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rikgo

768d

is anyone else unable to work because of their condition? i haven’t held a job longer than two days this past year and it is affecting my life bc of finances

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    • Medically_Challenged

      768d

      I also have dealt with short lived jobs due to my health. School has been a huge struggle as well, even with my school disability. I haven’t been healthy enough to have a job since 2018. Right now I’m in a place where I think I can be hopeful about my health and getting a job which I feel blessed about since I’m about to graduate school with my masters (though I am not healthy enough for full time yet). What really concerns me is it’s obvious I am not healthy enough but according to the government I’m not sick enough for disability? I don’t even understand how it’s possible when i can’t leave my house and my symptoms and disease leave me unable to function. I feel really screwed over by societies expectations. I also really need to get healthy in two years because then I can no longer be supported by my fathers insurance. I hate this as well.

    • Rosesandclouds

      768d

      I feel you medically challenged. Except I haven't started school yet because of my issues and yeah government qualifications be crazy. I had to deal with that in highschool I wasn't broke enough for free school lunch during highschool. And also looking for job despite my symptoms because all the supplements we have to buy and also the economy is more expensive now

    • Medically_Challenged

      768d

      Ssdi only works if you have worked a full time job. If your young you can technically apply ssi. It would be less money and harder to acquire. That’s the problem I’m having. It also sounds like getting a lawyer will bring the most success but I find this all really overwhelming and honestly both disappointing and hopeless (talking from my own perspective not for anyone else)

    • KitKat723

      768d

      I've been in the same boat for about 3 years. Every time i get hired it doesn't last long. It's frustrating, but you are not alone. Being disabled sucks and people really don't understand. Not sure what conditions you deal with but that is my experience

    • JustRachelle

      768d

      That’s what I plan to do after I get all of my doctors visits out the way. I’ll be discussing with my doctor as well and having a lawyer do the process for me. From research it shows that you may get a better outcome if its done through a lawyer.

    • Faroop

      768d

      If you are in US, I suggest applying for SSDI, which will supply some income, and there are ways to still work while on SSDI at least for the first couple of years. The application is long and you need supporting documentation from doctor.

    • Oliverita

      768d

      Yeah it’s been so hard. I only have one in person class this semester and sometimes I can’t even go to that. It affects my mental health as well, it makes me feel so useless :(

    • mel0808

      768d

      Me

    • Rosesandclouds

      768d

      Me :(

    • rikgo

      768d

      how do you guys financially support yourselves through this?

    • Medically_Challenged

      768d

      I also have dealt with short lived jobs due to my health. School has been a huge struggle as well, even with my school disability. I haven’t been healthy enough to have a job since 2018. Right now I’m in a place where I think I can be hopeful about my health and getting a job which I feel blessed about since I’m about to graduate school with my masters (though I am not healthy enough for full time yet). What really concerns me is it’s obvious I am not healthy enough but according to the government I’m not sick enough for disability? I don’t even understand how it’s possible when i can’t leave my house and my symptoms and disease leave me unable to function. I feel really screwed over by societies expectations. I also really need to get healthy in two years because then I can no longer be supported by my fathers insurance. I hate this as well.

    • ultraviolet

      768d

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