I’m a 24 year old female living on her own. Paying the bills haven’t been easy since I returned to work. I took a break previously because my mother passed away March 2019.
In December 2020, my work let me go because of my mental illness. Anxiety & depression. I brought in a doctors note, but that didn’t matter to them.
Since then, it’s really gone downhill. I thought I had no money before? I have nothing now. The government gives me money every two weeks but that’s just enough to pay the bills and that is all. I haven’t had a decent meal in a while and as I’m typing this, my stomach is growling and twisting itself into knots.
I don’t have any family to run to when I need help, so I’m on my own.
A few days ago, I had to get my tooth pulled out and that drained me of all the money I had left. $300. Then, a few days later I receive my government money and I was relieved because I just made it for rent. I was planning on calling my internet to schedule a payment so I can buy food with the $74.99 (monthly Vidéotron bill), but I woke up this morning to the money gone. Leaving me with $0. $0. Wow. That week I told myself I needed to pay my hydro bill ($141.48) cause it was a month late. So, with keeping up to date with bills, still missing one and no money for food I have $0. If I would’ve known that, and I hate to say it, I would’ve held off on my hydro bill for a couple of more days.
I spent my entire morning on the phone with the bank and internet providers to see if I could refunded, begging them, crying and there’s nothing they can do.
For the next 14 days, I have $0. I still have my phone bill to finish paying, my hydro bill that’s coming up on the 11th and a belly that won’t stop hurting. I’m hungry, and I’m so tired.
If it wasn’t for this pandemic, I’d be working. But they’re so hard to find. I’m struggling and I’m losing hope. Please help me.