more on getting public assistance


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I work, My husband works.

Even after including both incomes, our family of 3 still qualifies for a generous amount of foodstamps and medical assistance. We even got a small amount of cash assistance before I got my job. We wouldn't starve or die without it, but is is nice to live and eat like normal people, instead of constantly worrying (which isn't very good for my bipolar disorder, as I am sure it isn't good for yours)

If you have any trouble getting your disability, get a lawyer that specializes in that sort of thing, as they don't get paid until you do in most cases.

The good news is that you may find that once you are able to make ends meet without stess/worry/guilt (about not being able to work right now) your illness will improve to the point you can go back to work part time or so. It worked that way for me anyway

Good Luck

anonymous lurker's picture
Posted by anonymous lurker (not verified) on 3 September 2005 - 10:14pm
Thanks. Good to hear from

Thanks. Good to hear from someone in similar circumstances. :-)

gballsout's picture
Posted by gballsout on 4 September 2005 - 5:51am