statement by LC
August 2018

I'm a single Mom on ODSP. I have C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, insomnia, & FBS. I work part-time cleaning. I struggle to provide for my 15yr old teen. ODSP has always been punitive, the income policing is ridiculous. Honeslty, the trauma and abuse I endured during my life was hard, but the punitive system is worse. I just want to take care of what I can and do what I can. We struggle to make ends meet. The PC austerity is a nightmare. I hope someone, or something can intervene. I want to try and work more but I get sick a lot and struggle a lot. I hope we will be ok.