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No benefits for me

#1
I don't feel like getting into much of the backstory.

I'm 25, started working 1 1/2 years ago. Realized I can't work full time due to having cerebral palsy and PTSD.

In Germany you can get benefits when you are not able to work full time but you can apply for them earliest after working for 5 years.

So I have to wait another 3 1/2 years. Meanwhile I either get another fulltime job and have more money but zero quality of life due to being sick and tired and overworked.
Or I get a part time job, my future allowance (which I may or may not get) gets less and I can't save anything due to the smaller paycheck.

There's a law for people who can't work at all.

There's a law for people who had an accident after school.

There's no law for someone who is disabled and just can't work as much as anybody else.

No clue how I'm supposed to survive another 3 1/2 years like this. I finally want to stop waiting for my life to become better...


Sam
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#2
Good to see that you have joined in here and welcome. That is one of the problems in most societies they have their rules and often they do exclude those who are needy. That is a tough choice. If it was me I would look into whether I could make it part time with the allowance and see how things go from there. You would be able to change and decide otherwise if needed in the future. Wishes the best for you in your choice and decision.
 

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#4
Hey @februaryfriday Countries are always making new laws. This can be a good or a bad thing. Hopefully there will be a law soon that benefits you. You'll always have a place here to share your thoughts and feelings. We're here for you. And we're glad to have you here.
 
#5
Sorry that you're going through this Sam.

There may be a service that helps people who are disabled find work. I know that's the case in the US, so I bet Germany has something like this too.

If there is such a service, they might help you find a job that is a good match, and maybe give you some free training.

If you'd like, I could help search for services.

I hope something can help.
 
#6
Hey @februaryfriday Countries are always making new laws. This can be a good or a bad thing. Hopefully there will be a law soon that benefits you. You'll always have a place here to share your thoughts and feelings. We're here for you. And we're glad to have you here.
The thing is...Nobody besides me seems to have this problem??? Like I've been to several information centres and they were all like "jeez, never had this case before, I guess you just have to make do somehow." So when there's very little people who have the problem the probability that there's gonna be a new law is....veeery low. thanks though.


Sorry that you're going through this Sam.

There may be a service that helps people who are disabled find work. I know that's the case in the US, so I bet Germany has something like this too.

If there is such a service, they might help you find a job that is a good match, and maybe give you some free training.

If you'd like, I could help search for services.

I hope something can help.
It's not that I'm having difficulties getting a job it's... I think like SSDI in the US? I don't qualify for that (yet) but I'm to sick to work fulltime so I'm just... on my own. Kinda have to make it through with less money. Which is...I'm OKAY.

I'm just so so so angry that I just don't qualify because the government forgot about people like me.
 

Lady Wolfshead

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#9
It's hard to believe that in the entire country they've never had someone work for a while (less than 5 years) and then not be able to work? Makes no sense to me. Maybe get an advocate?

Good luck. My husband has a disability and he falls through the cracks as well (in lots of countries you can't get any disability if you are married, which leaves you completely dependent on your spouse).
 
#10
It's hard to believe that in the entire country they've never had someone work for a while (less than 5 years) and then not be able to work? Makes no sense to me. Maybe get an advocate?

Good luck. My husband has a disability and he falls through the cracks as well (in lots of countries you can't get any disability if you are married, which leaves you completely dependent on your spouse).
I am able to work. But not fulltime. There are benefits for people that aren't able to work fulltime but you don't qualify for those before working for 5 years.
 

Legate Lanius

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#13
Yes, these systems that are set up leave people that can only work a little or have mental problems that don't exactly fit into a specific neurological disorder to their fate. But they often can help certain groups like ex-cons, recently let-off people with a lot of savings or breeders extremely efficiently, there is not much justice in the modern socialistic systems. It's basically hoping that you are a part of the group that the politicians decided to help this decade. If not?
jeez, never had this case before, I guess you just have to make do somehow."
 

DrownedFishOnFire

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#16
Its 50 or above to be qualified? Im not german but am aware of Germans having one of the best disability stuff in euro due to having a form of Disability myself (deafness) so kind of surprised its happening in Germany . Did you register at all for the disablity card

Just so dumb of Germany to deter people from trying to work to see if they can do it because if this case is what it is and blocks people from getting benefits for 5 years you bet it is not helpful to encourage people to try at all
 
#17
Its 50 or above to be qualified? Im not german but am aware of Germans having one of the best disability stuff in euro due to having a form of Disability myself (deafness) so kind of surprised its happening in Germany . Did you register at all for the disablity card

Just so dumb of Germany to deter people from trying to work to see if they can do it because if this case is what it is and blocks people from getting benefits for 5 years you bet it is not helpful to encourage people to try at all
Yeah I do have a disability card. I've also been in touch with counselors for ppl w disabilites in the workplace. They all told me that I just have to wait it out...
 

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