Loss of all income and have absolute ZERO income

Mark & ma, Batesvill

Let me say this first and foremost, We have Never Begged for anything. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been put into this situation. My husband and I are well over 60 years old and both were laid off due to the economy and cut backs at both of our jobs.We applied for food stamps and were finally approved but we do not get any financial (money) aid. We applied for unemployment and got that for about 1 year until the unemployment rate dropped in the area. We have been living off of our savings and now they are completely gone, we have a total of $6.00 to our name. We are both on medications that we do not have the money to pay for and have no insurance to help there. The medications are life substaining meds . Your next words to us might be something like "get a job" or "ask family" for help. We neither one have any family left, everyone has passed away, and our kids (grown and gone) are struggling themselves and cannot give any assistance either. We are looking everyday online for work/jobs and that is the only way we can look for work since we do not have any gas for our car. We went to our church for help and they are way over their budget on charity funds (very small church). We have contacted other churches in the area and all local agencies that are suppose to be able to help and they are all "tapped out" so they cannot help either. My husband is ex-military and the V A told us that our application is on file but it will be at least another 6-9 months before they can get to our application. Now with all that said and told, we are about to lose our electric, once that happens we will no longer have any food or any internet to be able to search for jobs (which we do from morning to night). We are both disabled and have applied for our Social Security Benefits but that takes well over a year to even get them if we are eligible even and we have been to so many different doctors that they have sent us to it is almost funny. We are asking for help here since we are running out of time and do not know where else to turn to for the help we need. We live very modestly and have given up all extra's that we all so enjoy (like T.V. and dining out and fast food ect.) we are so poor that we cannot even afford personal care items,such as toliet paper, body soap,deoderant,laundry soap,paper towels and the list goes on and on. Please if you can find it within your heart to help us we would very grateful. Thank you and you have a blessed day, and thank you for taking time to read this post.