The poverty line has been pushed up and up and up, and now some of the biggest companies in the U.S. are in line. The bailouts seem to be a trend and if you have at least a billion dollars worth of debt, you can get some assistance. But, us little guys with a little credit card debt, some foreclosures waiting to happen, teeter tottering on the brink of bankruptcy can’t get $20 from social service.
A woman with a monthly income from her social security of $672, couldn’t get $20 in food stamps. Unfortunately, her story is not uncommon. According to MSNBC, the food stamp program now named the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as of October 1, only accepts those at or below the poverty level which is $35,604 for a family of eight. Of course the eligibility limits vary in some states, but essentially, you can just about count on not receiving any assistance unless you check your mail outside your cardboard box. Read here while you fill out your medicaid forms. May as well try to get something out of them before they discontinue it all.