I don't know if I have a prayer of getting anything. I haven't worked that much in my adult life, a few years as a teacher's aide, and now I've been subbing in the local school district for 9 years - though less and less, because it's getting harder all the time for me. Physically, and esp. mentally, I just don't know how much longer I can do it. At least, with subbing, I can cancel a job if I'm feeling bad, no questions asked and no repercussions. And if I can't even do this, who the heck is going to pay me to do anything else at my age (55) and in my condition?
I feel bad, because my husband works so hard to support our family! We have 2 kids who are out of college, but definitely not self-supporting (they are trying) and 1 who still has at least a couple of years to go. I want to help, but don't see how.
Does anyone have experience here? Is there any kind of assistance for those who haven't earned enough?
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed