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White Devil

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So that's less than a minimum hourly wage ($7.25/hr) working 20 hours a week. He has to be collecting social security or something, right? I personally don't understand getting a stipend from my family every month; I never received an allowance and had to earn my own.
There's no way in hell Spoony qualifies for SSI. He has had like one real job in his whole life and I doubt he was proactive enough to file taxes on his reviewer money. Unless Channel Awesome automatically did payroll taxes, it's unlikely that someone as lazy as him kept up on that kind of thing.
 

BrunoMattei

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There's no way in hell Spoony qualifies for SSI. He has had like one real job in his whole life and I doubt he was proactive enough to file taxes on his reviewer money. Unless Channel Awesome automatically did payroll taxes, it's unlikely that someone as lazy as him kept up on that kind of thing.
It's possible for him to be on disability with his depression.
 

RJ MacReady

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It's possible for him to be on disability with his depression.
Possible but very unlikely. The SSDI application process isn't easy or quick and Spoony is a lazy fuck who wouldn't even know where to begin. I dug into this once.

He only needs an internet connection, junk food and cheap booze to sustain his existence so it's unsurprising that he can live for dirt cheap, especially now that he's no longer paying his mortgage. He's also probably been piling up debt he doesn't intend to repay.
 

WutangLee

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Possible but very unlikely. The SSDI application process isn't easy or quick and Spoony is a lazy fuck who wouldn't even know where to begin. I dug into this once.

He only needs an internet connection, junk food and cheap booze to sustain his existence so it's unsurprising that he can live for dirt cheap, especially now that he's no longer paying his mortgage. He's also probably been piling up debt he doesn't intend to repay.
I think he has to prove his Depression has cost him the ability to properly obtain employment. And it's not just "I feel sad, so I can't get a job". I think for depression it has to be documented you actually got fired for looking sad or crying. Can he prove that it's his depression and not just him being lazy for not sustaining content?
 

RJ MacReady

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I think he has to prove his Depression has cost him the ability to properly obtain employment. And it's not just "I feel sad, so I can't get a job". I think for depression it has to be moments you actually got fired for looking sad or crying. Can he prove that it's his depression and not just him being lazy for not sustaining content?
That's just the thing: Live Wire alone would get his application tossed. Even though the federal government bureaucracy is unlikely to understand the particulars of streaming, it'd be extremely hard for Noah to argue it isn't paid work he's perfectly capable of doing but chooses not to.

You'd need some absolutely earth-shaking rhetoric - worthy of being used to teach law students for generations to come - to persuade the SSA that you're simply too sad to earn a doctor's salary playing video games in your bedroom and need taxpayer money instead.
 

Sparkletor 2.0

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I have no idea and could be completely wrong, but if you are getting SSI for depression, isn't a stipulation that you need to be getting some sort of treatment?
 
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mlanguishi

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Being on SSDI for depression is actually worse than being on family support. Being on SSDI is kinda like a probation situation where you constantly have to watch your back.. And they'll probably yank it after 3 years anyway. And like others said, I don't think he worked enough for long enough to qualify. Takes 10+ years and a decent salary to get it at all, and the more you made the more you get to a point. He'd be lucky probably to get what his Patreon is, and that would count as 'income' most likely and disqualify him anyway.
 

Negative Nancy Drew

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There's no way in hell Spoony qualifies for SSI. He has had like one real job in his whole life and I doubt he was proactive enough to file taxes on his reviewer money. Unless Channel Awesome automatically did payroll taxes, it's unlikely that someone as lazy as him kept up on that kind of thing.
And Spoony isn't blind, deaf, mangled in any limb badly enough that he can't walk, or half body paralyzed, unless I missed something, so he's not going to get disability or SSI for that.
 
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RJ MacReady

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I feel like by early or mid-2021, Noah isn't gonna make any more money off of Patreon and will most likely go the route of Chris Chan, begging for his viewers to donate to his PayPal, Venmo, or CashApp.
1. The Patreon has effectively plateaued for almost three years now. Spoony's remaining paypigs are staying.

2. It's unlikely he'll outright e-beg. Noah's never proactively solicited charity, only passively accepted handouts. There's a big difference between the two that I find goes unnoticed.
 

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