Avatar universal
Beyond upset
I'm so stressed out about finances idk what to do. I was relying on getting food stamps so that me, my boyfriend, and my baby can survive while I'm on maternity leave. He works but he's going to have to pay for rent and all the bills while I'm not working. Idk what we're going to do cause I got rejected. I have $18 to my name and haven't even had the baby yet. I'm so upset Idk what I can do. Even if I did fight and win the case, I still wouldn't get anything for months and I don't have that kind of time. :(
Cancel
11 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Why were you rejected? I got them and I'm also on leave from work?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
5752933 tn?1383537037
You have more of a chance of getting food stamps after the baby is born
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
4476031 tn?1374204274
Yu can try WIC or food pantrys for now i kno its hard my bf works thru a temp agency so sometimes he'll go a week or two with out workin luckily i recieve unemplyment for the time bein. Its not much but it helps. Yu can always try nd apply for unemployment too. Good luck hope things get better
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Because they said I didn't send in all the information but I don't see how because the application was filled completely, I answered all the questions on the phone interview, and I sent in 4 check stubs and a copy of my drivers license like they asked. Monday I'm going to call them and see if they'll tell me exactly what I missed.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I was told you couldn't recieve unemployment on leave because technically you still have a job. But I definitely feel your pain because I have no income of my own whatsoever. My boyfriend works, but I hate to see him doing it all on his own.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I have wic but I didn't get any benefits this month I guess because I'm due this month. I'm not going to get anything else from them till I have the baby
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I seriously had to apply like six times before I got accepted. Persistence is the key with welfare. It's ridiculous but worth it.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Thats crazy..where do u live?? Wen I found out I was pregnant I applied the next day nd was accepted the very next week just cause I was preggo.. they prorated me foodstamps for the rest of the month.. nd I even got Wic right away also..
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
4838161 tn?1369534946
You should go into the office...you may have to sit there for awhile but I was able to see someone and got my card the same day.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
4476031 tn?1374204274
Yea try goin in person to the office its a pain but that might be better. Nd i recieve unemployment becus im a cna nd i do homecare for the elderly when my job found out i was prego they cut my hours to like 5 hrs a week so i applied for partial unemployment nd i got approved.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
you need too see a case worker.. or type in food stamps in ____(your state)
and the website will tell you how much you can make a month, and how much you could recieve if you make under this amount.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KeeLolo, and KTowne commented on KeeLolo's status
4 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KTowne commented on Belle313's status
Sep 29
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KTowne 26 weeks, feeling blessed a... Comment
Sep 29
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources