Mudcat Café message #1032858 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63553   Message #1032858
Posted By: Kaleea
09-Oct-03 - 11:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
Subject: RE: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
I was a caseworker in Phoenix when the so-called "welfare reform" took effect. I saw elderly couples who could not pay for their prescriptions or their living expenses lose their food stamps. If you were maxing out your credit cards paying your bills while you had no income, then you were automatically considered suspect because nobody can pay their bills if they have no income--& you would have to prove who gave you the $$ you paid the bills with & for what purposes (even when no one gave you $$--duh!) or else you were tossed aside, & got no benefits because obviously you had money you were'nt reporting--at least according to Congress, anyway. People who were attempting to get a foster child of 3 yrs registered to receive medical care for the child who had a serious disease were tossed a big curve & told they were on their own when our new 'puter programs pointed out that the child's social security number was evidently being used by 6 different adults at 6 different jobs--& that they were on their own to go to the Soc Sec office to clean up the problem. Etc., Etc., Etc. When does it all end?