I'm 17 and I had to transfer to online school 2 years ago because my social anxiety became so severe. I'm 18 in less than a month and I'm gonna need a new source of income real fast because I live on the social security (survivor's benefits I guess) that I get from my mom and it ends when I turn 18. my mom is dead and my dad is an alcoholic bum with no job so it's not like I can just stay at home until I'm financially secure like most young people because I pretty much don't have anything like that.
I'd really like to get a job but I know that's not happening right now. The only jobs people my age can get are basically just fast food and retail and there's no way in hell I could be a cashier in any job. I wouldn't be able to handle it for longer than like 30 minutes, I'd just have a panic attack or something. Is there ANY way I could get disability for this, at least for a year or something? I think I could handle working in a stock room but I feel like I wouldn't get passed the interview. The worst part of my social anxiety is that I have a hard time talking to people who aren't close to me so I'll probably just make myself look like a retard and end up blowing it. The problem with continuing my benefits is that since I'm in online schooling, I can't find out who I can get to sign the paper saying I'm in school even though I've went to the social security office and called everyone I possibly can. Yes I spoke with everyone in the school and yes they're accredited but FLVS (which is how I take my classes and who I submit my work to) is just my course provider so they can't legally sign anything, they said I need to contact the school of record but I don't know who my school of record is. @kev - the problem is that I don't want to be on multiple different medications, I don't even want to be on one medication. my mom was hardcore addicted to prescription drugs when she was alive and I don't want to go down that road. @peptroy - my sister does most of the talking when we contact these people, I just said "I" because I didn't feel like going into that since I already typed a wall of text lol