i just dont get it? i always see on here how much people abuse the system by getting benefits and selling their foodstamps or what not. i dont understand how this happens when honest people have such a hard time getting them!
my husband was recently laid off at the end of March. we're getting something like 240/week and we're a family of 5. he wasn't making much at his job but it was enough to get us by. well i've been trying to get foodstamps since before he was unemployed, because back then we had an income of 1700/month with more costly rent and truck payments. they denied us then because we "made too much" but we were given Medicaid for the kids when my middle daughter was in an out of the hospital with asthma.
so now that our situation has changed, our rent is much cheaper and we used our tax refund to pay off the truck, so our bills have downsized as well. however 960/month for a family of 5 is still not going to cut it, we really need those foodstamps to survive! they've asked for documents that they ALREADY have. like last 4 weeks of gross income, so his old employer mailed them to us, and then i mailed them to them. it's such a pain in the ass. i had to go through all this to get on Medicaid, shit hasn't changed in my situation! except for he no longer receives that income, so why do you need proof of it? then it says i'm pended for interview, and i have to get in touch with someone by TODAY. i've been trying everyday and each time i get a "all agents are busy, please try your call again later" ITS SO FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!! because if i don't do the interview we will get denied and then i'll have to re-apply AGAIN. causing further delay in the benefits my family needs. my husband is out there looking for work daily so we are by no means trying to abuse the system.
can anyone else relate to this or am i like the only moron who can't seem to get it right with these people?
Answer by meooma at 8:30 AM on Apr. 11, 2011
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