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how in the world do you make it on 1 disability check for a family of 4

come on what in the world is the government thinking , thinking that we can live on a grand a month

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tomcatsbabygirl

Asked by tomcatsbabygirl at 4:45 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • My cousin gets one grand a month in disability, for she'll NEVER be able to work again. Her DH also has job, and they do well.

    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 4:47 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • as in 1 disabled adult and 3 kids? .... hopefully there's supplements like child support, food stamps, etc to make it stretch
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 4:47 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • budget!!
    mandynjohnsmom

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 4:53 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • How old are you kids? If you're breastfeeding or they're under 5 years old you can get some help from WIC. And coupon clipping can help. Here's a site that helps you organize your coupons to get the best deals. http://savvyshopperdeals.com/ Look for other blogs and things with tips. Buy at caselot sales so that you can stock up on the things you use a lot. And there's always Ebay to sell off a few things you don't really need anymore!

    Reenieredhead

    Answer by Reenieredhead at 4:57 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • You can probably get assistance from food pantries on top of getting food stamps and WIC (if you qualify). I'm assuming your healthcare will be free. You would qualify for housing assistance. You could acquire clothing from charities and/or shop at thrift stores.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 5:12 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Is it you and your 3 kids or you, another adult, and 2 kids? If it's you and your kids you should be able to qualify for food assistance, medical assistance and whatever else. If there is another able bodied adult than he/she needs to work!
    kjbennett26

    Answer by kjbennett26 at 7:02 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • The other adult or adults in the home simply have to work...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • It is not the governments just to pay you a living wage for disability.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 9:25 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

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