You have to wait until your previous-year's tax return shows an income of LESS than $44,000.
My sister has an annual income of $14,400 a year. She's 76 and in poor health. I think she needs a place more than YOU do. If you get your appeal, then you are stealing accommodations from those who TRULY need it.
When she was 70, she left an abusive marriage of 45 years. Left with no assets and 10 boxes of possessions/clothing. There WERE no assets to divide. She stayed with friends .. a week here and a week there ... until she found a house-sitting (through friends) for a house that was up for sale and they didn't want it to be empty during that time. So she lived there for free.
And by the time the house sold, she had gotten into senior housing.
BTW, she is disabled and has no car.
You are in FAR better shape than her ... so make your life work. She, with far less, did.