posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 01:00 PM
I'm pretty sure that a disability lawyer will get her that, but it will only be about $1800 a month; good but not great to live on. The lawyers get a
percentage of the pay she would have received between filing a complaint and getting a final 'yes' decision.
As to your issues with getting hired OP, consider training in either RN work or some other medical technician training. You'll be headhunted before
you're even out of school, the need is so great and the pay is great. Don't presume that all RN jobs are strenuous where you have to be on your feet
for 12 hours straight, either. You'd be able to pick and choose some that were more 'desk jobs' if that's what would work for you. You can get
'medical aide' training in a few months, LPN in a year and basic RN in two years. Continue schooling from there and get a BSN and the pay will scale
up into the 70K to 100K USD range.
I'll make a separate thread about it, but if ANYONE out there is looking for immediate placement at a job, consider working as a home health aide (may
be called other things in other countries). With the babyboomers aging there's a huge need for home health aides by the hundreds in every city and
town. Some are live-in (free room included), some are partial live-in (several days straight, go home for several and then start again) and others
are shift work. Families are frantic for 'someone to take care of gramma' while they both work, or for an aging spouse that the other can't manage
and nursing homes charge 4K a month and are hard to find openings in.
The work can vary from 'no medical knowledge needed' and may be strictly driving to and from doctor's appointments and outings, medicine reminders,
nonstrenuous housekeeping, cooking and laundry duties, to full-on medically savvy caretaking to include something that would be akin to one-on-one
nursing home care. The more medically vigorous the job is, the less long it likely will last because the 'client' is in dire straits.
If you don't have medical knowledge but present well and can pass a simple background check, you'll be snapped up and placed immediately by the
agencies that hire for this kind of thing, they're that desperate. Or you could hire yourself out privately and make more money - the agencies charge
upwards of $17 an hour and take their cut, leaving you with perhaps $11 or so. With experience and references, you will command more.
Check Craigslist for openings under 'jobs' and 'health/medical' and you'll see there are dozens of job openings, most of them frantically looking for
someone. Prior child care experience is eminently applicable (or you can apply for child care openings if you'd rather, obviously, but the pay scales
will never ramp up like they can in medical).