I’m currently waiting for disability. If you don’t mind me asking, did you work during the process of waiting for your disability? I know it’s a long wait and much of a headache.I ended up taking disability -- worth it in the long run but a total bitch of a process
What about teaching? Lots of community colleges are desperate for people with experience to teach in first responder programs and you don't have to have a degree because it's considered "technical skills"
I did that for a while and loved it. The money isn't huge but it might be worth a look
If you are in the states check out your local unemployment office. They have an entire department dedicated to people who are currently working but want to change careers.