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When I Struggle With Shame About Being on SSI Because of My Disability

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I can remember the day my mom started the process of applying for SSI for me over the phone. At the time, it didn’t occur to me that a monthly amount of money would be given to me simply because of having cerebral palsy. “Cool!” I thought.

I’d need to appear in front of a doctor to prove that cerebral palsy was not a made-up reality in my life. So, my parents took me to see a local doctor, and the doctor took one look at me and said, “Yep, he has cerebral palsy.” Before I knew it, my first monthly check was in the mail and shortly after that, I got my very own bank account.

I was excited because that meant I could buy my own clothes, food etc. It was cool to have my own money and start learning how to be responsible with money.

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