I work hard. I am raising my son on my own after a divorce that my ex initiated. I work 40+ hours a week and have to send him to daycare because I work second shift. I make a decent living, provided nothing goes wrong during the month, i.e. car issues, unexpected bills. There have been a few times where I have struggled to put food on the table or pay the rent. During those times, I turned to the one place I thought was there to help people like me and found I was sorely mistaken. I was told that I make too much. I was also told by a caseworker that if I were pregnant, they could actually help.
So who are programs like that really meant to help - those who are trying and just need a leg up, or those who really don't want to do anything to better themselves?
And I am not referring to SAHM's who choose to raise their kids while their husbands work to support them. I respect your decision.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:21 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by lowencope at 1:04 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by June_Mama09 at 1:34 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
I have NEVER understood why they look at your GROSS income. It makes no sense. And I do believe that most of the time it really seems to only help those who sit at home and do nothing because if you ARE working you max out of the system and get NO help and are STILL struggling!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 1:22 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
300 MILLION in welfare fraud in PA....
Answer by momof030404 at 2:48 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
maan I cant find it NOW but a while back there was an article wher CA was figuring $80 million into their budget to cover welfare fraud!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:51 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Very few people abuse the system.
And that is determined by the people they catch or just the people who turn themselves in?
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 7:00 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by MTM at 1:03 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by AWebber212 at 1:04 PM on Sep. 23, 2010