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disability, didn't qualify

crazylady
Posts: 544
Joined: Jun 2004

Hi Everyone,
I finally went to the social security office to find out that I don't qualify for disability because I didn't work full time for 10 years before cancer. I chose to stay home with my children. I also don't qualify for SSI(low income) because I sold my house to survive and have too much money in the bank. The strange thing is that if I were of retirement age I would qualify for social security based on my x-husband, but there is nothing for someone in my situation.

I am currently living on child support and supplementing it with my savings. Both of those will eventually run out. I never had an established career so I have nothing to go back to. I was a preschool teacher on and off and I can no longer do that physically. Everytime I plan to return to school or think about possibly finding a job I end up having surgery and going back on chemo.

I'm trying to be positive and think outside the box. I've thought about trying to start a part time business from my home, but I'm not the most talented or creative person so I haven't come up with a plan yet.

Anyone have any suggestions or ideas. I have a hard time believing that someone is my situation doesn't qualify for any services at all!

Take care and thanks,
Jamie

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scouty
Posts: 1976
Joined: Apr 2004

I am so sorry Jamie.

I will sleep on this and get an email to you tomorrow with my ideas. It was great talking to you yesterday. We will have to do that more often.

Hugs, Lisa

PS. More tomorrow.

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Limey
Posts: 447
Joined: Mar 2004

Jamie, I have nothing to say that can help other than I am sorry you have to face this crud. It is not fair that we are challanged with rules when trying to focus on healing. I hope a positive answer comes your way soon. Just keep reminding yourself, you deserve to get good news.Mark

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Limey
Posts: 447
Joined: Mar 2004

Jamie, I have nothing to say that can help other than I am sorry you have to face this crud. It is not fair that we are challanged with rules when trying to focus on healing. I hope a positive answer comes your way soon. Just keep reminding yourself, you deserve to get good news.Mark

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