I am really ticked off. I have been laid off. Husband has had his job almost 4 years now. We have a rental house and 2 cars. We have 3 kids. I am job searching but we need a bit of help. I sat in the welfare office for 6 hours the other day. I got DECLINED! I only applied for food. No cash. NO medical. Just food and they turned us down. A family of five making literally just enough to struggle by each month with zero left over and we can't get help. But if my husband was a dead beat loser who sat around not working we would have qualified for everything! Does this seem WRONG to anybody else?!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Op- I think some might be confused with your situation. Are you living in a rental or do you own and rent out a secondary home?
Answer by Sisteract at 11:46 AM on Aug. 10, 2010
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Answer by Owl_Feather at 10:49 AM on Aug. 10, 2010
I am sure they base it off of assets. If you had nothing to sell (rental homes), you would probably be able to qualify. Not standing behind any particular policy of public assistance - just stating the facts. There are a lot of people that don't have anything and they still make $5 / month more than allowable to qualify. Very sad. Have you tried local food banks and churches? Even if you don't belong to a church they are inclined to help you if they have the resources. Good luck!
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