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POLL: do you ever feel guilty or bad because you are on disability benefits?

  • yes i feel guilty or bad sometimes
  • no i dont feel guilty or bad about it

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No, I don’t feel guilty about it.

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I don’t feel guilty. Live quite comftarble.

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I feel like I’m a winner, because I’m getting more out of the system than I’m putting into it.

-Albert.

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Hmm. . .

Why Thus Subject Is Always Brought Up, Will Never Make Any Sense. . .

Last I Heard Over 50 Million People In America Receive Disability Benefit’s Of Some Sort. . .

Call It Equality In A World Gone Mad From Meaningless Self Righteousness. . .

~P.s. Hope, Trust, True Love, Honesty, Joy, And Endlessly Eternal Peace!.~ :owl: :spider_web: :owl:

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No. I qualify under their rules so I will take what’s offered. If the money didn’t go to me, it would just go to someone else. I don’t feel bad about getting SSDI, the system is set up for people like me.

I don’t go around telling most people I’m on benefits and most people don’t tell me their financial situation either.

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No.
I deserve it

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For 25 years I paid into the system.
I don’t feel bad about it at all.

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I didnt answer the poll because i havent been approved yet but i wont feel guilty if im approved because i literally nees it to survive clearly. Im trying my best to work but i end up in the er every 4 months or so

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İ don t.because my country’s work ecosystem is very wild and without this benefit i would have never ever work and survive.

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Yes I feel bad bcz I used to work.

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I do feel guilty about it sometimes, but that is only my upbringing. You are either hardworking, or a bum.

But now I am unable to work , so I’ve had to work at revising that view

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I’m grateful for disability but I do feel bad sometimes being on it, ashamed sometimes. I do work a little.

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What work do you do @Headspark?
I don’t feel bad because I paid into the system for close to 30 years so I earned it

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Just side jobs here and there. People hire me to do stuff. I am looking to get a real job but I can’t seem to find anything. I have been on disability for so long my resume is pathetic.

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Considering the loops they made me jump through to get it, I have more than earned it.

I only get one benefit, but it helps me massively with not having as much financial pressure.

If it wasn’t for my mental health problems I’d probably be a high flying data scientist working in London, but no, I had to quit as a senior data analyst - about a few steps short of that result.

Limitations may not all manifest themselves in the same way, but they exist in all who’re here

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I’m impressed you’re finding odd jobs right now, because lots of people are out of work. Good job! Maybe your resume isn’t so bad after all

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Normally I don’t feel guilty. It’s not my fault that I was bullied and had a heightened susceptibility for developing a severe mental illness. Nor is it my fault that overall mental health services chose to be more critical and judgemental than supportive.

I say ‘normally’ because when the questions ‘Do you work?’ ‘What job do you do?’ crop up I go into self stigmatising mode, and end up feeling like ****

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I’ve been doing it for years, gives me something to do without getting stressed out. I don’t make a lot of extra money, probably average maybe $75/month. There are some months when I make upwards of $200 or more but usually not.

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That’s still good @Headspark

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