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Topic: Are you in poverty?

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  1. Zovy
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    6 May 2021
    My mental illness left me in poverty. Has anyone else experienced this?
  2. Sleepy21
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    6 May 2021 in reply to Zovy

    hi zovy - i have

    after a long time saving up and living responsibilly, i got ill and tried to seek help, which was expensive and unhelpful - and cost me a lot of time and money.
    Finding affordable accomadation was hard and i moved a lot and lost money there too.
    Having no one to help was expensive... being isolated was expensive... trying to study and get a degree was expensive...MH is expensive.

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    6 May 2021 in reply to Zovy

    Hi Zovy

    Welcome to the forums and for having the courage to post too

    I understand your situation as I had to apply for charity from a local body in Victoria called 'The Good Shepard' a few years ago. If you wish to elaborate on your symptoms/situation you are always welcome as the forums are a safe and non judgmental place for us to post

    my kind thoughts for your well being

    Paul

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    6 May 2021 in reply to Zovy

    Hello Zovy, yes it left me broke, struggling to pay off 4 credit cards, a car and half the mortgage, plus utilities, insurance, that's when I went over to Anglicare who stopped all the annoying phone calls and the letters from the creditors.

    When our farm was sold due to the divorce I could pay everything off.

    One point was when the creditor sold the debt to a 'debt collector' and let's say the amount was for $4000 the debt collector would say if yu can pay it off now, we'll accept $2500 or less as a final payment, so eep that in mind.

    The amount may differ from case to case and could well be $1500.

    Best wishes.

    Geoff.

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