Well it’s been a little bit since I have posted an update. I meant to come back and finish up my last post with a much better closing, but alas it just didn’t happen.
I have been researching more on my identification problem, or lack of proof of citizenship. To acquire this proof, either a U.S. Passport or another document to prove it. With all the new laws in place, there is only one other document available that I have found and it is called the N-600, and holy crap the thing costs $600 to file. I would love to just get a passport, had I ever known that I would run into this problem, I would have made my parents get one for me when I was younger. Unfortunately, I cannot obtain said passport due to owing child support (which, had I been able to obtain my identification card in 2009 like I wanted I wouldn’t be so far behind), and they were no help in obtaining documents fro me to be able to work.
I just love it, the child support system is willing to put me in jail for failure to pay (this one case is all arrears, all money goes to the state, my child has never seen a dime, she was adopted 1999, but yet I’m still paying what I can), but ask them for help with the situation and be told there’s nothing they can do. I have been having to have someone drive me almost 100 miles, every three months for the last year, to keep Arkansas OCSE from throwing me in jail and making my life even worse. Now my other case is attempting to to the same thing. And this case is Active and the money does go to my child (I hope, though the last time I was sending her child support (before she went to the state) the money I was sending her was paying for her a laptop and her internet.
I have been unemployed since 2009 due to nerve damage in my lumbar region. The surgery that was performed on July 30th, is supposed to help repair the damage, and get me mobile and active on my feet again, and I can not wait, however I am afraid that if OCSE throws me in jail (Debtor’s prison essentially, Unconstitutional btw) I will lose my Medicaid (thank you Obama) and then won’t be able to see my doctors regularly. I can not afford to let my health deteriorate any more than it has already.
I want to just throw in the towel and call it quits, but I am too stubborn and want to see this ride to the bitter end, but spending felony jail time for child support will ruin any chance of me getting back to where I can pay it. With my physical limitations there are not many jobs that I will be able to perform (that will hire a felon).
I thank the lord for the folks that are helping me right now. If it was not for all these fine folks I would either be in jail or dead right now I am sure of it. I know that I cannot and am doing everything to avoid ever being homeless again.
During my recovery my ADD has kicked in full bore, that mixed with depression means I’m not getting very much accomplished. I have however, started to setup my own wiki, mainly to allow me to learn more coding, but also to help get me back on track when my brain clears up (if it ever does).