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Call 6: Woman living in car approved for disability benefits

Posted: 8:01 PM, May 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-15 20:01:32-04

AVON, Ind. – A woman living in her car because of a government backlog was approved for benefits thanks to the Call 6 Investigators.

In February, Rebecca Lamkin said she had spent several months living in her red car parked outside of a Meijer in Avon because she was denied social security disability benefits, despite showing documentation.

Her lawyer reached out to Call 6 and once the investigators connected with the social security office, Lamkin was approved.

The 56-year-old with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry, was unable to work for months because of health issues involving her colon. When her partner died in June 2016, she didn't have the money to keep up with the rent and faced eviction.

Not only was Lamkin’s benefits approved, she was able to move into a new apartment with her cat.

"It's a lot nicer not to have to stay in a car,” she said. “You have an actual place to live, you can cook food, and place to lay down."

 

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