Trying to make some decisions on what to do next. I've been a stay at home parent for my kids and done childcare off and on through the years. I'm currently a fulltime student online. My son has a disability that makes going to daycare unsafe for him, but right now my ex has full custody and me visitation until we go back to court next. I had planned on applying for social security disability for myself for depression/anxiety, and for my son for his disability, and mostly living on that and child support in low income housing, but then the custody battle started. He is trying to use my mental illness against me in court.
If I get a job, I would have difficulty applying for SSI in the future, which would make things more challenging since I need to be home with my son until he is in school. But I'm concerned that getting on SSI could be used against me in court. Anyone have any experience with this?