I feel pretty good. I have too much time on my hands. I get stressed easily and overwhelmed but if I take an easy job like cashiering maybe I can do it. The only problem is I can’t afford to go back to work part-time. I would have to go back full-time. Part-time would knock me off Medi-Cal and I wouldn’t be able to afford my medicine so I would have to go full-time in order to get medical insurance to pay for my meds.
A brand new casino just opened up in town. They are hiring tons of people and they offer benefits. I have 5 years experience in cage cashiering and can easily get a gaming license. I really feel like I should do it. I’m going to have to buy a cheap car though to get back and forth to work because my hours won’t line up with my sister’s hours so I can’t use her car. It’s a lot to think about but I really think I’m ready.
What do you think?
You have come a long way recently. If you think you’re ready, then go for it. Do you have SSDI currently? If so, they have a ticket to work program.
If you feel ready, you have 9 months to try working with the ticket to work program. Ask @TomCat about it. He used it. Good luck!
Also, I have a friend who went back to work while on Medicaid. Her social worker told her to fill out a form with the social security office that states she is disabled. It’s called Freedom to Work. With it, she is allowed to make more than the limit and still stay on her Medicaid
Yes, I have SSDI. I could pay off debt really quickly if I was getting SSDI and working at the same time. It would be nice. And it’s nice to know that if it doesn’t work out I can always fall back on my SSDI.
Go for it! Fortune favors the bold.
Oh, I didn’t know about that. I can ask.
Only you can know that, @Leaf. Run it by your pdoc and therapist, and see what they say.
You’ve come a long way. Kudos to you for that
I think you should try it.
Give it a trial shot. You’ve made great progress, maybe this is your next step in recovery.
Wishing you the best leaf!
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