The Catch 22 of Working While Disabled

A group of “male” and “female” symbols stand on one side of a chasm, with a single disabled symbol on the other side.

This article began as a post on Reddit, it has since been expanded upon.

Something that often comes up in discourse about the “labor shortage” is why more disabled people don’t work if they are “able” to work. I figured I would share just one example of why those of us who are on disability are essentially forced to either not work, or make our conditions worse just to be able to survive.

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Queer|Pronouns he/they. Owner of Illuminatus Design. Degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies (GSWS, Psychology, English) & Theology (M:Div)

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Queer|Pronouns he/they. Owner of Illuminatus Design. Degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies (GSWS, Psychology, English) & Theology (M:Div)

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