I have never understood the posts complaining about people who stay home and live off of welfare. I mean I understand that there are people who do it, but I don't understand how that even works for them.
I had PA once when dh and I needed the extra help after getting out of the military and moving back home. But it was quite a lot of work to even be on PA.
To stay home you had to have a child under the age of 12 months. If you did not, you had to be at the job center a minimum of 30 hours a week and activly putting up profiles and applications on major websites. You had to meet with someone once a week and attend job classes once a month.
They had a daycare in the job center so that you could bring your children while you were using their computers etc.
Granted this was all for quallifying for the cash assistance. I know that the food stamps were just a qualifying thing for income level. However, the cash assistance was not enough to cover rent. I still had to come up with nearly $200 a month on top of it to cover my rent (and our rent was pretty cheap already). Then I had to come up with enough for my utils, gas, diapers, and other non food items.
I can only assume that this is something thats totally different depending on the state?
If you are on PA and stay home, how does that even work for you? Do you have to be in Section 8 housing to get by? We were on a waiting list, but the list was several months out and by the time our names came up we had already managed to get off of PA.
I mean I knew people that were on disability and had PA, but they didn't really get by all that well either. Most still had to hit up food banks or have thri church help with the heating bill in the winter time.
I know that this probably makes me sound stupid, I just don't get how people get away with being on PA and staying home all the time. I always thought you had to be diabled for that to work. (Though I know plenty of people who are 'diabled' that really are not all that bad off medically speaking.)