…are you ready for me to go on welfare, food stamps, and Obamacare?
I admit to a morbid interest in the prospect, since it’s quite possible that I’ve “fallen through the cracks”. Thanks to being fired I probably can’t draw unemployment, and Tennessee’s is terrible in the first place. But it’s also unlikely that I can get SSD (Social Security Disability) for the apnea. Here’s the criteria:
Chronic sleep disruptions caused by apnea can affect daytime alertness, intellectual ability, memory, and mood. But to qualify for disability benefits because of these problems, your symptoms must be severe. The SSA requires that your sleep apnea has caused cognitive or mood changes that limit your activities, your ability to function socially, or your ability to focus and keep up with work because of one of the following:
cognitive disturbances (such as delusions or hallucinations)
emotional instability or poor impulse control, or
a loss of 15 I.Q. points or more.
Those bullet points which apply, I won’t be able to demonstrate to the bureaucrats. And while a 15-point I.Q. loss would drag me down into triple digits, that’s not going to garner sympathy with the paper-pushers.
So…no employment due to being fired, but also no unemployment, and no disability. What’s left? Hoping that Marco Rubio can get me amnesty, I guess.
Yep. It’s time to climb aboard the “entitlement” wagon. So pull me, my productive friends! Harder! Support me in my indolence! You work, I’ll stay home in anticipation of this…