And food stamps? Pease share how you got out of your situation and moved on up like George Jefferson.
we were on assistance for years, only for medicaid, as my son had severe asthma. I got a job, called the caseworker and told her and she wasted no time getting us off the welfare...it takes up to 60 days to open a welfare case and less than 2 hours to close it. Happiest day of my life, and I've never looked back. I'm now retired, but still do everything I can to keep us aboveboard, and that includes my kids...we make craft items, sell produce, do odd jobs, whatever i have to do.
I am not and never have been. I think its there for a reason but some ppl use and abuse it and then ppl who need it have a hard time getting it. If I could run to the doctor on every little whim with my kid and or myself....oh dont' get me started. Im glad its there for ppl who NEED it but HATE that some ppl ABUSE the system and seem to just get away with it!!!
This post was posted on Jamuary 22, why is it still listed as a new post? And yes, we are NOT on welfare, or food stamps.
I was on food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare, SSDI for many years. I had an enormous asthma problem, and after losing 6 jobs because of attacks, I used disability and all to get my body calmed back down. I went to college and now have a teaching degree. My job isn't teaching a full class, but it is a job. Now I am weaqning off the helpers I've had. The only thing left is Medicare, and it will end in May.
Not on any here. Just play hard and work hard!
I've never been on any kind of assistance, was raised by a family of business owners so we've always tried our best to pay for our own things. Even when my husband & I got pregnant before we had insurance, we grinned and beared it, no medicaid here - I'm proud of us for paying our own way. But I don't begrudge people who need it from using government assistance, that's why its there- to help out when there doesn't seem any other way.
I've never been on PA. I tried to make good choices like go to school and get married before having children and have savings and paying off house before kids. I know that not everyone gets the opportunity to do these things, but when you can, you should have a plan to put yourself in a good financial position. We also budget very closely and prepare in advance to save for big ticket items.
I cannot say that I'll never be on PA because I could become disabled or we both could lose our jobs for an extended period of time (longer than 6 months). I do not knock those who need it for a hand up. I don't like those who use it as a hand out.
My husband's mom is an immigrant and she had PA for a short period of time when she and her 3 young kids left her abusive husband. She had to take every job she could to get on her feet. And on limited English. And, yes, she was a legal immigrant.
I am on SSI and SSD as i'm disabled from a car crash and another accident-have one son and my husband works
I was on medicaid while pregnant with my first child, just keep plugging along and reach small goals and become independent. Too many people take advantage of welfare and food stamps, they are great when they are needed but not to coast on for 10 years lol
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