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  • I am married and HAVE received government assistance

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    Have you ever received government assistance.

    Are you married or single and have you ever collected welfare, food stamps, or Medicaid?

    Thanks.

    Also, please state your gender.
    Last edited by TheGirlNextDoor; 03-13-10 at 06:29 PM.
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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Married, and yes, I have.
    I used to get both WIC and food stamps.
    Until I got medical insurance about two years ago, I was a frequent user of the local free clinic, as well.

    Also, please state your gender.
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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Married, male. No - never have. No welfare, no food stamps, no medicaid. I have some pride about that actually - I think I would consider it a failing or weakness if I did collect it which I know is a bit silly ... but that's just how I am.
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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    You're an outie.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Single. I have received college payments from the Army and I have collected unemployment. That's it.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    I'm female and haven't ever had to use government assistance. I don't down anyone who has found themselves in the position to have had to - but like Ockham, I think at this point in my life I'd have a very hard time applying for any assistance like this.

    I do know a couple of people that seem to really milk the system and I just don't understand that. It doesn't seem to bother them on any level. Much like a neighbor I have who registers their vehicles using his mom's address in a state that doesn't assess property values. That kind of crap pisses me off. I pay property taxes, but yet they have no qualms working the system so they don't have to.
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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Are you married or single and have you ever collected welfare, food stamps, or Medicaid?

    Thanks.

    Also, please state your gender.
    None of these, but I've gotten government assistance via stafford loans and tax credits for college tuition.
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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    I was on food assistance for two years and I got reduced lunches at my kid's school for a few years as well.

    I hated it, but I couldn't risk my kids going hungry.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 03-13-10 at 06:50 PM.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Single, I drive on roads the government built, get protection from the police and fire department, I served in the military(and back then many service people depended on food stamps if they had families)...do I need to go on?
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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    I was looking more specifically at the examples I listed in my first post - but thanks for your response.
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