is it just me, or does it seem that the government wants us on assitance??
right, so i used to get food stamps, wic, and medicaid for my daughter, along with daycare assistance. i got married and knew i didn't need most of it anymore, so instead of going through all the annoying income-verification crap, i just signed the medicaid and food stamps away. well, i received at least 3 applications in the mail wanting me to fill them out to reinstate my benefits. hello! I opted out of them myself! to top it off, when i tried to give the wic office my husband's income information, they wouldn't take it! i had just been recertified, so they told me to just wait until my next recertification 6 months later! well, three months later when i had my next appt, i figured they'd already have my file pulled, so maybe they'd take his info now. nope! i told them that he probably made too much and that i'd need my benefits reduced. they were like, "it's ok. we'll just get it at your next recert." um, does this seem odd to anyone else? or has anyone had experience with this? so now i feel bad having an htc diamond in my pocket and a wic card in my wallet... hey, it's hard to turn down free milk! i don't use all of it though... i know, i'm a greedy american looking for handouts... i'm trying to save up for us to move.