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    Snap benefits

    I just dropped my salad on the ground.
    Anyone know who I can contact to see if the US government will give me a coupon for my daily allotment for nutrients because that $5.00 bag of lettuce is not consumable? Or should I just eat the expired food left at pantries after I finally manage my anxiety enough to stop throwing up to go there?
    (This is in jest… sort of.)
    #Humor #TheDisabledLife #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityBenefits #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #ChronicIllness #ChronicMigraines #Agoraphobia #Anxiety #PanicAttacks #ADHD #Migraine

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    Financial issues during Disability claim

    How do others manage the financial issues while you work on your disability claim? I've tried every service in my area and most of them aren't even excepting people at all besides for a waiting list. Some of us don't have family and friends to rely on which it seems like nearly all programs assume you have some help from family. You know how triggering that is when your family hates you for being the black sheep of the family!! 😡😰 I know there are plenty more people like me without a support system. How are we supposed to be able to help ourselves when the system is stacked against us. #DisabilityBenefits #disabilityclaim #PTSD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicDepression #ChronicAnxiety

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    I really need disability insurance #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #DisabilityBenefits #Migraines

    Good evening. After 2+ years and two denials, yesterday I had my appeal hearing with my lawyer. It's been a long process. My mental illness got worse while someone else decides if this 54 year old, college graduate, who is now financially supported by her 80 year old qualifies for benefits. I feel like I'm running out of time. If I get rejected again, I don't know what I'm going to do. I don't want to become another statistic. I prayed and gave it to God.

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    Disability benefits

    Hi! For those of you in the US who have stopped working and applied for disability, what was that process like? Not just the bureaucracy, but the internal process of accepting that you can’t work anymore? Did you try to switch jobs multiple times? What was the breaking point? I feel like I’m getting there…

    Also, how do you live without income during the process of applying? Were your family and friends supportive?

    Thanks in advance! #ChronicDepression #Disability #DisabilityBenefits #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ChronicMigraines #Fatigue

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    There is nothing more beautiful than when you prove to yourself just how strong you are. How do you prove to yourself that you are strong?
    #DisabilityBenefits #Disability


    Forgiveness = Freedom & Peace

    I’m sry this is a lil long. I am 52 but the baby in my fam. 3 brothers and 1 sister who passed. One of my brothers who is the only married one said they considered me more like their daughter then a sister.
    We were extremely close talked on the phone all the time sleep overs & vacations. I then got sick Lyme twice then diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
    I unfortunately was not able to work any longer. I had loved working and loved my career. My company ended up laying off 90% of my department. I was absolutely crushed. At the time I had needed back surgery and ended up getting an anterior lumbar fusion.

    When I spoke with my brother he felt that I could and should still work. He and my sister in law started saying that I should lose weight (which they had not known I has lost a considerable amount of weight)
    Then they went on to say I should stop drinking which again because I had quit smoking due to the surgery I also stopped drinking.
    They then said A LOT to me a lot of things that were out of line. They then proceeded to say the most painful thing to me.
    Which was they hoped that I wouldn’t get approved for disability. Now at the time my husband was awaiting his disability as he was hurt on the job. So financially we were struggling. (Sry so long).

    So fast forward 10 years I have been on disability and my brother and sister in law do not speak. They told my mother they do not know why we’re not speaking or why I’m mad at them. I think my biggest pet peeve of the whole thing is they said they looked at me as a daughter. Yet they never reach out. We have had a few special occassions were my daughter wanted them there, so we invited them.
    They have never invited us to anything. I don’t want to be petty and want to do the whole forgive and forget but the question is I am worthy are they worthy of my forgiveness or can as I have my own family my husband and daughter. Write them off as I feel they did me ?
    Whatcha ya guys think

    #fibromyalgia #fibrowarrior
    #fibrofighter #sickofbeingsick
    #chroniclymediseaseawareness #lymesucks #LymeWarrior #lyme
    #invisibleillness #spoonielife #chronicpainsucks #epsteinbarr
    #ra #rheumatoidarthritis #ic/BPS #interstitialcystitis #ptsd #sciatica #pituitarytumor #nervedamage #ankylosingspondylitis #LymeDisease #LymeWarrior #chronicpain #chronicpainsufferer #ddd #migraines
    #immunocompromised #forgive #familydisfunction
    #InvisibleDisability #DisabilityBenefits #anteriorlumbarfusion
    #LymeDisease #ChronicLymeDisease

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    Changes coming #CerebralPalsy #DisabilityBenefits

    I went to my doctor yesterday and talked to my boss today. I’m cutting my hours to part time. It stresses me out because I know we are already short staffed, plus that’s a huge pay cut. However, I physically can’t sit at a desk and standing is even worse. Somehow I have to believe it’s all going to work out. Next, I go back to the disability office and prove I make far less.

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    People has Stigma about what qualifies as a disability. Some can be seen some can't. What are ways that you advocate about visible and invisible disability? #DisabilityBenefits #Disability

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