This is the Brown family. Their names and ages are (left to right) Daniel, 35, Grace, 38, Aiden and Jack, 7, and Josie, 3.
Daniel and I love to paint and jog together, and our family loves to travel.
Daniel is a pharmacist and Grace is a waitress.
We like to play baseball, swim, and dance!
When driving home from work one night, Daniel got into a car accident that did not severely injure him- but it did leave him blind.
Grace's kind friend suggested that she look into Supplemental Security Income to help with expenses since Daniel can no longer work.
Supplemental Security Income is a federal welfare program that provides financial assistance and health care to people with low income. People aged over 65, blind, and disabled people can qualify for SSI.
Grace and Daniel know that they cannot survive on only Grace's small income, so they apply for SSI.
Since receiving monthly SSI assistance, the Brown family is able to live a better life even though Daniel does not have a job.
Knowing that Daniel will never work again and that he cannot stay home with the kids, Grace decides to take online college courses so that in the future she can get a higher paying job.