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Old 06-01-10, 12:47 AM   #1
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Hey TDF,
Im on SSI for depression and anxiety. Im greatful for this because its been very hard to get out of bed and go to a job that Im capable of doing. I get $600 a month and I can make $75 more with a job. I live with my sister in a 2 Bed appartment.
My Dr assigned a 'Caseworker" who checks in on me even though I dont need checking in on. I asked her about applying for Food Stamps and I was shocked by what she said. She said to lie on the application and not claim what my sister makes.
My sister doesnt buy grocieries for me so I dont know why I would have to claim what she makes. But the CaseWorker said she advises other people to do the same.
I got a letter saying I will recieve Food Stamp benefits. But wont they check my sister's work situation. She works part-time. Anyone have experience with this? I was surprised my caseworker advised me to do this. The letter said I could be prosicuted for fraud.
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Old 06-01-10, 01:06 AM   #2
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this is how food stamps works for my family. my mom applies for them. since im over 18, im considered living on my own and paying rent whether i am or not. i was working ufll time, my mom was working full time, bc of that they said bc i was working so much, they lowered foodstmaps to under $100 a month. i lost my job and my mom wnet to them and told them and they said that wat i earned didnt effect the income and that they cant raise it. they did the same thing with my brothers SSI.
whether u lie or not, ur wont be the first one. my mom insists on being honest, even if it means us eating a box of 300 chicken nuggets that lasted a week bc it was on sale (thats all we ate for over a week was fucking chicken nuggets). yet my uncle and aunt, both of which could work, but neither of them want too, so my uncle works part time as a poizza delievery boy, and they get ovre $500 in welfare a month, over $500 in foodstamps, section 8 housing (where the state pays part of the rent), free halther crea for them and there 3 kids, full free ride to college which they didnt take up on bc they wanted to have another kid, and couple other nice things my famiuly dosnet get. were living in a small cramped apartment and there living in a nice three bedroom 2 bath house with dogs, cats (we can onli have cats and we want a dog badly), and watever other pets they want, a yard, there considering getting a pool, living in a nice neighborhood.
if its someething u need, if u need foodstamps and u lie on it, i wouldnt consider u taking advantage of the system. mainly bc my familys been screwed over by it so many times. also, depending on wat state ur in, u might not even get introuble for it, just simply banned from recieving foodstamps.but since u got that letter im not sure. we got the same one but i no in ohio they dont prosicute the first time i think.
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Who knows, mabey your mom is doing the right thing and protecting everyone from legal stuff too. But you can eat only so many chicken nuggets. Im not trying to screw the system, I just dont see what her income has to do with whether or not I get food stamps. I wouldnt except money from her.
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the government looks for every possible reason to give u less money, even if that reason has no effect on u. we were lucky to find a huge box of hcicken nuggets then, otherwise we woiuldve been short on food eventually. there was one summer when i as younger and we were in the same situation, we had to eat chicken nuggets for over 2 months, all threw summer. we evne had chicken nugest with breakfast.
all im saying is, its up to u on whtether u do it or not. but id rather see u lie on something to get wat u need then see other ppl lie and screw the system completely over. my mom did everything she could to make ther was food on our table 3 times a day. once for a week in the winter our power was out all of winter (in NC) and we had to eat nothing but potatos and grits for a few weeks straight. and its hard bc of my brothers autism he onli eats certain foods.
so lie if u must, onli if u need it though.
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