Spencer - Isaiah
Artist - Survey Corps Scientist - he/him - tiny adult
haaaaah.....hello..I'm ashamed to crawl into a bulletin to offer this, but my family is in a pickle.
the short version is this:
I lost my job due to closure/sale of the business--but I have a possible position with the new owner (due to renovations, I won't start until around November) I owe tax to the government for the first time this year, because I'm on unemployment/I was on the recovery benefit-- taxed out the wazoo, so I owe them about $1500-- this isn't a concern, they'll get paid when they get paid. I owe a credit card of which I'm calling to cancel and make a payment plan with them. Not a concern, they get paid when they get paid. My family has no income now- we just got off welfare, were denied ODSP, and mom was approved for pension-disability; it's about $1500/month; our bills are $2200- this does not include groceries/the dog's bills. My income covered that- now it won't.
Longer story/context: My mother is a registered nurse. She is an insulin-dependant diabetic, she needs to eat; she has been on an approved-leave from the hospital since last May. We're in court fighting the insurance company for denying her long-term disability (an income.) Both hospital and union support us. [October 1 - We just learned that what we've been repaying welfare is void, due to mother being accepted for CPP Disability; I guess..they're allowed to take our money because we're no longer entitled to what was paid off. Another court case ensues.]
My father is elderly and has congestive heart failure - he needs medication of which mom's insurance covers. My brother is 15 years old and can't work (yet) due to school. *I* am 29 years old, trying to work to keep our home over our head and keep food on the table. I also pay for small family bills/non-essentials (netflix, part internet etc) through my rent/own personal subscriptions. I also provide the dog's care (senior, deaf bull-terrier mix.)
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$15USD head shots - digital, full contrast/detailing
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I'd..really truly appreciate it if some of you could share this bulletin, if you can't commission me; my goal is to buy minimal groceries (I just bought the dog his food and medication, so he'll be fine for another month.)