... long before it will take effect. Feel like I can't hold on much longer! I'm 62, have made a major move to be closer to family. Now stuck. Have major back problem, am in constant pain, numbness and burning in leg, pretty bad swelling in left foot and some discoloration in foot and toes at time. Can't get any type of medical assistance, am receiving early retirement of a little over $500 a month, no other type of benefits. Love family but for many reasons don't need to be living with them. Always been independent, but now very dependent and it's really getting to me.