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
be allowed to have money in savings? Assistance meaning anything from WIC to cash aid. Any kind or amount of assistance.
i thought wic just gave you checks...they give me checks, anyways. lol.
Quoting Adriana'sMombie:" i thought wic just gave you checks...they give me checks, anyways. lol."
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.
Saving 5 bucks aside a month/week does not mean they can afford all of their groceries/rent.
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Saving 5 bucks aside a month/week does not mean they can afford all of their groceries/rent."
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
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.
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!!
I thought cash assistance qualification was based on income as well as assets.
Is that not correct?
It depends on how much. $100 in savings is different from $10,000 in savings.
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 :)
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.
<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.