Well tiger......this happened to me five years ago, but I lost a lot more than six hundred dollars a month!
I lost my entire income when I injured my right shoulder.....and I did NOT gain any financial assistance.....other than from my husband.......for my nursing wounds, either.
I went from being able to travel, buy clothes when I wanted to, give away money right and left to people in need (family and sometimes total strangers) to not being able to do those things anymore.........to taking the bus because I had no car........to not being able to go to the dentist like I would like to. I still have a tooth that has lost its' temporary filling, and needs another one to this day because of my lost income five years ago.
Being married to a soldier makes me a "Missionary's Wife"...
...as the income sucks bigtime.......HOWEVER....it does keep a roof over our heads, feeds us and keeps us from starvation...provides the bare necessities...and affords us a few movie and dinner dates each month. I am sooooooooo looking forward to regaining my nursing income.........of course, if Clearing Publisher's House wishes to pay me a visit and drop a whopping check on me, I'd be ever so grateful!