I've lost all hope. I'm 55, visibly disabled and suffer severe chronic pain and fibromyalgia every day, and receive a small annuity that only covers rent and student loan repayments. My money is running out rapidly, and soon I won't be able to afford anything else -- my pain medications, food, laundry, electricity, medication for my hyperthyroid cat, internet, phone. I have no family, and the last family member to pass away (six years ago) was my well-off, highly abusive father. My doctor referred me to a social worker affiliated with his practice, one who has knowledge of local resources, and she finally called me today. It was as bad as I expected. She told me there are very few resources for people in my situation, other than putting my name on the waiting list for subsidized housing (the waiting list is five years) and talking to someone at my city's disability centre to see if they have any suggestions. Who is going to hire a visibly disabled woman my age when they can get a healthy young person to do the job? I've been applying for the jobs I can do, but am not getting any interviews at all. Backstory: My father was mentally ill with narcissistic personality disorder, and hated me right from the time I was born until he died. My mom died 23 years ago, and after that my father developed health problems and demanded I stay home to look after his house -- cooking, cleaning, etc. -- and gave me a tiny allowance for doing so. I was abused by him right up until I moved out after receiving a bequest from my mom's half-brother, and I was in university when my father told me his doctor had forbade him to live alone any longer and the house we co-owned would have to be sold. I felt sorry for him, and thinking he'd changed, offered to let him live with me until alternative arrangements could be found. He moved in and immediately was extremely abusive again, assaulting me several times, after I'd had to give up my studies to look after him. When he broke his hip in a fall outside my apartment, he went to a nursing home and blamed me for that. As soon as he was ensconced in the NH, his brother's stepdaughter decided after 30+ years of little contact to start visiting him with her husband and digging for his financial information. She persuaded him to sign over his retirement funds (which he'd promised I would inherit, along with his other money, since I was "all he had") and also persuaded him to make her his financial POA because she had some accounting training. I didn't learn of the retirement fund until my father died, and the woman kept his financial documents for four years until the will was finished probate, refusing repeatedly to hand them over to me as I was the executor of his will, made several years before his terminal illness. My probate lawyer told me that because the money she received was tax-free for her, the taxes on it per law must be paid by the estate. Everything my father had in the bank plus the proceeds from the sale of some land he owned will go to the government in taxes, leaving me with nothing. My father couldn't even be bothered to bury my mother or brother's ashes, and of course I cannot either with my nonexistent resources. My uncle's stepdaughter and her husband own their own home, business, several vehicles, and both are healthy with good jobs. They wanted my father's money so they could take their children and grandchildren on exotic, expensive resort vacations every year. Both she and my father were well aware I'd looked after my father for years, knew I am disabled and cannot work at most jobs, and am alone with no family to help. I can't even afford to live, let alone take this woman to court over her "long-lost relative" arrival into my father's life and the damage she did. And there are no resources out there whatsoever to help me. I don't know what else to do but to end it ... the only positive in this situation is that there is no one who will be hurt by my loss.