I'm looking for statistics or hard based information that shows me just how many military families are on PA? I know i've heard a lot about it but now that DH and i are on the verge of having to apply for PA i'd like to know how bad this problem really is. Any links or articles, anything would be helpful. TIA
Answer by ronjwake at 1:56 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
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Answer by sailorwifenmom at 2:02 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:13 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
This is from 10 yrs ago, but sadly, it still holds true for a lot of military families. Click HERE for the link.
Here is a blog that if you scroll down to where it says National Disgrace: More US Troops Relying on Food Stamps, you will see an article taken from Military.com, which cites figures on how much is spent using Food Stamps at Military Commissaries - figures taken from the the Defense Commissary Agency.Â This was written in 2009.Â
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 2:18 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
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Answer by moneymagnetmom at 2:55 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by outstandingLove at 2:57 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
My husband is an E5 with 4 years in. I am a stay at home mom and we have a 21 month old. We have never needed public assistance of any kind including WIC. His pay has been messed up for well over a year, and he even didn't get paid for two months. I had saved entitlements, and took out loans for the rest. We live on post so we save on electric big time, which even though they take all of the BAH, we still do well. We are really tight for money but we make due. I have a BA so if I have to go back to work I can. I am sorry to hear that you are struggling. If you are e-4 or below with more than one child it is almost impossible to make it without some kind of PA. Although dual working families seem to do better.
Answer by 2-1CavWife at 3:38 AM on Aug. 22, 2009