I Am On Disability

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    I've been on disability

    for almost 10 years now. I am dually diagnosed with panic/anxiety and depression and alcoholism. I finally feel like my meds are right and I am ready to try to go back to work. However, I have misdemeanors on my record. I am also older and I am just p*ssed that I will have...
    BuddyBo BuddyBo
    56-60, F
    Apr 13, 2015

    I try to hide the fact

    that I'm on SSI. I'm afraid that people are going to think of me as a freeloading, lazy *** bum and a poor excuse of a young lady that never really had a REAL job. I mean I had work experience (volunteer working) but it was so overwhelming that I had to quit after four months...
    AspieGirl97 AspieGirl97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    My aunts suggested that I do volunteer work

    and just focus on school. Things are hard for me because I have a disability and she thinks just focusing on school for a while is good for me. I have aspergers syndrome, struggled with dyslexia, take meds for depression, anxiety and a violent temper at times. That's probably...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    Payee Issues...

    Hi - I have been on disability for like 8 years I think due to my mental illnesses. I have ptsd, depression, OCD, borderline personality disorder. It hasn't been easy. I thank society greatly for the help I get, from welfare, SSDI, etc. I try to give back by volunteering and...
    Androgosane Androgosane
    36-40, F
    Apr 5, 2013

    I've been on disability

    since I was 19, lost it when I went to prison for 18 months (dont ask), just got back on it last year January 2014 and my parents remind me that I need to be careful about how many hours I wanna work and I dont wanna lose it or get cut off. Some suggested that I should just...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 19, 2015

    I have aspergers syndrome.

    My brother is married now anf we help them move to their new house yesterday, my sister lives with our cousin a half hour away from me and they both have jobs. I still live with my parents at age 25 and I have Aspergers Syndrome, depression and anxiety problems and I am bipolar...
    sixfoottallbabe sixfoottallbabe
    26-30, F
    Sep 27, 2015

    Is It Giving Up, Or Hoping to Live?

    I've had a very unstable history with jobs and for the past year have not been able to go out to work at all. I've been living (barely) off of money from holidays, birthdays and a tiny bit of income from doing some online research. Disability has been brought up in the past...
    nenia nenia
    26-30, F
    Mar 8, 2008

    Please take a moment to sign this petition,

    I I became severely ill shortly before I was due to graduate from college. I was denied essential medication because the insurance company deemed it to be too expensive, Consequently, I began to have seizures, had a stroke which impaired my vision, and had complete kidney...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo
    26-30, F
    Jun 10, 2014

    I have my hearing coming up

    and I'm nervous. I struggle with bipolar disorder and find it impossible to hold a job because the stress of working makes me unstable.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    I Never Thought This Would Happen to Me

    My health up to the age of 33 was pretty good.  I had to have a full hysterectomy due to cancer cells.  Doctor did the surgery said that he ended up removing both ovaries.  Everything seemed to be going OK.  5 months after my surgery I ended up in emergency...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2008

    Question For Those On Ssd

    I am curious... 1. If you were denied the first time you applied? 2. How long did it take to get an appointment to see the Administrative Law Judge to appeal? 3. If you were then approved after the hearing? 4. How long after your judge appointment did you receive your approval...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2012


    I've been on disability since i was 27. Finding a job has been difficult and now my car has broken down.  damnit!  I can't find work either!  **** **** ****!!!  I just...i just want something better for my life.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 10, 2012

    I have my hearing in an hour

    and a half. I'm very nervous. I just threw up my whole breakfast :(
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    My Life On Disablilty

    I have been on disablility for a little five years.  I have mental illness and phsycial problems.  I am trying to go back to school so I can get off disablitlty.  I get mine pretty easy.  But I just feel that people think that I shouldn't be getting it.  It has helped and I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

    Disabilty Support Pension- Australia

    It totally is inadequate at less than minimum wage a week. I can't get a job and I am struggling. Please tell me other countries are better at helping people in wheelchairs help themselves.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Mar 5, 2009

    I just got back on SSI today

    after I went to jail three years ago. Now I have no chance of working at all and no places would hire a felon. I'm almost 26 and I'm going to be living off SSI and still living with my parents. I'm a LOSER.
    BigGirlWithLove BigGirlWithLove
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    I Feel Useless.

    I've been on long term disabilty for about four years. My goal is to to be able to return to my job. So far my doctor has said that he doesn't think I'm ready. Besides being bipolar, I also have what he calls Dissociative Identity Disorder. The old name was Multiple Personality...
    hushpuppy hushpuppy
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2007

    When People Think Your Faking It

    When people don't believe I'm sick because I look OK, adding insult to injury, they think I'm just trying to take advantage of SSD and spend their hard earned money they had to work for.  My hard earned money is in there too. 1.)  You are not a Dr.  Do...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    32 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    I am on disability due to depression

    and anxiety. I have panic attacks in large groups. I get anxious in social situations.
    Chelsea1973 Chelsea1973
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    I have my hearing date set.

    It is on Jan 5, 2016. I'm nervous about the hearing and what it means for my life after if I get it, and stressed about the possibility of not getting it because I can't work.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    I'm autistic and have anxiety problems.

    I have been on SSI since I was 19. I've tried working but it was overwhelming and I got anxiety from it and I had to quit. My family doesn't want me to work because I just got on it like two years ago and they don't want me to risk losing my money. My parents are the payees. I...
    aspieboy21 aspieboy21
    22-25, M
    Jun 9, 2015

    Okay so my parents helped me applied

    for disability. I never wanted to be on disability and I dont know why they wanted me to be on it. I've been on it since I was 19 and now I just turned 26. I've done volunteer work and I'm tired of working and not getting paied. My parents said it's best that I should stay in it...
    MissThickGirl MissThickGirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    Visual Problems

    Toward the middle of my adult life, I saw the world around me starting to get darker. Colors faded and shadows increased. Fortunately with technology, I can keep working. Bright lights and new fangled computer gadgets help. A disablity is a major inconveniance.Some  ...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2009

    There'S No Hope Or Solution

    I've been disabled for over a year. I live alone and have no family. Getting ready to be evicted and now I don't know what to do. My disability was denied. I have asthma, COPD, NO voice-can't speak, bad knee, back, cfs, etc. I can't be in the heat it kills me, can't breath at...
    alwaysandforever09 alwaysandforever09
    41-45, F
    May 7, 2013

    I Am On A Disibiloty Allowance For Mental Illness And Injuries

    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2012

    I'm 19 Last year in October I was diagnosed

    with cancer. I'm now in remission but because I couldn't work I had to get on disability. My friends say that they are jealous that I'm "getting paid to lay around and do nothing" but they don't understand that I love to move around, I can't stay sitting for long. I'm bored out...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    This leaves a lot of time on my hands.

    For the most part, I sleep way too much, and don't make a lot of new friends. I like going to movies, reading, reddit, and music. I wonder if there are any other hobbies out there I haven't tried or heard of that I might like.
    WinterWord WinterWord
    31-35, M
    Jun 23, 2015

    I Was Helpless And Depressed, Because Of The Government.

    Before I was accepted on university, I was actually living on disability!  I disliked the fact, that I was useless and was a outcast :( Like I was only a number in some statics over the last few years over Jobless in the my country.I was about to give up and maybe commit...
    FaroesePearl FaroesePearl
    31-35, F
    Nov 20, 2011

    I've been on SSI for a couple of years.

    I don't even remember when I first got on it. I'm almost 26 so yeah. I'm not going to lie but I have been looking for a part time. A couple of years ago, jobs were so hard to find but not it isn't really. I have Asperger's Syndrome which is a high functioning Autism. I don't...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    My parents helped me applied

    for SSI Disability when I was 19 (September 2009). When I got arrested and sent to prison, I lost my benefits in April 2012. I now got a criminal record. I just got back on ita couple of days ago and I really want to get a job so bad but my family doesn't want me getting a job...
    BigGirlWithLove BigGirlWithLove
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    i want to get back to work.

    i already got off food stamps. now need to get off ssi.
    techtabtips techtabtips
    31-35, M
    Dec 7, 2015

    Me No Likey...but

    I have been on disability for going on 7 yrs now. I have an invisible disability, DID with Depression + Anxiety and all the other wonderful things that come with DID.lol People don't believe me, and get this, many DOCTORS do not believe that DID/MPD is real. So it has been a very...
    Angelmused Angelmused
    31-35, F
    Jul 13, 2011

    They Said Yes

    Yes, she said no hearing needed 100% disable. So my journey through disability begun. I have worked all my life, last 3 years of work only part time due to my disability. so I payed in less, but my disability was going to be they said $1400. a month which was fine with the...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2013

    I Am On Disability Due To Anxiety And Asperger's

    I am almost 22. I am diagnosed with high functioning Aspergers at 15 but, have had the struggle with anxiety almost my whole life starting at age six. Its hard for me to make friends in real life. I often feel like I am taken advantage of my kindness and naive tendencies. Despite...
    Mommyin2008 Mommyin2008
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

    A Setback

    I have recently had a setback in my journey to go back to work. They are messing with my meds and I was having a lot of anxiety and heard the voices and heard the blue men a lot more. I was recently in the hospital and now probably have a new diagnosis. I am still going back...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 8, 2013


    Right now I'm so tired it scares me. The doctors have tried all the standard medications for my panic disorder, none worked. So they tried something out of the normal category. When I first started taking it, it was like an off switch I would fall asleep hard and fast. That is...
    identitytwo identitytwo
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Apr 5, 2009


    I tried for years to work, and just could not do it.  I kept getting sick and into these horrid depressions...  I wanted to move out of my parents' house but had no money to do so. Finally a doctor suggested that I apply for disability on the grounds of mental...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 14, 2007

    I Am a Working Disabled Person

    I draw a partial disability from The VA because of the things I did to my body while serving.  I am not fighting to get more because I feel it should be for those that need it the most.  I placed my claim in just so that later in life I would have coverage since it is...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    I Am Looking For A Female That Is On Disability For A Loving Anr In An Adult Nursing Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted
    Nov 22, 2013

    I don't wish to get off it,

    but I don't want to remain beholden to welfare forever, yknow? That and I always get sideways looks as if I enjoy being on disability and not doing anything with my life when in actuality I feel like I am rotting socially, emotionally and even more psychologically. However...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    Please take a moment to sign this petition,

    I I became severely ill shortly before I was due to graduate from college. I was denied essential medication because the insurance company deemed it to be too expensive, Consequently, I began to have seizures, had a stroke which impaired my vision, and had complete kidney...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo
    26-30, F
    Jun 10, 2014

    I've been on SSD for a few years now

    because of Lupus. Initially doctors didn't know what it was so SSA fought me for four years until I was diagnosed with somatoform disorder by a psychology. The process took four years. Had I not received the award on appeal I would have become homeless and died.
    dharmafox dharmafox
    36-40, M
    Jul 5, 2015
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