I was called “needy” and “poor” when I received my first Education Employment Work History Statement from the Social Security Administration on Nov. 17, 2008. Since then, I have become a “low-income person.” My savings from working became my nest egg, and once I reached a certain age I got my monthly check. Without it, I wouldn’t have enough money to take care of myself. I have to pay the insurance taken off the top, but the balance enables me to have at least a temporary income. And that is very important to me.