Well, I myself am 51 years old, so I do understand life and finding a job is more difficult for sure as we get older.
It is interesting to me, that police officers and employers are VERY interested in your status of having a drivers license. They kind of assume you should have one so I'm noticing.
Now a passport might not be a bad idea for you to get either. It's idenity and you should have that.
The interesting fact I noticed about a month ago was that in another US state, my "friend" could not buy booze wih an identity card. It had to be a drivers license. I had to use mine to buy it for her. I don't think even God himself could have bought it without a driver's license. Very strange.
The laws are strange and different wherever you travel. Be careful and I wish you the very best of luck.
I of course want you to be able to feed yourself and your family.
Best of luck!