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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:54 AM

Update: They cut my food stamps even after following all the advice here.

I had my review and even with a doc's note, which cost 50 bucks that I now have to find a way to pay back, they stopped my food stamps anyway. They really don't care if I don't have a way to make the 23 mile round trip to the job center. I hit the food pantries. They are all limited as they only help folks about 3 times a year. Gods...I wish I had a job. Almost 5 years of unemployment sure makes ya feel pretty worthless. Thanks for letting me vent.

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Reply Update: They cut my food stamps even after following all the advice here. (Original post)
sunwyn Feb 2013 OP
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #1
sunwyn Feb 2013 #2
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #3
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #4
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #5
sunwyn Feb 2013 #7
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #6

Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:01 AM

1. I am so sorry.

I hate what this country has become.

Have you tried calling churches in your area? Maybe they know of some immediate help.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:07 AM

2. That's my next step. I only hope they can help. The pantries here are stretched thin

and I feel bad thinking I might be taking food from a child in need.

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Response to sunwyn (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:17 AM

3. As a human being, you deserve to eat. There is so much more help available to adults with kids, than

there is for childless adults.

Do not feel guilty. The fact that you worried about taking food from kids shows you are a good caring human being.

I hope you find something soon! Keep trying even when if it feels too hard.

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Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:23 AM

4. ...

I see you're in Ohio. I can't tell you how often I'm seeing people in dire need, not only due to under/unemployment but due to social programs being slashed.

I am so very, very, very sorry. It's awful. I have no adequate words.

Forgive me if you've tried this already, but you can dial 211 or go to 211.org to see if there are existing resources available they may know of that you haven't stumbled upon yet.



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Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:12 AM

5. I don't know your story, but have you read this? Tells how to get emergency

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:27 PM

7. That's what I just went through. My illness, Lyme disease, is not considered

chronic by state or federal government. The Family Service office wanted me to walk to job classes. At 23 miles round trip, it is not possible for me to walk that far.

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Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:29 AM

6. I am sorry for you, nothing I can do to help other than this bump

 

Seriously, there should be something we can do here. We have 200K registered users. If we could convince even 10% to contribute even a buck or two a month to some kind of DU assistance fund that would go a long way towards helping people out.

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