DO you not think that most people on PA don't make cutbacks. Everyone i know who had to go on PA made cutback.
When we started struggling and my husband income lowered, we made cutback. We moved and got rid of our Directv, internet and home phone. We were still struggling but was not getting PA.
Then we lost all of our income, we still didn't apply for PA. WE moved again, we moved into our camper, put all of our personal belonging into a storage unit and got rid of my car, which in turn we got out of a car payment that was $470 a month. We then went and bought a truck for $3000 and i took over my husband other truck. We also gave away 3 dogs one of which we paid $250 and sold our 3 goats.
Then we moved to another town while living in the camper, to look for work. We also got rid of the other truck the payment was $460 a month and got me a car that we paid $2000 for. I finally found work and we moved out of the camper and moved into a single wide mobile home in a trailer park. Our rent now is $295 compared to when all of this started we were paying $1000 a month. we have been able to bring our bills from $4000 a month to $700 a month give or take a few.
Now our bills are $295- rent, electric - between $70- $250, 2 boost mobile cell phone - total $90 both, Insurance -$110. Where we live at we get free WIFI, cable, and water.
We made cutback. a lot of cut back and i feel that just about everyone who had to get on PA had to make cutback, there isn't anyway around it. 90% of peoples income revolves around their income and when you loss that income it is impossible to not make cut backs. They may not announce it but that doesn't mean that they don't make cut back.
I don't know why everyone seem to think that people on PA have it "so good" that we have " so much" when the fact of the matter is, is that most of us don't have nice stuff or extras or luxuries. I do have some nice things like nice furniture ect.... My kids have nice toys. but we don't have luxuries. We are on PA.