Can you get SSDI? I don't know how it works in your state, but in IL we can get it after 12 months of disability. I know your disability is not the whole reason why you're not working, but maybe it's worth it to give it a shot.
We have another program in my state for disabled workers who work part time. I do some Mystery Shopping work from time to time. It doesn't pay great ($10/assignment, no money for gas, mandatory training or other costs so you make only about
half that), but just a few hours a month get me qualified for a health insurance program through the Dept. of Human Services and it only costs like $20/month - I think it's just a modified Medicaid program, but there's no waiting period & fewer requirements. It's a bit limited about
where you can go to get services & meds, but heck even your private insurance through the hospital is riddled with limitations. Maybe you can check with your DHS to see if they offer something like that.
It is definitely all connected. You need food, meds & money to get a job. You need a job to get food, meds & money (heat is yet another uberluxury item :) In my condo bldg. we've agreed to keep it at 61F which is a heck of a lot better than 48F but still too cold but what are you going to do? no money = no heat. hopefully none of the renters turn on us b/c we're supposed to have it at 68F by city ordinance, but who can afford to keep their home that warm? It's not like the whole complex is rentals, just a couple units. We all just poor fools trapped in homes we no longer want. So sad. :(
When I'm President of the United States (don't hold your breath, it's an unenviable position) I will make sure to have jobs & condos for everyone, plus corvettes but you have to get your own gas. lol
We'll put solar panels or mini windmills on all the rooftops so we get free energy & heat. And doctors will work in exchange for chickens. ;) oh yeah -- and everybody gets free chickens. cluck, cluck!
You'll be on your own for searching out food & fun, but you'll be healthy enough and have a job so there won't be too much trouble to get either of those. And when you're healthy you can eat the chickens.
Oh, happy thoughts! I better get to work. cluck, cluck!
PS -- and there will be no Wilsons allowed to ruin our fun. Hear that Wilsons?! None of you!!