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My physical and mental needs for the last year and a half have caused me to quit the job I was working, and make it impossible for me to sustainably work full time at pretty much every job I would otherwise qualify for. I am able to live with family, but the environment isn’t healthy. I’ve wondered if something along the lines of unemployment is what I should do, even temporarily, just so I could get out on my own while figuring out my conditions, but I don’t know how to go about it, or if I even can, as I’m only 25 and visibly fine. Does anyone relate at all or have any advice?

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    • wheezynwavy

      818d

      You can do unemployment, though it likely won't be enough to get you out on your own unfortunately. You can Google how to apply and there are guides that walk you through it. Disability is another option, and you can use Google as a resource for instructions for that too. I'd apply for both, as unemployment is likely to be a shorter process and it'll be something at least. Also, are you able to do online work? That's what I'm doing now and there's a lot of places hiring for online work right now. If that's an option, I'd look into that as well. Wishing you the best.

    • bojanglesbiscuit

      816d

      Apply for disability for sure. Maybe you can try copywriting or something like that from home, that doesn’t require much experience? Or Online tutoring, writing subtitles, etc. I stayed at my job and was able to get FMLA leave w disability pay. Hope you can get out of your current situation ❤️

    • Janie

      818d

      @Messymexi thank you!

    • Messymexi

      818d

      Let your doctor's know you're thinking about applying for disability, mine actually were very helpful and recommended me lawyers. Focus on things you cannot do and how it affects your life, like taking a week to take a shower because of your mental state. mine was for a mix of physical and mental but I will tell you, the state will try EVERYTHING to not approve you. I had to have a psychiatrist evaluation done by a state psychiatrist and I was holding back tears by the end of the call. They do not give two shits about asking about trauma and then pressing harder or using alternative safe words like self harm instead of triggering you. The process is so hard and testing but you can persevere

    • wheezynwavy

      818d

      I'm a marketing and social media consultant, but before this I worked for a company that captioned videos. I didn't make much money there, but it got me through some tough times. That job didn't require a degree or anything, but you do have to do some training that they provide.

    • Janie

      818d

      @DaniBear @Messymexi I have had intense mental health problems that have only been getting worse. I haven't been able to hold down a job and I can barely stand to be around other people. Ive been thinking about applying for disability to keep me on my feet. Do you have any advice?

    • Messymexi

      818d

      I went through disability. It took lawyers and about 2 years but I'm so much happier than I am when I was working. It's not much money but it helps keep us a float while my husband's IT job keeps the lights on.

    • DaniBear

      818d

      from someone who is on disability the process is very long and complicated. it took me 5 months for mine to be approved. it includes an application, interview and letters from your doctor. i think maybe the best option is to look into jobs you can do from home and try unemployment?

    • ajar

      818d

      One requirement of receiving unemployment in the US is having to be willing and able to work, and actively applying to jobs or working with a job placement agency. When I was on unemployment I had a part time job, but was still making little enough that I qualified, so I didnt have to actively search for work and just had to report my hours every 2 weeks. Most telemarketing and customer service representative jobs are online from home now, and don't require a degree or anything, so maybe you could do that and get unemployment or disability?

    • Rach3l

      818d

      I can totally relate. For me I can physically do a job but it’s mentally draining. I left my previous job because my anxiety was so bad and I’m trying to find another job that isn’t going to drain me. It’s so frustrating. I feel like I just need a break to get my mental health back in order before going back to work but I can’t afford to. 😕 I really hope you’re able to work it out. Best of luck!

    • MultiMato

      818d

      Thank you for being so kind ❤️ What kind of online work do you do, if it’s okay to ask? I don’t know too much about the types of work available. I don’t have any kind of certification or college degree.

    • wheezynwavy

      818d

      You can do unemployment, though it likely won't be enough to get you out on your own unfortunately. You can Google how to apply and there are guides that walk you through it. Disability is another option, and you can use Google as a resource for instructions for that too. I'd apply for both, as unemployment is likely to be a shorter process and it'll be something at least. Also, are you able to do online work? That's what I'm doing now and there's a lot of places hiring for online work right now. If that's an option, I'd look into that as well. Wishing you the best.

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