How is a family allowed to continue getting SNAP and rent reduction and refuse to get a job? My SIL works 30 hrs a week,my BIL is a 'stay at home dad" (both kids are in school full time. 9 and 11 yrs old)
They have been on some form of welfare for almost 12 years,continuously. She got WIC while pregnant beginning in January of 2002
I don't understand. How is this being allowed? Both are able bodied adults.
We have had a boon of new jobs coming to my city. It's not like he's tried and the jobs don't exist.
Did someone majorly drop the ball here?
In some cases I think that some people become accustomed to a way of life where they are happy to accept assistance and it becomes part of their lifestyle. In other cases, it can be very difficult for a family to work themselves off the system. Say a couple is out of work and they are receiving food stamps, welfare and housing assistance. So one finally gets a job (not actually earning a living wage in the case of most entry level jobs) and while they still qualify for the help they are receiving, adding another income to the household suddenly changes their qualification status and they lose their housing assistance. Now they have to spend twice as much on rent (assuming they are paying something) and they lose some of the food stamp benefits, so there is more strain financially. Then add fluctuating costs such as gas, utilities (high winter costs, or high summer cost) and they are running in the red again.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:00 PM on Nov. 12, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:26 PM on Nov. 12, 2013
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Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 1:46 PM on Nov. 12, 2013
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Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 1:27 PM on Nov. 12, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:28 PM on Nov. 12, 2013
The system was probably designed poorly from the beginning, the fact that you cannot validate much of the information those that are dependant give, the fact that many families that receive assistance receive more than they need, and when they make just a little too much money they lose benefits as opposed to working them off the system methodically, and I could go into some political inferences as well - but I will skip that since it doesn't necessarily add to this particular question.
What happens when you get food stamps and you do not use your allocated funds? Do you lose all of the assistance going forth or is it reduced that much each month? I don't really understand how they (government assistance departments) help work people off of the system into self dependency. I have to wonder if that is even their goal.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:06 PM on Nov. 12, 2013
Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 1:54 PM on Nov. 12, 2013
Answer by virginiamama71 at 1:57 PM on Nov. 12, 2013
Next question overall
What do you do when you need to be somewhere at such time but can't?