My depression/bipolar is holding me back severly lately, but being a single mum I need to work to survive, especially as I may be placed on newstart come January.
So I'm thinking of applying for disability pension instead of single parenting.
Has anyone does this? I'm diagnosed bipolar so it's not like this is just a depression episode that will get better.
Can you still claim FTB etc on this? Is bipolar a disability they will consider?
I am seeing my doctor Friday to discuss options but just wanted to see if anyone had successfully done this.