12-04-2017 07:47 PM
13-04-2017 10:42 AM
Hey @DruidChild You've received some awesome suggestions already and you definitely sound like someone who has done their homework and knows what's what.
I just wanted to add to your plan to speak to Centrelink to ask (demand) to see a social worker. They are amazing at providing an extra level of support, especially for people who have a number of factors affecting their lives.
They can also help you look at your housing options. I can't believe you don't qualify for any community housing options. I'm really hoping that a Centrelink social worker will have some tricks up their sleeves for you.
You might have to hide just how capable you really are, and over-play your level of need but if you push Centrelink, they'll connect you with a social worker to case manage you.
14-04-2017 08:28 PM
Best of luck for when you go to Centrelink @DruidChild!
18-04-2017 12:22 PM
So I went to Centrelink today and it probably went about as badly as it possibly could have gone I am not going to be eligible for living away from home youth allowance, I don't live far enough away. I pretty much begged the worker to tell me other payments that I could be eligible for, but there aren't any. I can only see the social worker once I have a form signed by me and my parents saying that I can't live at home because of extreme circumstances (like domestic violence or something) which would be a lie so I can't do that. And I can't get youth disability supplement because I don't get a disability pension.
Pretty much until I magically develop the ability to work 30 hours a week while also studying 40 hours a week I'm screwed and they don't care that my mental health is suffering or that I can't sleep at night because I'm scared of my family's reaction once they find out that I'm trans. I am going to have to live here until I turn 22. Fuck.
Then I checked my bank balance and paying for my next psychiatrist appointment (which I have to go to because my new medication is not having any effect at all) and buy the mandatory nursing uniform for my exams I will have wiped out all my savings. Which means I couldn't afford to pay a bond and deposit anyway even if I could pay rent.