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Getting off of disability!!!!!!

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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SOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!! I had an appt with a career counsler so I can become a peer specialist.  I told her I want to work with the mentally ill, but I am flexible, I just don't want to sit behind a desk all day and answer phones.  So in about 2-3 weeks Im going for my assesment at this place for people with physical/mental disabilities.  They are going to see how I work and such.  My strong points and where I need to improve.  THen from there I will get placed in a job.  I was reccomended to work the max. amount of hours I can but still keep as much of my disability.  I havent decided yet.  I'll cross that bridge when its time.  BUT I decided that when I do get thsi job, GOODBYE FOODSTAMPS!!!!!!!

by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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FL2AK
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:45 PM
Are you on SSI or SSDI? Make sure you meet with a benefits counselor so you know exactly how working will effect your Social Security. Each one has their own rules. Good luck with your assessment!!
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gemikris82
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:45 PM

BUMP!

getoesuepastah
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:46 PM

thats awesome , i used to be on disability and voluntarily went off it, by the way about 10 years later i developed more ,medical problems and cant get back on it

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:46 PM

My brother got a job through a company like that.  He likes the jobs they find for him mostly outdoor types he prefers rather than inside an office or factory.  Congrats on making progress.

gemikris82
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:47 PM


Quoting FL2AK:

Are you on SSI or SSDI? Make sure you meet with a benefits counselor so you know exactly how working will effect your Social Security. Each one has their own rules. Good luck with your assessment!!


im on ssd.  so i need to find out how much im allowed to make and do both.  I havnt decided if i want to do both or not. but i cant fuckin wait to at least lower the amount I get and get off of foodstamps

gemikris82
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:49 PM


Quoting getoesuepastah:

thats awesome , i used to be on disability and voluntarily went off it, by the way about 10 years later i developed more ,medical problems and cant get back on it


thats wy im thinking of keeping some of it instead of going off disability completely.  i hate being on it.  but if i worked and was on it, i wouldnt feel like such a drain.

ForeverMeme
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Well alright! 

gemikris82
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:49 PM


Quoting frndlyfn:

My brother got a job through a company like that.  He likes the jobs they find for him mostly outdoor types he prefers rather than inside an office or factory.  Congrats on making progress.


thank you :)

gemikris82
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:52 PM

I just cant wait to get off of foodstamps!!!!!!!!!!

getoesuepastah
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:52 PM

be very careful then, because the amount they allowed me to make was so low, that even working part time at a low wage job, i went over the amount and was cut off, which is cool, because at the time i could work, now i cant but its too late

Quoting gemikris82:

 

Quoting getoesuepastah:

thats awesome , i used to be on disability and voluntarily went off it, by the way about 10 years later i developed more ,medical problems and cant get back on it


thats wy im thinking of keeping some of it instead of going off disability completely.  i hate being on it.  but if i worked and was on it, i wouldnt feel like such a drain.


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