Since that number comes out to almost exactly what SSI pays in a year, I'll take it you live in the US.
Are you willing to live anywhere in the US, potentially far away from where you are now? Are you willing to live with a roommate? If you answered no to both, you're probably fucked, but if you're willing to move to a cheaper state there are plenty of states where you can rent a 1br apartment for $550 including utilities, just not in a major city. And if you're willing to live with a roommate you can rent a room for around that much or cheaper without too much trouble.
Don't get a car and if you have one, sell it. Instead, make sure you live walking distance from at least one supermarket. This might be difficult since I'm suggesting moving to a small town in a cheap state, but it's doable. Even if you need to get a Lyft to the store during the months where it's too cold to walk much outside it will still be cheaper than owning a car since car insurance is $50 a month just for minimum coverage and then factor in not only gas but maintenance. Just make sure you stock up enough to last you 2 weeks if you're getting a Lyft to the store to make it worth it.
$60 a month, you will need this to keep sane.
Wear them until they're ripped. Shoes you'll need to buy a pair every year with all the walking you'll be doing, get a cheap pair of boots.
Never eat out, not even fast food. Buy cheap high carb/fat, calorie dense foods like ramen noodles, oatmeal, peanut butter etc. Buy the cheap off brands. Drink water only. Buy flour, salt, yeast, butter and make bread a lot. It's an unhealthy diet but nobody said it would be easy. Utilize food pantries if you live close enough to one.
Your apartment might not have a washing machine or there might be one you have to pay to use. If either is the case, just wash your clothes in the tub and let them air dry. A small amount of the cheap powdered detergent can go a long way if you're just trying to eliminate odors and not tough stains.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.