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28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 13 April 2007 05:36AM

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Comment author: Richard_Hollerith 15 April 2007 06:42:47PM 1 point [-]

Doug S: you could convince a doctor that you have a physical or mental illness that prevents you from working, and then apply for Supplemental Security Income. If your application is successful, you would recieve a very small but very reliable income (currently about $650 a month) plus health insurance (Medicaid). I assume you are American. I mention this because you seem very young and might not know this already. It is of course unethical to depend on the taxpayer for your living unless you really have no other choice.