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Due to the recent recurrence of a major health issue I've had since 2003, I am no longer able to drive or hold a job outside my home. I have started the disability process but have been told it generally takes anywhere from 1-5 years to settle a claim. I really need to find a way to bring in some money that won't affect my disability claim because we are living off family and it sucks.

Internet based jobs are not an option as I don't currently have a working online computer just a cell phone with metered data (10gb/month) and lousy service (still in a 3G area with no real high speed internet available at all not even satellite). I do however have an offline computer and a good color printer. I don't have MS Office but I do have LibreOffice and iWorks.

Prior to my recent medical problems I was running an online store for a local non profit thrift shop as well as working as their volunteer coordinator. I've worked in hospitality, adult education, IT, retail, healthcare, and publishing. I have a BA in literature and a half completed Masters in library science.

What I can do with all of this from home with limited internet access I have no idea.

Edited to add: moving is not an option


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Teach yourself to do construction document qty take offs. These are done with a computer...

Get fast and it pays VERY well. Think...65 an hour well.

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Teach yourself to do construction document qty take offs. These are done with a computer...

Get fast and it pays VERY well. Think...65 an hour well.
Never heard of it. What does it involve? More to the point, can it be done on an older Mac laptop with no internet?

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You really do need Internet access.

Are there any charities that could help you provide Internet access perhaps for you doing work for free for them?

Some firms employ people to work from home on call centre work. They provide the equipment.

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Medical transcription is an option also. I worked from home for five years as an MT while my kids were little and then completed my RN degree. There are several good correspondence courses to learn it and most companies will provide the equipment, including internet access and desktop computer.


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When did you apply for your disability? Do you have a lawyer? That helped me quite a bit. From the day you apply you will get back pay for however long it takes.

If you can work from home, they may not approve you based on that. Are you trying to see if you can handle working so that you won't need disability?
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You really do need Internet access.

Are there any charities that could help you provide Internet access perhaps for you doing work for free for them?

Some firms employ people to work from home on call centre work. They provide the equipment.
It's not a question of not being able to afford internet. High speed service literally doesn't exist yet where I live. Even my phone never gets more than 3G of cellular service and most of the time it only gets 1. Time Warner Cable ends just 2 miles from my house. They won't come up our road because they require 10 houses per mile minimum and we don't have 10 houses in the 2 miles from there to here. Houses here are generally at least 1/4 - 1/2 mile apart. Plus we are surrounded by woods which hurts cellular signal and satellite. Verizon FIOS stops 15 miles away. DishNet and HughesNet have come to our house and couldn't get a signal. And we can't get dialup because we don't have a land line anymore just a cell. Our county paid a local point-of-site internet provider $3 million to build out in our area and they went out of business before they ever finished the project.

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When did you apply for your disability? Do you have a lawyer? That helped me quite a bit. From the day you apply you will get back pay for however long it takes.

If you can work from home, they may not approve you based on that. Are you trying to see if you can handle working so that you won't need disability?
I applied in October. I don't have a lawyer yet I did talk to one and she said she didn't take on new clients until they have received their first claim rejection.

I've been told due to my issues I should be approved after the first appeal. Apparently almost no one ever gets approved on the first round. But my primary condition is considered terminal and I'm also very close to legally blind (vision too poor to drive) so as long as I don't make more than $400 per month it won't disqualify me. There are actually certain conditions that allow you to work right up to full time and still collect full benefits and blindness is one of them. I used to work in a DSS office and you'd be amazed how many people collect benefits and have jobs. You'd be saddened to know how many people who truly need it get turned down, too. The system doesn't make much sense. I do remember thinking more than once that the system tended to favor those who most employers would consider "unemployable" over those for whom working was physically problematic. For example, our office had a deaf-mute woman who worked full time but got full benefits because the "system" considered her unemployable. But the local Salvation Army told us she did a great job sorting and cleaning donations. On the other hand, we had a woman with braces on both legs who couldn't stand up for more than a few minutes at a time without extreme knee pain. She was consistently turned down and told to "just find a desk job." I felt very sorry for her because it was obvious she was suffering. The system sucks.

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What about proofreading for court reporters?
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