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Americans must be lucky with those disability check sizes

While you get at least 650$ or 1000$ remember there is always mr who gets 175$ a month and everything is more expensive here in eastern europe than USA (yes even food)

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I had to work for what I get. It isn’t free money. I started work young and worked as long as I possibly could. My disability is based on my past earnings and time spent working.

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same for me. I have an ok disability because i worked a lot before i got sick.

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I do not get disability so… and I live in the USA.

I didn’t have enough work credits by the time I was 22 (when I went into my first psychosis) :confused:

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I worked until my early 40’s. Two jobs for many years.

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What about someone who sick from young years?

Where you from?

Im from lithuania and electronics costs more than usa. Food also. The only exception may be cigarettes price

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Pensions are super low in my country. 400$ a month for working from age 18 till 65 full time. There are a lot of elderly aged people living with 300$ a month and below just because they worked on minimum wage.

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if only i would have joined the military and then got schizophrenia. i think the veterans make considerably more in disability than regular citizens, but not sure about that. i worked from the age of 15 to 28 either part time or full time. and also worked a couple years after being diagnosed. but then one day i decided i wanted to take a break from work and applied for disability and got approved.

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Then I won’t tell you how much Canadian cheques are per month :sweat_smile: I definitely know that I’m lucky to be living here :canada:

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i worked for fifteen years before i got disability. i only get 670 bucks after premiums are taken, and then i gotta pay another hundred bucks for the rest of my healthcare. so maybe 570. 7000 a year is helpful but it’s not that much money.

I worked since I was 13 and I was an architect…I still only clear about 13,5 thousand a year…not enough !!

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