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

    Just as the title says.....
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Does disability count?

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

    Yes. Like many others, I received federal loans and grants in order to go to college.
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Sorry, I forgot for a moment how quite literal people are here. :P I am talking about things like foodstamps, housing assistance, things like that.
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yes. Like many others, I received federal loans and grants in order to go to college.
    Ditto im one of the many others
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry, I forgot for a moment how quite literal people are here. :P I am talking about things like foodstamps, housing assistance, things like that.
    Technically the modern equivalent of "welfare" is the "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" program.

    But in general, I think you can regard those other things, as social welfare.
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Student loans, food stamps, medical assistance, reduced school lunch program, nontraditional mortgage

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

    Not positive (as I really wasn't paying much attention to such things during my younger years), but I believe the only area that might qualify are my federally backed student loans/grants and whatnot.

    I might have been able to collected unemployment at one point or another, but I didn't – mainly cause it didn’t occur to me.

    But partially because I don't like the idea in some ways.
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yes. Like many others, I received federal loans and grants in order to go to college.
    I wouldn't really call a federal loan a type of welfare for the simple reason that you have to pay it back. Same with the grants for college as the government will eventually get a return on it via taxes since you are or will be making more money than just a high school graduate. Which of course means that you will pay more in taxes.
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Does disability count?
    In all honesty I would have to say yes and no. It seems that there are alot of "disabilities" in the world today that shouldn't really be called a disability...at least imo. For me a disability thats reasonable and acceptable to recieve assistance is one that is physical in nature and is to the point as to make it near impossible to hold a job or of extreme mental incapcity.
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