Get help to fill in the form - volunteers do it at the volunteer benefits help office - you have to tell them - hey - i can’t fill this form out because it’s filled with trick questions and no my mum / husband understands the form worse than i do
To the question ‘can you set an alarm clock’?
you can’t get up in the morning - you stay up at night, sleep late, would not be able to respond to an alarm / you would forget to set it, sleep through it - sleep through the fire alarm after blowing up the toaster and trying to grill the bread instead.
To the question ‘can you brush your own teeth’
Do you brush your teeth normally? i ended up sticking tube of toothpaste up my arse and needing an internal exam because i thought it was still up there days later when i was very ill
To the question ‘can you dress yourself’
Can you always pick out your outfit? i have walked out of hospital with bare feet and no underwear - i have walked out with no bottom half on - i have dressed for work when i was going to look at jobs or go for a walk, so i would look like i fit in and wore really quirky stuff to a funeral … i have tried to buy clothes for myself in the children’s dept, while thinking this was a small pair of trousers for a 14, and so bulimic and wasted i was fitting into children’s clothes.
You can work in a warehouse because you can physically lift a small light box to head hight???
can you get there every morning and work an 8 hour day stacking and going back and forth in the supermarket on the same isle all day or night - consistently for 4 years when you are at your most unwell?
you need help to fill in the form - i’ll even help you - i’ve had help many times with the form you have to put everything in the terms of the worst thing you have ever done and it’s NOT EVEN CHEATING what i am talking about — THEY ARE THE CHEATS they get people to say yes i can physically lift a small object - there fore you can work on a checkout - but could you? If you can and you want to - go for it - most schizophrenics couldn’t and I couldn’t that is why there are disability benefits - they want to save money.
at all times could you work?
when you have cancer demons in your chest all night and a familiar spirit to remove them, run away to a big city barefoot, think on the way to work that your sex demon that comes out of your feet and tries to hump people in other cars but it’s rejected by the people in the other cars and then don’t sleep - because you’re doing a vigil and then have panic attacks about terrorist threats in public?
get what i’m saying?
Goes without saying - this is all my psychosis, say what your worst is on a form
can you really get out of bed set an alarm brush your teeth get dressed ? it’s humiliating but no i can’t dress myself and if you put this kind of stuff above on a form, you will get benefits
if i edit this to better english can someone make it a sticky?