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12 weeks to get my birth certificate!

I need a copy of my birth certificate to get our food stamps. I contacted the office where I was born and they said 12 weeks because of the volume of request!! Holy Crap! So it boils down to 3 more months of no food stamps. Let's just hope DH get this job he applying for!

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Jun. 2, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • woah, that is crazy. In NC, I called and asked for mine and picked it up the same day. GL with that.

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 4:05 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Bright side is maybe they say 12 weeks to cover their behinds in case it does take a long time.

    Hit the local food pantry if you are really that tight on cash, sorry.

    Answer by Mel30248 at 4:05 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Wow, that's a long time. I was able to walk into my office and walk out not even 20 minutes later with it. And if I was out of state at the time it would have taken 7 to 14 days.

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 4:06 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • somtimes if you go down to the office you get it faster i had to do that with stuff before sorry mommy hope dh gets that job

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 4:08 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • yeah you can get it same day at the office but I am the next state over!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:08 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • fingers crossed


    Answer by Dahis at 4:09 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Snail mail takes 5-7 days for next states over. Go to the local birth certificate office fill out the forms. They will fax them over and show you paid there and then the other office will mail it the same day or next day

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:42 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • ouch!! i hope u get it sooner than that!!

    Answer by mrsary at 5:14 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

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