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Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.

 
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Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
First off, I am extremely grateful for what I consider to be a temporary situation.

But how did they arrive at this?

About 3 weeks ago I was approved for an amount higher than what I had before.

Based upon my situation I am now going to beallocated $200 per month.

PLEASE DON'T FLAME ME!!!!!

I AM SINCERELY GRATEFUL FOR THIS ASSISTANCE AND TO all of you who are providing it through your taxes.

On Saturday morning I went to the store and was denied my shopping.

I couldn't do anything until today since yesterday was a legal holiday.

I went to the local office and was SO grateful when a worker helped me obtain help that usually takes weeks.

However, he said I would only have $120 until December 10th instead of $200 because they had to prorate it from the past few days.

On the 10th, I would have been awarded $200.

On the 13th, I am awarded $120.

How can $80 depreciate in 3 days?

That's almost 50%.

I can not say this enough:

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!


All I'm trying to do is understand the math.

Anyone?
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Im still trying to figure out the $300 hammer built by the lowest bidder toungeBest of luck miggy. bump
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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
It happened to my brother. That is, the reduction in amount.


The actual reason why is the taxpayers can not carry the burden.

The well has run dry.
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I'm just going with logic here. You receive your benefits on the 10th but they are based on the 1st of the month. You were actually prorated by 13 days.
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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
First off, I am extremely grateful for what I consider to be a temporary situation.

But how did they arrive at this?

About 3 weeks ago I was approved for an amount higher than what I had before.

Based upon my situation I am now going to beallocated $200 per month.

PLEASE DON'T FLAME ME!!!!!

I AM SINCERELY GRATEFUL FOR THIS ASSISTANCE AND TO all of you who are providing it through your taxes.

On Saturday morning I went to the store and was denied my shopping.

I couldn't do anything until today since yesterday was a legal holiday.

I went to the local office and was SO grateful when a worker helped me obtain help that usually takes weeks.

However, he said I would only have $120 until December 10th instead of $200 because they had to prorate it from the past few days.

On the 10th, I would have been awarded $200.

On the 13th, I am awarded $120.

How can $80 depreciate in 3 days?

That's almost 50%.

I can not say this enough:

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!


All I'm trying to do is understand the math.

Anyone?
 Quoting: Miggy


Well, since you're dealing with a government entity, their math is like no other on the planet. It sounds like you're not getting all of November, for some reason it wasn't awarded at the time you got it, and when you went to the office, they decided you will get it starting on the 13th or so, which leaves the first part of Nov. without benefits.

I realize this doesn't make sense, but it is the government way.
"When tyrants tremble in their fear, and hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing"

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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
First off, I am extremely grateful for what I consider to be a temporary situation.

But how did they arrive at this?

About 3 weeks ago I was approved for an amount higher than what I had before.

Based upon my situation I am now going to beallocated $200 per month.

PLEASE DON'T FLAME ME!!!!!

I AM SINCERELY GRATEFUL FOR THIS ASSISTANCE AND TO all of you who are providing it through your taxes.

On Saturday morning I went to the store and was denied my shopping.

I couldn't do anything until today since yesterday was a legal holiday.

I went to the local office and was SO grateful when a worker helped me obtain help that usually takes weeks.

However, he said I would only have $120 until December 10th instead of $200 because they had to prorate it from the past few days.

On the 10th, I would have been awarded $200.

On the 13th, I am awarded $120.

How can $80 depreciate in 3 days?

That's almost 50%.

I can not say this enough:

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!


All I'm trying to do is understand the math.

Anyone?
 Quoting: Miggy


I'm sorry to say this miggy, but If you can post a thread on GLP, you dont need foodstamps.
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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
First off, I am extremely grateful for what I consider to be a temporary situation.

But how did they arrive at this?

About 3 weeks ago I was approved for an amount higher than what I had before.

Based upon my situation I am now going to beallocated $200 per month.

PLEASE DON'T FLAME ME!!!!!

I AM SINCERELY GRATEFUL FOR THIS ASSISTANCE AND TO all of you who are providing it through your taxes.

On Saturday morning I went to the store and was denied my shopping.

I couldn't do anything until today since yesterday was a legal holiday.

I went to the local office and was SO grateful when a worker helped me obtain help that usually takes weeks.

However, he said I would only have $120 until December 10th instead of $200 because they had to prorate it from the past few days.

On the 10th, I would have been awarded $200.

On the 13th, I am awarded $120.

How can $80 depreciate in 3 days?

That's almost 50%.

I can not say this enough:

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!


All I'm trying to do is understand the math.

Anyone?
 Quoting: Miggy


I'm sorry to say this miggy, but If you can post a thread on GLP, you dont need foodstamps.
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There are many free places one can access the internet. You can even get ten hours for free from NetZero,it is dial up and slow,but what the heck.
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Most public libraries offer free internet, both on library computers and WiFi for your own laptops. Give Miggy a break here... she's a kind, caring lady who's only trying to understand why she got shorted $$ this month.bump
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If you were approved for 200. on the 10th, why didn't you get it on the 10th? Seems they'd pay back from the time you were supposed to get it? Haven't a clue. Why don't you call and ask them?
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So you are grateful for getting $120, after you paid $189K in taxes? Thread: To date I have paid nearly $189,000.00 in income tax.
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Thanks for your opinions about this, guys.

Sorry it took me a few minutes to thank you- I was helping a neighbor.

And yes, I have free internet.

My city offers free WiFi.

Still, I don't get it.

I understand that it could be prorated based upon being allocated the amount on the first of the month and not receiving the allocation until the 10th.

But I always divide my monthly allotment by 4 weeks.

In doing this I won't be able to spend any money for another 10 days or so or I'll tap into my future budget.

I just don't get it.

But thanks for helping me figure it out.

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If you were approved for 200. on the 10th, why didn't you get it on the 10th? Seems they'd pay back from the time you were supposed to get it? Haven't a clue. Why don't you call and ask them?
 Quoting: Nine's


Hi, sweet Nine,

I went into the office this afternoon. The guy said I was supposed to reapply last month.

I told them I had gone into their office in September and put a change of address in but they still showed me at the old address and believe I probably missed a notification.

Lord.

I want a job so bad.

I really don't want to do this any more.

Anyway, thanks again, everybody, for helping me figure out this new government "math".

I'm just going to sit tight on the credit I have until after Thanksgiving.

Happy night, good friends!

Miggy
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It costs the govt. $40 to provide each $1 of food stamps.

If you receive $200 in food stamps...it costs taxpayers $8000 to make them available.
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It costs the govt. $40 to provide each $1 of food stamps.

If you receive $200 in food stamps...it costs taxpayers $8000 to make them available.
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Honey they gonna get your taxes one way or another. Would you rather they go Wall Street and Halliburton or to someone down on their luck ?
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Go with the flow. It doesn't make sense. But you have to live with it. Good luck to you and I hope your luck changes. Thank God we have what we do for people in a pickle. Judging by your pic, your going to be A otay!
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Sounds like they deducted because when they deposited it you were x amount of days into the month. To be sure, call your case worker and just politely ask for them to explain it.
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If you were approved for 200. on the 10th, why didn't you get it on the 10th? Seems they'd pay back from the time you were supposed to get it? Haven't a clue. Why don't you call and ask them?
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Hi, sweet Nine,

I went into the office this afternoon. The guy said I was supposed to reapply last month.

I told them I had gone into their office in September and put a change of address in but they still showed me at the old address and believe I probably missed a notification.

Lord.

I want a job so bad.

I really don't want to do this any more.

Anyway, thanks again, everybody, for helping me figure out this new government "math".

I'm just going to sit tight on the credit I have until after Thanksgiving.

Happy night, good friends!

Miggy
 Quoting: Miggy

I still don't get it and it makes my head spin trying to figure it out.

There's so much to consider, and it's a good idea to sit tight with what you have if you're able.

Sitting here thinking about what I'd do, it would be a hard decision of whether to save it or spend it now while prices are good.

There are incredible deals with turkeys now, as well as potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc. Doubt the turkeys will go lower and there is very little meat you can get below 1.00 a lb.

Food is a biggie with me. Hate to hear of people going hungry or not having enough. They are cutting food stamps in Ohio and from what I've been reading, it looks like the other states will follow, but they haven't been told yet.

If so, there are going to be so many people in a world of hurt.

You are fortunate that you know how to cook. That in itself can save so much.

Was trying to put myself in your shoes and think it through. After checking local grocery prices, I came up with a list of what I'd probably do......using half or less of the money and have food to last a while. It was fun doing it, but wouldn't be so fun if it were done out of necessity.

I'll share it if you want, but it's far from ideal, that's for sure.

Have you ever thought about writing about these things? Like self help articles on how you made it with that amount? What you fixed, how you planned, how you arrived at your decision? Magazine publishers are great at seeing the future and what will be selling. They have at least a several month lead time. By the time you got it finished and submitted, it would probably be prime time. People could use it now. I shudder to think how they'll be needing it in a few months. Just a thought.
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If you were approved for 200. on the 10th, why didn't you get it on the 10th? Seems they'd pay back from the time you were supposed to get it? Haven't a clue. Why don't you call and ask them?
 Quoting: Nine's


Hi, sweet Nine,

I went into the office this afternoon. The guy said I was supposed to reapply last month.

I told them I had gone into their office in September and put a change of address in but they still showed me at the old address and believe I probably missed a notification.

Lord.

I want a job so bad.

I really don't want to do this any more.

Anyway, thanks again, everybody, for helping me figure out this new government "math".

I'm just going to sit tight on the credit I have until after Thanksgiving.

Happy night, good friends!

Miggy
 Quoting: Miggy

I still don't get it and it makes my head spin trying to figure it out.

There's so much to consider, and it's a good idea to sit tight with what you have if you're able.

Sitting here thinking about what I'd do, it would be a hard decision of whether to save it or spend it now while prices are good.

There are incredible deals with turkeys now, as well as potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc. Doubt the turkeys will go lower and there is very little meat you can get below 1.00 a lb.

Food is a biggie with me. Hate to hear of people going hungry or not having enough. They are cutting food stamps in Ohio and from what I've been reading, it looks like the other states will follow, but they haven't been told yet.

If so, there are going to be so many people in a world of hurt.

You are fortunate that you know how to cook. That in itself can save so much.

Was trying to put myself in your shoes and think it through. After checking local grocery prices, I came up with a list of what I'd probably do......using half or less of the money and have food to last a while. It was fun doing it, but wouldn't be so fun if it were done out of necessity.

I'll share it if you want, but it's far from ideal, that's for sure.

Have you ever thought about writing about these things? Like self help articles on how you made it with that amount? What you fixed, how you planned, how you arrived at your decision? Magazine publishers are great at seeing the future and what will be selling. They have at least a several month lead time. By the time you got it finished and submitted, it would probably be prime time. People could use it now. I shudder to think how they'll be needing it in a few months. Just a thought.
 Quoting: Nine's


This is the coolest idea in the world. Thank you!

I have spent the past couple of years wondering why I'm in this position- going from riches to rags- and maybe this is part of my purpose.

Indeed, I have found incredible ways to stretch a little food to feed many- kind of like the fishes and loaves.

People on GLP helped me learn a lot once, when I asked for suggestions.

I'll try and find that thread.

Maybe I'll start a journal or something.

There IS one thing I know that has helped me and I doubt many people will believe it:

If you're hungry and won't have food for a couple of days just pray to God to take the feeling away until you get more food.

Truly, it works.

OK. Good night, kiddos.

Miggy
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Go with the flow. It doesn't make sense. But you have to live with it. Good luck to you and I hope your luck changes. Thank God we have what we do for people in a pickle. Judging by your pic, your going to be A otay!
 Quoting: Methane


HaHa.

Thanks, Methane. You've reminded me that I need to change my avatar. That pic is almost 3 years old! Time flies.

Needless to say I don't look quite like that any more!
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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
First off, I am extremely grateful for what I consider to be a temporary situation.

But how did they arrive at this?

About 3 weeks ago I was approved for an amount higher than what I had before.

Based upon my situation I am now going to beallocated $200 per month.

PLEASE DON'T FLAME ME!!!!!

I AM SINCERELY GRATEFUL FOR THIS ASSISTANCE AND TO all of you who are providing it through your taxes.

On Saturday morning I went to the store and was denied my shopping.

I couldn't do anything until today since yesterday was a legal holiday.

I went to the local office and was SO grateful when a worker helped me obtain help that usually takes weeks.

However, he said I would only have $120 until December 10th instead of $200 because they had to prorate it from the past few days.

On the 10th, I would have been awarded $200.

On the 13th, I am awarded $120.

How can $80 depreciate in 3 days?

That's almost 50%.

I can not say this enough:

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!


All I'm trying to do is understand the math.

Anyone?
 Quoting: Miggy


I'm sorry to say this miggy, but If you can post a thread on GLP, you dont need foodstamps.
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You know I've said this before but I am unemployed and caring for elderly parents in my home. I dont' have a printer. I would have to pay to have someone print resumes for me and then snail mail them without my computer - or fight with the kids at the library - which has a 1/2 hr. limit for internet access. Most places if you snail mail your resume you look like an idiot these days.

I also claim my unemployment benefits, check my parents meds and numerous other things including monitoring my debts and accounts. I also get regular e-mails from unemployment with job listings I otherwise wouldn't have access too.

You people who rant about "entitlements" - and I know there are many raping the system - but you need to remember some of us are your neighbors and friends. We've been devastated by Obama's economy and for many of us it's the first time we've been forced to turn to the government for help. And what do we get? Foul mouthed people who tell us to get off our asses and stop taking handouts. You people are EXACTLY the reason I'm glad the government IS there. My neighbors, my churches, my community does not have the heart or the moral compass to care about me or help me. That's who we're supposed to turn to right, instead of the government?

I'm on a rant, but when Miggy feels like she's gotta come on here and thank everyone for their freakin' tax dollars, it pisses me off. Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians - you need to grow a HEART. The point of government assistance is to help us AVOID being bloated and covered with flies. But you want to see us there before we are considered "deserving" of anything.
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Now how is it that food stamp reductions start immediately after the elections?

One question....who did YOU vote for?
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Now how is it that food stamp reductions start immediately after the elections?

One question....who did YOU vote for?
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good timing huh? It was on Fox News today. States timed it so as to be sure to get the Obama vote. OHIO was the big one. Swing state. Funny huh?
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First off, I am extremely grateful for what I consider to be a temporary situation.

But how did they arrive at this?

About 3 weeks ago I was approved for an amount higher than what I had before.

Based upon my situation I am now going to beallocated $200 per month.

PLEASE DON'T FLAME ME!!!!!

I AM SINCERELY GRATEFUL FOR THIS ASSISTANCE AND TO all of you who are providing it through your taxes.

On Saturday morning I went to the store and was denied my shopping.

I couldn't do anything until today since yesterday was a legal holiday.

I went to the local office and was SO grateful when a worker helped me obtain help that usually takes weeks.

However, he said I would only have $120 until December 10th instead of $200 because they had to prorate it from the past few days.

On the 10th, I would have been awarded $200.

On the 13th, I am awarded $120.

How can $80 depreciate in 3 days?

That's almost 50%.

I can not say this enough:

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!

I am grateful! I am Grateful! I am GRATEFUL!!!!!!


All I'm trying to do is understand the math.

Anyone?
 Quoting: Miggy


I'm sorry to say this miggy, but If you can post a thread on GLP, you dont need foodstamps.
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You know I've said this before but I am unemployed and caring for elderly parents in my home. I dont' have a printer. I would have to pay to have someone print resumes for me and then snail mail them without my computer - or fight with the kids at the library - which has a 1/2 hr. limit for internet access. Most places if you snail mail your resume you look like an idiot these days.

I also claim my unemployment benefits, check my parents meds and numerous other things including monitoring my debts and accounts. I also get regular e-mails from unemployment with job listings I otherwise wouldn't have access too.

You people who rant about "entitlements" - and I know there are many raping the system - but you need to remember some of us are your neighbors and friends. We've been devastated by Obama's economy and for many of us it's the first time we've been forced to turn to the government for help. And what do we get? Foul mouthed people who tell us to get off our asses and stop taking handouts. You people are EXACTLY the reason I'm glad the government IS there. My neighbors, my churches, my community does not have the heart or the moral compass to care about me or help me. That's who we're supposed to turn to right, instead of the government?

I'm on a rant, but when Miggy feels like she's gotta come on here and thank everyone for their freakin' tax dollars, it pisses me off. Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians - you need to grow a HEART. The point of government assistance is to help us AVOID being bloated and covered with flies. But you want to see us there before we are considered "deserving" of anything.
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Please oh please register so I can give you karma.. because this is well said. People have forgotten to help one another and this is the time when we should help each other the most. The last thing I would want is to be kicked while I'm already down if I needed help and that's exactly what this negativity does.
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Thanks for your opinions about this, guys.

Sorry it took me a few minutes to thank you- I was helping a neighbor.

And yes, I have free internet.

My city offers free WiFi.

Still, I don't get it.

I understand that it could be prorated based upon being allocated the amount on the first of the month and not receiving the allocation until the 10th.

But I always divide my monthly allotment by 4 weeks.

In doing this I won't be able to spend any money for another 10 days or so or I'll tap into my future budget.

I just don't get it.

But thanks for helping me figure it out.

scratching
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Your city offers free WiFi?

Sorry Miggy not trying to doubt you claim, just super curious where that occurs, if you don't mind?

thanks hf
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Most public libraries offer free internet, both on library computers and WiFi for your own laptops. Give Miggy a break here... she's a kind, caring lady who's only trying to understand why she got shorted $$ this month.bump
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So as long as you're 'kind and caring', you can pay at least 35 dollars per month for internet and collect food stamps?

Fucking hypocrites.

Now that it's one of your own (registard) that needs food stamps, it's ok.

Serious mental gymnastics being performed there.
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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
Your city offers free WiFi?

Sorry Miggy not trying to doubt you claim, just super curious where that occurs, if you don't mind?

thanks hf
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I don't know why they do it Jack, but they do.

I'm in Northern Oklahoma.
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11/14/2012 11:37 AM
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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
Your city offers free WiFi?

Sorry Miggy not trying to doubt you claim, just super curious where that occurs, if you don't mind?

thanks hf
 Quoting: JackedVegan


I don't know why they do it Jack, but they do.

I'm in Northern Oklahoma.
 Quoting: Miggy


The city I work in (Poulsbo, WA) just managed to get the center of town WiFi (for free) service. They'd put in the fiber-optics several years ago when other services were being updated, and we got the go-ahead just a month ago. Sooner or later they may add a charge to use it, but for now it's free.

It's also free at my library (our limit is an hour a day, or more if the machines are not in use), and our WiFi extends beyond the building itself, so if you have your mobile device and are waiting outside in your car for the library to open, you can hook up also.

So, lots of people (even those currently on welfare) can manage to use the internet without having to pay for it. Remember, Miggy isn't the usual rags to riches gal... she went the other way, and a computer was in her life before she hit the skids and needed some help.

My family's personal laptop is 5 years old and counting, and still going strong, so IF we ever needed to stop paying for internet at home, we'd STILL have some options for keeping connected without having to pay for it.
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11/14/2012 11:49 AM

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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
Most public libraries offer free internet, both on library computers and WiFi for your own laptops. Give Miggy a break here... she's a kind, caring lady who's only trying to understand why she got shorted $$ this month.bump
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So as long as you're 'kind and caring', you can pay at least 35 dollars per month for internet and collect food stamps?

Fucking hypocrites.

Now that it's one of your own (registard) that needs food stamps, it's ok.

Serious mental gymnastics being performed there.
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Don't know about you.. but I can get high speed internet in my area for about 15.00 a month. You can also end up with a membership on this site either through generosity (karma points) or gathering up your own karma points and cashing them in.

Anything else?
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11/14/2012 11:55 AM
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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
Miggy I reapplied when I was supposed to. I took it IN to the office. Somehow it got lost and we lost a whole 2 months of benefits. I'm on chemo and this was another low blow. After we were reapproved they cut us 60$ a month. Good think we like coupons and thrift shopping.
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11/14/2012 11:57 AM

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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
Miggy I reapplied when I was supposed to. I took it IN to the office. Somehow it got lost and we lost a whole 2 months of benefits. I'm on chemo and this was another low blow. After we were reapproved they cut us 60$ a month. Good think we like coupons and thrift shopping.
 Quoting: CalmSerenity


If you don't already do it, I highly recommend searching out your favorite foods and writing into the companies. A nice letter on how much you like their product goes a long way! Kemps, Old Orchard and Gold N Plump chicken are all especially awesome with coupons.
Guenwyfar

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"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

"Religion is like a penis, it's fine to have one and be proud of it, but when you take it out and wave it in my face, that's when we have a problem."
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11/19/2012 07:43 PM
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Re: Help. How does the government prorate my food stamps? I don't get it.
Another poverty-stricken Oklahoma rethuglican shill on FOODSTAMPS.

wtf

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