(Closed) Have you ever accepted government assistance….

posted 10 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Government Assistance...

    Have you/Are you receiving assistance?

    Do you know someone who is receiving assistance?

    Would you seek help if you needed it in the future?

    Would you never ask for government assistance no matter what?

  • Post # 3
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    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Let’s please bear in mind that goverment assistance also includes student loans, pell grants and social security

    Post # 4
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    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My mom had me at 17 and raised me by herself until I was 10. She worked 40 hours a week but still had a hard time making ends meet so we did have to rely on the foodbank and other programs that paid for my sports and for other stuff we needed.

    I have student loans. My mom (and stepdad) struggle with finances and are in no way able to pay for school. 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I was a teen mom and used daycare vouchers while I finished high school and college. Without it there is no way I would have been able to finish college and now I am a nurse and make plenty to “pay it forward.” Maybe that is why I don’t mind paying a little more in taxes because I feel like I have been able to much more with my life with that little bit of help, then if I wouldn’t have taken any.

    Post # 6
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    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Yep – Student Loans and FEMA: Disaster Assistance.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I have student loans and I would not be opposed to seeking out other government aid if need be. I’m about to move to a new city and job hunting is proving to be harder than I imagined.

     

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I accepted Pell grants and student loans while in school. 

    But while I was a broke college student working about 20 hours a week and doing a 25 hour a week internship I was denied food stamps because I was taking too many classes at school. That sucked.

    Edit: I was also on unemployment and had I not gotten a job I would’ve enrolled in a state medical insurance program. I was also unable to recieve food stamps during my unemployment.

    Post # 9
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    911 posts
    Busy bee

    I went on pogey for a couple months between jobs a few years ago.  That’s about it.

    Post # 10
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    32 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Yup, the government assists me with a paycheck every month, I’m Fed employee, thanks gov!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Yep, wouldn’t have been able to get my masters without student loans, all federal. I’ve known countless people to accept unemployment benefits after being laid off, and I’ve had family in Tennessee with homes devasted by floods accept FEMA’s help.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    You might want to make the poll so that people can answer more than one item.

    I’ve never personally accepted government assistance and would do everything I could to go without it (even if I could qualify).  But if there was no other way to put a roof over my head and food on my table, I would be willing to accept it as a short-term helping hand out of a bad situation.

    Post # 13
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve recieved scholarships and stipends for school.  I also don’t pay for a doctor’s visit or medical care at the hospital, but generally that’s not considered ‘goverment assistance’ it’s healthcare aka Medicare.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We don’t qualify but I would apply for the closing cost assistance program offered by my state. We make too much money though (ironic because we can’t afford a house! :))

    Post # 16
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    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    absolutely. students loans and pell grants.

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