staying on SSI for the rest of my life. any experience?

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AspieUtah
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20 Mar 2017, 9:32 am

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ah i see. i wouldnt need the free meals at all. I'd have to check the polices on those places. there's probably some other places where i can buy cheap food too. I barely even eat that much to be honest....

I feel the same way. Besides, the "meals" are said to be hoagie sandwiches and potato chips. In my opinion, it is criminal extortion to treat people this way. I wonder if a reduction of benefits would follow being homeless because there would be no rent payments. It stands to reason that there might be a reduction. I spend about $100 a month on food, and there are usually some items left over.


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20 Mar 2017, 12:10 pm

There is a person on WP who is homeless, yet collects full SSDI payments (albeit in weekly installments).



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20 Mar 2017, 12:27 pm

I worry about your quality of life, long term. Most public housing has a ghetto quality about it. I lived in public housing for 2 years. When I moved in my rent was $16, then later $0. But it was dirty, the people were nasty, there was a bed bug problem and roaches. I didn't fit in there. They sold drugs and did drugs and fought in the parking lot.

When you don't work for a long time your self esteem may suffer and people don't respect you. You stay mostly at home and it is a lonely life. After some time your good looks will fade and people will begin to think of you as a loser. Even the older men will not want you anymore.

I'm not trying to be mean, just presenting one angle for you to look at. When I lived in public housing and didn't have a job I tried to date, but no one wanted me. They didn't want to support someone else.

I know it is hard and stressful to find and keep a job. But one might find even that stress of trying to be better than the shitty life you might live depending on the government. And the government does not come without stress. You may know about the paperwork you must fill out constantly, stupid appointments, proof of this and that, reporting to someone.

I will suggest dreaming a bigger dream. Maybe you can. I don't know the severity of your issues. But working or going to school will bring you more pleasure than sitting online all day. Perhaps a therapist could assist you in role-playing job interviews or situations. I say all this, but I think you've already made up your mind.



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20 Mar 2017, 12:47 pm

The Original Poster is only 21; he has his whole life ahead of him.

It's possible that he might come to the realization that the "SSI" life doesn't cut it--that he wants more than that.



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20 Mar 2017, 9:52 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
The Original Poster is only 21; he has his whole life ahead of him.

It's possible that he might come to the realization that the "SSI" life doesn't cut it--that he wants more than that.


actually, i honestly don't demand much stuff at all. i don't need a huge house, or a new car (I can't even stand even stand driving..) All i do most of the time is make videos for youtube and spend time on my computer.

And also, about me being 21 years old and having my whole life ahead of me, there's quite a bit going on. I have type 1 diabetes, which is very difficult to control and which is also causing a lot of problems for me. But i'll be explaining more on this forum soon.



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21 Mar 2017, 1:12 am

burnt_orange wrote:
I worry about your quality of life, long term. Most public housing has a ghetto quality about it. I lived in public housing for 2 years. When I moved in my rent was $16, then later $0. But it was dirty, the people were nasty, there was a bed bug problem and roaches. I didn't fit in there. They sold drugs and did drugs and fought in the parking lot.


i see. i'd have to make sure it wasn't a place like that. not all income based housing is trashy. a lot of the section 8 apartments are really nice from what i've heard.

burnt_orange wrote:
When you don't work for a long time your self esteem may suffer and people don't respect you. You stay mostly at home and it is a lonely life.


i don't care what people think of me. if someone looked down on me because i didn't work i'd flip them the bird :P lol

burnt_orange wrote:
After some time your good looks will fade and people will begin to think of you as a loser. Even the older men will not want you anymore.


not necessarily. I've seen older men who look gorgeous. I'm 6 foot 3 and 145 pounds with green eyes. Plus, i have type 1 diabetes which eats away at my body fat. I know i'll age but i won't look bad, i might just be a bit wrinkled up and that's it. but i'll still look nice.

Also, this one man i met who's 45 years old, was offered $500 once by an older man who wanted to have sex with him, and i was much better looking than he was. lol.

burnt_orange wrote:
I'm not trying to be mean, just presenting one angle for you to look at. When I lived in public housing and didn't have a job I tried to date, but no one wanted me. They didn't want to support someone else.


really? i don't mean to be rude or discredit what you said, but are you sure that was the reason? or was it something else? no offense or anything.

burnt_orange wrote:
I know it is hard and stressful to find and keep a job. But one might find even that stress of trying to be better than the shitty life you might live depending on the government. And the government does not come without stress. You may know about the paperwork you must fill out constantly, stupid appointments, proof of this and that, reporting to someone.


i have lawyers helping me with all of that, it's honestly not that stressful hardly at all.

burnt_orange wrote:
I will suggest dreaming a bigger dream. Maybe you can. I don't know the severity of your issues. But working or going to school will bring you more pleasure than sitting online all day. Perhaps a therapist could assist you in role-playing job interviews or situations. I say all this, but I think you've already made up your mind.


i have quite a few more conditions besides autism. I also have ADHD, and type 1 diabetes, and some other stuff as well. I tried going to college but it was too stressful and overwhelming, even though i was only taking 2 classes. I never got along with any of my therapist. My last therapist, i got mad at and ended up cursing out and the therapist i have now, i wrote a story about her getting murdered by a magic scarecrow (i obviously do not like her either).

I'll be fine with the SSI. I understand where you're coming from though <3 and i do appreciate your advice, but i'm sure it'll work out. Holding a job was too stressful and overwhelming, and caused a lot of bad stuff to happen. I havent posted about it here yet but im going to eventually.