Social Security

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by StangerInAStrangeLand, Jul 20, 2008.

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  1. StangerInAStrangeLand

    StangerInAStrangeLand Well-Known Member

    So - my family and caretakers want me on social security cause I can't take care of myself anymore - the meds and everything not to mention my paranoia/depression and psychosis - court deemed me unable to take care of myself. I am in financial ruin, and social security is the only way I can stop from being homeless. Anyone have any advice?

    Note: Bankruptcy won't work, because I'm in debt to the government and my loans persist through bankruptcy.

    They say so many horrible but true things about me - like I can't get out of my room - I don't bathe (don't really care 'bout it, fuck what everyone else thinks) - can't stop thinking about suicide (always been on my mind since I was a little boy) - don't get happy from the pills they give me. Stopped drinking finally - put me on meds that make me puke up if I drink. Feeling down in the pits as always - have an appointment tomorrow with independent living services to get me a place to live (being too much of a burden on family).

    Life really sucks, ya know - just wish there was a solution to it all that wasn't so difficult.
  2. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear things are so bad for you right now.
    I don't really know what to suggest as i'm not from the USA and don't really know how the system works over there.
    But i can offer an ear anytime you need to talk.
    I hope things start to look up for you soon.
  3. Insignificant

    Insignificant Account Closed

    i'm in the process of applying for social security. as a matter of fact my lawyer tells me my case is pending and we're just waiting on the damn courts to set a date to make the final decision.

    this is probably shitty advise, but when i can't do anything about a bill or whatever i just let it be. i persue it again whenever i'm in a position i can do something about it, but that's just me. it's always in the back of my mind. i just don't let it rule me. i've got too many other things going on for that.

    so are you receiving social security now, or are you going to apply for it as well?

    take care
  4. LostMyMind

    LostMyMind Well-Known Member

    My social security starts next month and like you I am deemed not able to take care of myself, or at least not able to handle my disability checks. The money has to go to my mother first before any of it is given to me, really embarrassing since I am 26 years old. Sorry that I don't have any good advice for you. Me personally, I would try not to worry so much, they have to accept what you can pay and when you can pay it.

    You sound a lot like me. I never leave the house, I am schizo-affective and quite paranoid, I don't bathe nearly enough because I don't socialize with anyone anyway.
  5. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    If you can receive social security benefits to help you then go ahead with it.
  6. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    Perhaps independent living services will advise you better. I'm not sure how things are like over there but I do hear what a tough time you're going through and hope things get sorted out.

    Don't worry too much about the language people use. Here, when I fill up forms for disability, you have to make yourself sound very ill to get any kind of money. It's just the way it is. Doesn't mean that you won't feel better in time, or that some days you don't feel as horrible as what the court or whoever is deeming you 'unable to take care of yourself' says.

    I was wondering if independent living means you living by yourself or having support? I've heard of places in the US where there's supported shelter type places for people with MH problems like yours, where you get help with independent living. Seeing as I find independent living a real struggle I know how difficult this can be. I don't think you're a horrible person, you just seem like you're struggling a lot right now and I'm a lot like you when I'm sick. I'd just be worried about you living by yourself if you feel you can't take care of might sink further. I found I needed to have basic things like food/meals taken care of for me when I'm at a vulnerable stage like you- living by myself would just mean I'd deterioate.
  7. Susan_G

    Susan_G Well-Known Member

    I get social security. It leaves me time to waste posting replies so magement will delete MY profile
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