Lost my job but no help from government!!
May 13, 2009

This is my very fist blog so bear with me please. I am just going to putĀ  it out there what’s is on my mind. A couple of years ago I had lost my job and less than a couple weeks later so did my husband. We both could not find a job quickly enough to pay for our bills and everything was piling up. I applied for food stamps and medicaid for my daughter. It took over a month and a half to finally get an answer when all I need was a short time frame for assistance until I was able to get a job and feed my family. It became so bad that when I would look in the fridge to get something to eat or in the cabinets there was not even a crumb, literally. Not even Ramen. The only thing we had was a few snacks and juice for my daughter which we would never touch. She was fed no matter what. When you go to your moms house and rampage her fridge for something to snack on you might think “Hmm, there is nothing to eat in here” at least nothing you want, right? We had nothing. I received a letter from the state with a Food Stamp Card and it said I was approved. I was so excited that finally all the frustration I went trough to get it was over. However, as I read further it said I was approved for 0.0 dollars. I was angry, hurt, confused and let down a slap in the face of false hope. All we needed was a month or two of assistance so we could eat at least. I think this is a horrible shame. For people who are middle class and have an incident like this they get no help. They said we make too much. Hello, I lost my job we make nothing!! I think it should be easier to get approved for a temporary basis especially if you are on unemployment compensation and have children in the house. It seems to me in my opinion that to get something for nothing you have to have next to nothing.

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