::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" I have a car payment that my family took over and is paying the full payment for me to pay it off they ... [snip!] ... i went out to eat... They are helping me get on my feet i am in school full time looking for a job and taking care of my kids."

I am more talking about the people who count their assistance as "income" and refuse to better their situations because then they would no longer qualify for assistance and it "wouldn't be worth it". It seems like the point of assistance is to eventually get off of it and be proud of being able to fully support yourself.
Like I said, assistance definitely has a need and is a good program in theory...but I think that there should be more limitations, especially on the amount of time you are allowed to benefit from it--"being a hand up and not a hand out", kwim?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49009 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" I am more talking about the people who count their assistance as "income" and refuse to better their ... [snip!] ... limitations, especially on the amount of time you are allowed to benefit from it--"being a hand up and not a hand out", kwim?"

yah here TANF cash aid is limited to 18 months of ur life my husbands income is to much for it. they have like a limit u have to make under like 200 bucks.

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" I am more talking about the people who count their assistance as "income" and refuse to better their ... [snip!] ... limitations, especially on the amount of time you are allowed to benefit from it--"being a hand up and not a hand out", kwim?"


Here you can only get cash assistance for 2 years, and must complete 35 hours of an approved activity to keep receiving your benefits.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49009 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Mama♥Breezy:" Here you can only get cash assistance for 2 years, and must complete 35 hours of an approved activity to keep receiving your benefits. "


same here but 18 months.....




Thank the lord my van wont cost an arm and a leg i am really really LUCKY my timing belt went out wile driving it and if it had bent the valves it could get ugly fast 2k+ to fix.... But its only 300 wish i would have told him wile it was apart to replace the water pump but ow well i will get that fixed sooner then latter lol.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 44149 posts
11th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Breezy:</b>" Here you can only get cash assistance for 2 years, and must complete 35 hours of an approved activity to keep receiving your benefits. "</blockquote>




Here in washington you csn get tanf for 5 years but you also have to do the workfirst that's either job search or you work at state offices gettong paid min wage which os 9.19 an hour but you only get 20 hrs a week

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
11th Mar '13

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taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49009 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Mama♥Breezy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting
S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18554 posts
11th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting desert☮rain:</b>" Great. Glad to know I am working for you to be able to feed your kids unhealthy food that just contributes to the obesity epidemic"</blockquote>




I'm not on FS, my kids are skinny and we don't eat crap.... However, if I was and I wanted to it shouldn't be anyone elses business....

♛Queen Boo♛ 2 kids; United Kingdom 2526 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" I am more talking about the people who count their assistance as "income" and refuse to better their ... [snip!] ... limitations, especially on the amount of time you are allowed to benefit from it--"being a hand up and not a hand out", kwim?"


But who really suffers here? The kid/s. So they get the help stopped and are unable to feed their kids?



I know people who are out nearly every day, if not ever day looking for work and not being able to get work. It's not just clear cut, they're so many difference circumstances that come into play!



On the flip side I know people abuse the system. Over here you can evidence that you're looking for work. I don't know how it works over there but I think it's about those who abuse it, should be made to evidence it!



It's just so complex. Things can always be improved!

Monica♥YASDYARDFR 17 kids; Beverly Hills, California 57063 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" :!: I believe it should be run like WIC. Only covering certain items. No luxuries like chips, cookies, soda, ice cream etc. Breads, meats, produce, baking supplies, and milk products."


I agree with you. Like a set amount of meat, grains, vegetables, etc. It has gotten old seeing people at the register with Funyns, packages of candy, cookie, soda, and ice cream that runs up to $50 and then they pull out the Food Stamp card but they're paying cash for the alcohol.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49009 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Monica♥YASDYARDFR:" I agree with you. Like a set amount of meat, grains, vegetables, etc. It has gotten old seeing people ... [snip!] ... soda, and ice cream that runs up to $50 and then they pull out the Food Stamp card but they're paying cash for the alcohol. "

I felt like shit last night i was in publix and was getting wic then the people fallowed me to the liquor store im sure there were thinking she has money for that but not her kids food. I went in to buy it for my mom

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18554 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Monica♥YASDYARDFR:" I agree with you. Like a set amount of meat, grains, vegetables, etc. It has gotten old seeing people ... [snip!] ... soda, and ice cream that runs up to $50 and then they pull out the Food Stamp card but they're paying cash for the alcohol. "


Would it bother you if they were paying for alcohol with cash, if they had purchased healthy food with the FS?

Monica♥YASDYARDFR 17 kids; Beverly Hills, California 57063 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" Would it bother you if they were paying for alcohol with cash, if they had purchased healthy food with the FS?"


For the amount of money on alcohol that was spent it would bother me. It must be nice to have the money to stock a bar. I just think SOME people should be ashamed for taking the hand outs if they're going to abuse it.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
18th Mar '13

I can get a bottle of alcohol for under $10.