Did I mention anything about switching the mode into a cruel, meaner and fatter ol' Kerp? No huh? Then screw you!
So anyway, taking from exactly where I left off, whatever is in store in this brand new year, I am up for it. This isn’t a silly resolution as I’m always psyched up even if typhoon comes a calling. Only how I handle it is a totally different matter all together. So anyway its only a couple of days into the year. Still way too early to have something significant to shout about.
During the last national Budget, them government promised to increase the Disability Working Allowance (EPC) from 200 to 300 bucks a month but will only get into effect this year. Briefly about EPC, it is an allowance the government provides for working persons with disability in an effort to encourage more disabled to find jobs, and with this extra pocket money, it is hoped to ease the burden face by the individuals who are disabled in some form or another. It may not sound much to some but 200 freakin bucks is a lot to most of us. The 50% increment was music to our ears and definitely a welcome news after its been long overdue.
Admittedly, not many in the disabled community possess any educational background, and that includes yours truly, the fat guy on chair. But seriously man, not even a lousy cert from a trendy Art & Design college. Zilch. Academically challenged.
Back to EPC, in order to qualify for such financial assistance, one must be working with salary of not exceeding more than rm750 monthly, must be a Malaysian citizen registered with Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) and most importantly, you have to be a bloody crippled.
Just a reminder though, this is not some kind of dole money provided by certain government where even hobos benefits from it.
So not all things bad being on wheelchair. Even with rm100 more, my wish is that it would improve the lives of many who are in the same boat and eases some of the burden they shouldered all these while. Again, it may sound little but we’re a bunch of grateful people.
Best wishes to all crips everywhere. Stay healthy, shag more.