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Sentenced to life

  • Posted on November 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

So, my rent is going up and its due to hydro etc going up so much, the government has to think about this with the people on disability as I have already given up my housephone to try to cut my costs and there is no other way i can cut costs.  I don’t get out and my only social life is the computer and people that I have met online. I talk to my friends this way and if I cut my internet I will not have any social life and this is not fair to people on disability.

I am not just speaking for me but for everyone on disabilitiy that are in the same position as I am that have cut costs every where they can to make things better. I am paying 824.00 now for my rent alone and only get 464.00 as my allowance for rent, anything above that comes out of my liviing expenses. I am not able to walk very far and have other health issues as I have written on my blogs. I have been trying to cope as is and this raising my rent just makes me want to put up my hands and say now what am i going to do.

A lot of people would say well why not move then to a cheaper apartment. What they don’t understand is then I would have to get a moving company to help me move and where am I going to go, and to be able to find a place that is safe and close enough to all the grocery stores, as well as the drug store. I have it right by me because as it is now I can never go out by myself and when I do go out I have to use a walker a lot of the time. I do not expect to have a luxurious life as I know it comes from the government but would like enough money each month to buy groceries and to pay for my expenses. I do not get other personal items covered by the ODSP in which I need as it is. Therefore need to save the money I have to last til the end of the month for special items that I need. I have sent away for samples of things to help me and do use coupons when I can.

I feel at times like I am being punished for being disabled, almost like being in a jail as all I get to see is the same 4 walls. I do have a cat and my cat is an epilepsy awareness cat. I do not have enough money per month to pay my bills and believe me I don’t have anything extravagant, and don’t expect an extravagant lifestyle, but I do think that I should be able to pay my bills and buy enough food to last me a month, as well as my other personal health issues requirements. I would even love to have the other issues added to the drug card as this would help me. I do not spend my money on things that are not needed to live. This month for example, I was looking to get a descent grocery shop as am very low on food. My groceries this month I was only able to spend not even 40.00 for groceries…Now how does that last a month!!!!!!!

I’ve been looking at the food bank, BUT because I cannot get out easily it is not an option as the don’t deliver and for me to get there is not feasible. Let alone also the cost of the TTC to do it, which I have to save every penny I can for travelling to doctor appts which is not a fun time, but that’s another story I will be writing about.

So here I am, sentenced to life.

 

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