It took 2 years to finally get a hearing for my SSI claim. I have applied before but this time I was able to get help with an attorney. I applied in September 2019, and the Hearing is for May 2021.
I am nervous they won’t think I’m disabled enough because it’s not an obvious or visible disease. I have three or four other chronic health conditions I wasn’t even able to include: sleep apnea etc. and I’m definitely unhappy with my weight but I have been losing pounds lately.
I’m just worried about the future, and SSI would be nice but I can’t count on it I hear horror stories of people on the cusp of losing it all the time. Not having a job or source of income, not having a degree, having schizophrenia and no one guiding me on how to gain income on my own. Parents one is disabled and the other is too busy working to be able to support me on that issue. My dad won’t pay any of my bills. It really kind of bothers me…but he doesn’t pay bills for health related or food.
I really want to work and have money so I don’t end up carrying my parents debt or who knows what happens. But since I can’t seem to get any sort of gainful work or employment I am filing for SSI. I obsess about getting jobs all the time, and yet can’t manage to get one because there are so many barriers. No car, so can’t go to the local warehouse, or anything in person.
Just spent stimulus $600 on a nice computer
Should I continue job searching while I wait for my hearing? If I am able to finally start working in like a month, I would probably have to tell them at the SSI hearing?
The general advice I am receiving is that the admin. uses any excuse it can to deny people, it’s because of the Republicans, and that the new administration will hopefully fix the outdated system.
If I had money I could do a lot more. But I’m living without money right now. I think having some money to spend would be a good thing, whether I find a good job or get some help, either way something would be better than nothing.