posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 10:18 AM
reply to post by Celestial1
If you are EVER poor enough to go on food stamps (of course, now they use some kind of card)...you NEED to USE them...
Over a year ago, my wife and I were BOTH laid off during the same time period, for an overlap of a few months. We both got unemployment. Though we got
the max, it wasn't even half of one paycheck (and was for the entire month)..this was STILL just $200 too much a month to go on food stamps.
Yep, that's right...on state aid, we made just a little too much to get aid for food.
Luckily, she found another job, as did I, and we were back up to what we were making (although now with depleted savings, and working out of a hole).
We've both still been working since then...thankfully.
But, I'll never forget hitting that point, and yet STILL not qualifying for it. So, if you ever make so little as to qualify for them...use them. You
pay your taxes, etc. for this..to be there when you need it. I'm not saying stay on it, but for a short time before you land on your feet, USE it if
you NEED it.