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    At a crossroads...

    I'm not sure what to do and I could use some advice. I have a lot of medical problems which prohibit me from working anywhere "regular". I am not eligible for social security, disability, or any government programs--I've tried. I've seen some work from home programs, but they all seem to be a sham. I've tried making money online, but I couldn't make much. I just don't know what to do anymore...

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    Re: At a crossroads...

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Hetkowski View Post
    I'm not sure what to do and I could use some advice. I have a lot of medical problems which prohibit me from working anywhere "regular". I am not eligible for social security, disability, or any government programs--I've tried. I've seen some work from home programs, but they all seem to be a sham. I've tried making money online, but I couldn't make much. I just don't know what to do anymore...
    getting accepted these days for disability is extremely difficult.

    perhaps try anther doctor.

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    Nobody seems to qualify for SS the first time. Keep trying. If your medical condition is genuinely prohibiting you from working, you will get there.
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    Ok, thank you for the advice. I'm glad to finally hear some reasonable ideas. But in the mean time I do need to survive... and being unemployed is a problem.

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    Scott
    Not sure where you live - There's a agency "Advocate for Disability" - it's a free service to assist you in getting your disabilty.
    Within you disability - you MUST state your pain as constant.
    There is also a supplemental Social Security - it's not much but you probably qualify. Agency's won't tell you all that's available & you have to inquire. Advocate for disability will help you with all that's available & will fight for S.S. Disability.
    Good Luck
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    Re: At a crossroads...

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Hetkowski View Post
    I'm not sure what to do and I could use some advice. I have a lot of medical problems which prohibit me from working anywhere "regular". I am not eligible for social security, disability, or any government programs--I've tried. I've seen some work from home programs, but they all seem to be a sham. I've tried making money online, but I couldn't make much. I just don't know what to do anymore...
    There are lawyers that specialize in Social Security Disability cases and are quite successful in obtaining retroactive payments for successful litigants. My golfing buddy is a retired Hearing Judge for such cases and tells me that obtaining a lawyer is the only way to go. The lawyer is paid from the first payment that you receive.

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    Re: At a crossroads...

    All good advice, but what do I do for food money in the mean time?

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    collect scrap metal. It's what my brother does .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Hetkowski View Post
    All good advice, but what do I do for food money in the mean time?
    we have food banks here where you can pick up whatever you need anytime when
    one has no money.

    You must have something there like that, perhaps phone your local government.

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    You should be able to qualify for Access through the Welfare Dept. - which is food stamps.
    Also there are plenty of Food Banks available, which Access will direct you to.
    Check with local Churchs - they also could provide food banks and assist in applying for access & other agencys.

    Collect scrap metal is a great idea - collect cans etc. - alot of people do this
    Have a garage sale - get rid of stuff that you no longer use.

    Look for Advocates for Disability - they are a FREE Legal Dept. that will fight for your disability.
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