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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes, just in case something bad happens -- Votes: 73
    • No, if they can afford to save they don't need help -- Votes: 15
Should people on assistance... user banned
5th Nov '12

be allowed to have money in savings? Assistance meaning anything from WIC to cash aid. Any kind or amount of assistance.

Adriana'sMombie 1 child; Quakertown, Pennsylvania 2113 posts
5th Nov '12

i thought wic just gave you checks...they give me checks, anyways. lol.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Adriana'sMombie:" i thought wic just gave you checks...they give me checks, anyways. lol."



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user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
5th Nov '12

i dont think its fair they expect people to give up basic rights bc they are poor and need help. i think its smart to have a little money in savings but i guess if you have money in savings you can buy food.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
5th Nov '12

Saving 5 bucks aside a month/week does not mean they can afford all of their groceries/rent.

LumpySpacePrincess 2 kids; New Zealand 17060 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Saving 5 bucks aside a month/week does not mean they can afford all of their groceries/rent."


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⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
5th Nov '12

if your on cash assistance no, but the others I think you should. In colo you can have up to 2000 in savings but it counts against you as income

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
5th Nov '12

I have savings kinda lol and I get wic. I still work 40hrs a week though. At least here in Florida, pregnant, have a child under 4, or lost a baby, you still get wic, no matter how much money you make.

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25516 posts
5th Nov '12

Yes, that's why they don't know about my savings...crucify me...but I'm trying to save so I can get OFF of assistance!!

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109072 posts
5th Nov '12

I thought cash assistance qualification was based on income as well as assets.

Is that not correct?

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
5th Nov '12

It depends on how much. $100 in savings is different from $10,000 in savings.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
5th Nov '12

I'm on WIC and Medi-Cal, and I am saving for my Son schooling... Besides if they tried to say I couldnt have a savings account, time to break out the tin can from the backyard :)

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
5th Nov '12

A couple hundred dollars in a savings account isn't going to make an impact to a family in need, but thousands of dollars......that could and should be used to provide for your family, in a temporary time of need.

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sophie's dairy cow:</b>" i dont think its fair they expect people to give up basic rights bc they are poor and need help. i think ... [snip!] ... and need help. i think its smart to have a little money in savings but i guess if you have money in savings you can buy food. "</blockquote>



Then what if something happens to them or their kids? If they were smart enough to put back money, they deserve to keep that money.



Even if its 10 bucks a week, that adds up over time. And 10 bucks a week is not going to pay for groceries.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16488 posts
5th Nov '12

Should people on assistance be allowed to be responsible with money? Hell yes. I wish it could be required.