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Posted 8/7/15 , edited 8/7/15

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KarenAraragi wrote:

Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?


Just FYI, the burn-out rate for CDL drivers is very high, and it's a dangerous job. Plus side is you can be strange as fuck and work. I believe last year only had 834 drivers killed on the job (doesn't include work related deaths such as heart attacks and illnesses such as cancer etc etc) and about 25%-30% of the people hurt on the job in the US are drivers. So you take all the jobs in the US, 25% of all workplace accidents are drivers.



Damn. I mentioned because my dad used to work driving trucks around.
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I'm 5% below being considered fully disabled and work for about 6 months a year at a job I've had for almost a quarter century.I am heavily restricted in the work place but my employer doesn't seem to be concerned.
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I've graduated Highschool but I'm still living with my grandparents because I don't want to get out by myself without being prepared, but I live in a backwater area where jobs are scarce and I have yet to be able to find anywhere that would hire me. OTL But luckily I get the occasional commission that gives me a little extra money.
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pirththee wrote:

I'm 5% below being considered fully disabled and work for about 6 months a year at a job I've had for almost a quarter century.I am heavily restricted in the work place but my employer doesn't seem to be concerned.


That's really awesome of your employer.
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Nah. Thought I would be, But luckily with the help of meds and "life experiences" i'm starting to get over my social anxiety and anxiety in general.
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VZ68 wrote:


frankvr6 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?


If he has a CDL.


Free training

http://www.crengland.com/truck-driving-schools


What's the gimmick?
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netdisorder wrote:


VZ68 wrote:


frankvr6 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?


If he has a CDL.


Free training

http://www.crengland.com/truck-driving-schools


What's the gimmick?


Shitty pay, shitty job, shitty company, shitty line of work, good chance of getting hurt and/or going bonkers.

Pretty much standard trucking fare.



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i used to be neet & cant afford games but when i got a job i dont have time to play my games either *sigh*
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Ryulightorb wrote:

Curious how many people are in the same situation as i am

Can't work due to disability if i do work i can only work 4 hours a day.
Means i make less then $1000 a month (i get $1000 disability payment per month but if i earn $5 , $5 of the disability payment goes down so i need to be making $1000+ to get off it)

$1000 is not enough to live on in my country im screwed without family.


Who else is stuck as a NEET and jobless due to unfortunate circumstances out of there control.

Genuinely curious because i can't be the only one


I'm in a similar situation. I get a little over $1200/month from disability except I've been moved out of my parents place for several years with a roomate so my living costs are a lot higher than someone on disability who lives with their folks.

I was unable to hold my last part time job because of my disability, and full-time is out of the question. With part time hours, I can make enough money to supplement my disability income to further my quality of life a little bit to not worry quite as much about things such as auto repair, but if I got a full-time job at the same hourly rate it would exceed the maximum allowed monthly and I'd be dropped from disability altogether which would make it so I'm actually earning less per month working full-time than when I didn't have work on disability, thus lowering my quality of life, and food options sadly.

I mean really, who would want to increase stress levels by working long hours, only to see the effect of that choice be that the quality of life at home drops significantly? It's essentially working hard and applying yourself in order to become worse off. It's not like suddenly my disability can go away, it's a permanent lifelong illness.

OP my suggestion to you. Stay with your parents as long as you can and save every penny you possibly can that comes from disability pay. A few years from now you'll have over $30,000. INVEST IT. Investing that money you saved at your parents may save your ass big-time some day if you get a job and move out and find yourself out of work for a prolonged period. And who know, in 30 years or so, that $30,000 may turn into $60,000, or more.



Good idea and i will take it and you are right what is the point if working longer decreases your quality of living :(
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netdisorder


I'm in a similar situation. I get a little over $1200/month from disability except I've been moved out of my parents place for several years with a roomate so my living costs are a lot higher than someone on disability who lives with their folks.

I was unable to hold my last part time job because of my disability, and full-time is out of the question. With part time hours, I can make enough money to supplement my disability income to further my quality of life a little bit to not worry quite as much about things such as auto repair, but if I got a full-time job at the same hourly rate it would exceed the maximum allowed monthly and I'd be dropped from disability altogether which would make it so I'm actually earning less per month working full-time than when I didn't have work on disability, thus lowering my quality of life, and food options sadly.

I mean really, who would want to increase stress levels by working long hours, only to see the effect of that choice be that the quality of life at home drops significantly? It's essentially working hard and applying yourself in order to become worse off. It's not like suddenly my disability can go away, it's a permanent lifelong illness.

OP my suggestion to you. Stay with your parents as long as you can and save every penny you possibly can that comes from disability pay. A few years from now you'll have over $30,000. INVEST IT. Investing that money you saved at your parents may save your ass big-time some day if you get a job and move out and find yourself out of work for a prolonged period. And who know, in 30 years or so, that $30,000 may turn into $60,000, or more.


From what I gather is that disability payments are means tested. That means if you have savings beyond a certain point you get disqualified from getting it which discourages lots of saving. If you have the means to invest a sum then you don't qualify for disability.
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How well do you know chemistry OP and do you look badass bald? I'm kidding, don't break the law.
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I'm in a similar situation. I get a little over $1200/month from disability except I've been moved out of my parents place for several years with a roomate so my living costs are a lot higher than someone on disability who lives with their folks.

I was unable to hold my last part time job because of my disability, and full-time is out of the question. With part time hours, I can make enough money to supplement my disability income to further my quality of life a little bit to not worry quite as much about things such as auto repair, but if I got a full-time job at the same hourly rate it would exceed the maximum allowed monthly and I'd be dropped from disability altogether which would make it so I'm actually earning less per month working full-time than when I didn't have work on disability, thus lowering my quality of life, and food options sadly.

I mean really, who would want to increase stress levels by working long hours, only to see the effect of that choice be that the quality of life at home drops significantly? It's essentially working hard and applying yourself in order to become worse off. It's not like suddenly my disability can go away, it's a permanent lifelong illness.

OP my suggestion to you. Stay with your parents as long as you can and save every penny you possibly can that comes from disability pay. A few years from now you'll have over $30,000. INVEST IT. Investing that money you saved at your parents may save your ass big-time some day if you get a job and move out and find yourself out of work for a prolonged period. And who know, in 30 years or so, that $30,000 may turn into $60,000, or more.


From what I gather is that disability payments are means tested. That means if you have savings beyond a certain point you get disqualified from getting it which discourages lots of saving. If you have the means to invest a sum then you don't qualify for disability.


It's a little different in the U.S.

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Substantial Gainful Activity

The basic rule on income when you apply for disability is based on the "substantial gainful activity" amount. As of 2013, if you earn more than $1,040 (1,070) as of 2015- a month before taxes, Social Security considers you to be gainfully employed. Your disability application will be denied on this technicality, and there is no appeal unless the agency is in error about your income. Once you've been approved for disability, however, the rules on earned income change. --


(The only rule on this that really changes is that you'll have a trial work period of 9 months where you can earn any income from work eg: $1,400/month or even $500,000/month, and still remain on disability pay, however, once the trial work period ends, you are taken off of disability status and stop receiving payments if your income is above $1,070/month.

While this looks nice on pen and paper, it adds a lot of pressure on the disabled to find work that they can realistically see themselves working at LONG TERM with a chance for good pay down the road. (Why waste those trial months making barely above poverty levels of pay at fast food if it exhausts those invaluable trial months in the process?)


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Earned and Unearned

It's important to understand the difference between earned and unearned income. The SGA and other income limits apply only to money you make from a job or self-employment. You can still earn an unlimited amount of money from sources such as private disability insurance, savings and investments, pensions and TANF, or welfare, benefits. This unearned income is not limited for Social Security disability. If you've paid in to the system through payroll taxes, and have enough work credits, then you're eligible for Social Security disability, no matter how much unearned income you have or how much you have in the bank. --

The only MAJOR downside to this, is that this makes it so even the mega rich (Millionaires & Billionaires) are qualified to earn social security income based on a similar rule-set for Social Security retirement payouts.
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At the moment Im a NEET mainly due to Im taking care of my grandma who has Alzheimers and I cant leave her alone. I do have my mom take care of her when I need to get out for half a day and enjoy myself through photography or gaming over at my brothers but when I do get a job I will be glad to upgrade from NEET caretaker to WORKER caretaker.
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Idk, I guess I'd love to be a housewife. I could stay in my house for long periods of time. I'm just a homebody like that. Though I'd want a bunch of kids running around the house, but that's just me.



I think being a mother is a lot more fulfilling than being a housewife. It's a lot harder, but at least the challenges change day to day and at the end you get an adult person that you can be proud of and say things like "I made that."


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man i've always wanted to be a house wife/stay at home mom but here i am working and still very much alone haha


Funnily, that seems to be the situation for a lot of people. I have a friend who works many jobs and wishes that she could get married and have lots of children, but her jobs pay barely enough for her own survival and she is also single. Why some older man who is ready to start a family hasn't scooped her up yet is a mystery to me. I've always thought she was a good candidate for an arranged marriage (the kind where you meet and date with marriage in mind). Maybe this is a possibility for you?
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Whether or not I am one by choice or not is debatable I guess. Depression, anxiety, and a complete lack of work ethic are the main reasons I am a NEET. My anxiety means I'd probably end up freaking out and missing days, ultimately getting me fired. Meanwhile my depression capitalizes on that by telling me that there's no point because of my anxiety, and probably wouldn't even get hired if I tried.

Of course that then leads on to me requiring benefits, which then makes me feel like a parasite because I feel like my reasons for not working aren't good enough. That then leads on to self hatred and feeling like I deserve to die because society doesn't need someone who just takes and gives nothing in return. Of course suicide isn't much of an option though because I live in England so literally all of the good methods are near impossible for me to get a hold of and there are people around to stop me.
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