$30pw increase not enough

Submitted by AspieAdvocate on Tue, 4/8/2009 - 17:56

I am a 61-year-old single woman diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome last year. After my public housing rent is deducted from my disability pension, I am left with just under $200 a week to try and live on. I've managed to get a couple of hours work a week which boosts my income to that of a single age pensioner. I dread losing the bit of work I have. Life does not get easier as you get older if you have a disability. Particularly when you need to stay in an expensive city because of access to disability support services.