My name is Aaisha and I am currently in dental care. I’ve had braces for a year now to fix the shape of my teeth and jaw (my jaw seemed to have a defect and I was recommended to get braces immediately last year) and I have been going pretty good with my bills, but for the past few months it’s been hard for me to pay my bills. Living in Toronto with housing and rent prices going up, it is hard for me to pay all my bills while working part time in minimum wage as well as living by myself in my own place. At this point, it is hard for me to feed myself as well. Looking for new jobs is hard as well since employment rate is low around my area plus my experience and schedule does not match up with the requirements (I am currently a full time university student). I couldn’t ask my family for aid since they are back home in Qatar and have their own financial needs, however, they did all the help they could.
I am still yet to pay 2 months of bills plus December for my dental care and I have just visited the office last week for my routinely appointments. This was the appointment where my tooth extractions were done. For these I have to pay another $400, a $100 per teeth. After the procedure was done, I told them that I was not ready to pay my bills yet, and they told me that I could not show for my next appointment until I’ve paid 3 month worth of bills and my teeth extraction payment (that is $175*3 = $525 + $400 = $925) or else I wouldn’t be getting any sort of dental care.
One of the most severe complication that led me to this state was the work layoff. I work at a shoe factory and recently half of our team was laid off while the other half had their hours shortened. Luckily, I still had my job, but my hours are down.
I used to make roughly $13,000 monthly and my monthly rent was $10,000, so I try making the remaining stretch for meals and public transport. Now I make roughly $11,000, making it just enough for me to pay my rent, which is now $10,500. My next appointment is coming up in a month but I have yet to collect money to pay my bills. I am currently hunting for a job, but it is harder since I am still a full time student and my experiences aren’t enough for qualifications.
Since I thought that nothing can help me with my bills, I’ve been asking my friends for help but they themselves had their own problems as well. However, a friend of mine told me to try this site out so I took my chances, since any amount of money at this point may help me.
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