View Poll Results: Have you ever been on any type of welfare?

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Thread: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    SSI doesn't come from the SS payments but rather from general funds
    I most certainly does come from SS payments, in fact the benefit is based upon what was paid in.


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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    -- Next question: Do any of you that were on welfare (the ones that are on the type I am talking about) do you feel that you needed it at the time?
    Yes, I did.

    I thought a bit more about what benefits I might still be getting (without realising I do) and I get child benefit for my three kids. In my case it doesn't come from the general taxpayers fund - it's alleviated from my personal taxes. I realised this when I was paying child support when my two eldest lived with their mother and she recieved child benefit which I was told (by the Govt agency) was coming out of my direct payments.

    But back to the supplementary question - we don't have foodstamps here but as a young man working in London 25 years ago, housing benefit helped me pay my rent while I built up my freelance contacts. Once I started getting regular freelance / consulting contracts I didn't need any benefits and quickly became a high rate tax-payer.

    I considered the taxes I paid back as a "thank you" as I wouldn't have been able to stay in London otherwise.

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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I most certainly does come from SS payments, in fact the benefit is based upon what was paid in.
    wanna bet?

    Supplemental Security Income

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes):

    you lose.



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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I most certainly does come from SS payments, in fact the benefit is based upon what was paid in.
    Yea SSI is for people who never earned enough credits to qualify for SSD, which is based on your lifetime earnings.
    You have to have a minimum of 40 work credits (10 years of work) to qualify for SSD.
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    I've gotten Maternity Medicaid and WIC (probably will get WIC again here in CA as soon as I get a chance) since being an adult. When I was younger, we had Medicaid the year before I joined the Navy and my parents got WIC for all 6 of their children and my mother while she was pregnant or breastfeeding plus free or reduced lunch (although that really is a school thing). Never received foodstamps, although I have relatives who have been on them for years.

    As a family of nine (my grandmother lived with us most of my childhood), we didn't really get a lot of treats growing up, and I remember going to bed hungry a few times on nights that were just before a payday.

    So, I wonder if this has something to do with my poll about Welfare and/or the thread about foodstamps soda restriction?
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