Today is November 1st, and I am so pleased to be starting the month out with some good news.
I received a letter in the mail today, and it was the news that I have been waiting for.
It seems that I AM a person with a substantial disability, under the Ontario Disability Support Program.
This is not like waving a magic wand. I will NOT have my rent paid off, or see wads of cash. In fact, as long as Shawn is working I will not get money at all. That's ok by me.
Really, it is. The fact that I will be getting medical is benefits is reason enough for rejoicing. I will get all of meds covered, and I think that I will be able to get Jessica's cavities filled. too. I seriously doubt that it will cover her braces, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it.
Ok. Deep breath.
I still have to meet with a worker here in my hometown, and there will be scads of paperwork and it maybe be another month of two before I see any benefits, but that's ok.
I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I am hanging in there.