the property’s “cost”, and then tells me… Continue reading Avoid Becoming A Victim of Fraud