posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 12:27 PM
My family received WIC for three out of four of our children and no we receive food stamps, no public assistance, but I receive disability. At the
time of receiving WIC, I worked, worked alot, almost eighty hours a week, but still was given this assistance. Now, I receive disability, my back and
neck are shot, most days it is hard to even get out of bed but I do for the sake of my children.
To make this story short and get to the point, while I have received disability going on four years now and have been told that I will never work
again, I CHOOSE that answer not to be the one that I want. Many in our society take advantage and do in fact 'leech' off of the system, but I have
made a choice. Through these years of not being able to work, I chose to go back to school and earn a Bachelors degree, learning something that would
allow me to work and not 'leech' off of the system, doing work that would not require physical labor. With that being said, I still feel as though I
and my family are being attacked each time someone makes a statement of those that leech, as I receive some benefits and feel stigmatized for using
What gets me though, I am not given public assistance, though my family could desperately use it. In a situation such that I am in, I have yet to
understand why? They say we make twenty dollars too much, but, I have yet to figure out how. The system is a mess, try living off of 1200 a month
after everything the government takes out, leaving one with $900 for a family of six. Yet, there are those that have never lifted a finger and receive
thousands a month, what am I doing wrong? Thankfully, I have only eleven more weeks of school, another surgery, and then, just hopefully, I can find
some meaningful employment to support my family without the assistance of anyone. Sorry for my rant!