Can you put down kid-time or caregiving?
You have a good chance of getting disability if you do not earn over $800 a month for a year prior to your hearing. So, part-time work is in your best interests.
I actually put the neighborlady down as my employer as I was even helping with depends & clothing changes…I tried several short-term jobs during the time and quit when I saw how this city is running things so closely to bankruptcy, employee is likely to get sued for $8-10 job…I just leave the short jobs off without any problems, but it can result in termination if caught.
I think you should be SSI eligible if you say you have the intention to pay rent if you were able. This will usually get you SSI (if assets are $2k or less) and better SNAP.
I worked life/death and public contact stuff…Had to give up both. A lot of it is just the local economic situation at these businesses with terribly low staffing raising risk too high so limiting my liability after being swarmed by customers who knew what was wrong in the computer and tried to play me…Other schizo victims in my community were eventually bullied out of businesses and networking groups so know I have to accept fact I need to accept the right job to give these nasty people the sick satisfaction they desire, work off the internet or job hunt out of area with intent to move. Really, things were made much worse after I was confronted in church of 5k and literally thrown out, which is referred to as mobbing. Then members stalked me for 5+ years even harassing me threateningly in front of their coworkers…Hate fact that church was so big, they controlled a lot of the businesses on my side of town as these were professional workers. Some churches encourage their people to mistreat someone on disability payments after mental care so can be tough situation unless you choose a church where you know some people well.
You can use Google to find jobs on craigslist using Google Advanced Search on right lower corner. Put in craigslist.org for ‘site’, choose your keywords and even age of ads you want to search. Hands down this is the best site for entry level, part-time or freelance work. Watch out for someone wanting your social security # before interviews. I would recommend ‘virtual assistant’ search. Is $20/month for Microsoft Office, typing tutor runs $30 for Mavis Beacon typing program at Best Buy. You can practice the software and get book from library to go through the tutorials if you want. Unemployment Office and public library teach MS Office free here…Your local Small Business Development office could be useful to study up on owning your own business as 1099 contractor. Classes are very cheap.