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Old 04-18-2015, 06:34 AM
 
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The whole topic of this thread makes me sick. Society does not owe anyone welfare simply because they choose not to work. However if the OP is serious then he should look for liberal states with huge welfare systems. Obviously it will be easier to sponge off the people of those states simply because they choose to allow it.
Not really, there aren't any "liberal" states in America. Just less conservative ones.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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I don't think everyone is meant to go to college and work a nine to five but you have to do something to support yourself. Striving to obtain welfare is truly pathetic.

What do you think your going to do all day if your homeless? Do you honestly think sleeping under a bridge or dumpster diving for dinner is relaxing?

Listen, most people don't like their jobs but working is part of life. There's got to be something that you can do to earn a little bit of money that won't crush your soul.

I really think you need antidepressants not advice on what state to move to.
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Old 04-18-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I'm not sure how viable such a move would be. Mommy's probably still breastfeeding him.
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Old 04-18-2015, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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okay so basically I'm living at my moms house on the east coast, I wont say exactly where...and it's time now for me to live on my own permanently.

The thing is that I'm super lazy and haven't had a job in years, or haven't been in school, etc., and dont really want to do either of those things anymore. All I'm really inclined to do is play guitar and stuff, and I'm just professionally lazy, but also highly artistic. I'm so lazy that I'm really considering homelessness as a viable option.

But... is there any state I can go to and expect to get help with an apartment? because I have only a small amount of cash. I mean there is something called welfare right? the state I live in now has a proper system of cash assistance for individuals, and I want to go somewhere that also has a proper system in place. Maybe most every state does have this in place? I don't know, I have to make phone calls I guess. I think not every state has a good system in place, which is what I really need to find out. I think if I could roll with some cash assistance, it would be enough to pay for a place to live for a while.

But the states I'm really interested in moving to on the west coast would be Oregon, maybe even Utah...and if I stayed on the east coast probably connecticut, vt, NH, mass...and if south I could probably roll with North carolina or Virginia...I might even go for wisconsin if it was chill, but lets be honest probably not. I mean honestly my true self would rather just head to europe and call it a day, but I don't know if its that easy. But overall, my question is what state can I go to and get help with paying for an apartment and not be stuck on the streets questioning my life.
Dude you seem like a cool human. If you come to Minnesota I'll work 50% overtime so you can flick your bean.
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Old 04-18-2015, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I would be okay with some employment, I just don't think full time work is going to happen for me. The last job I had, the manager said I was the worst employee in that department in history, and the department was super behind because I just didn't do the necessary stuff everyday and moved really slow... who knows.

No but if you are already homeless and then you apply for welfare, SSI--call it whatever, you can get on it...thats what a lady told me when I applied. But if you live with your parents or something, you have to go through a lawyer and do a whole bunch of pointless crap. But if you're homeless you can get right it on a needs base. So I might just need to find a place to be functionally homeless for a while and reapply. But who knows maybe I will just have a damned life from here on out

But for Oregon...isn't it only Portland that is overrun by homeless crises? what if I went to eastern Oregon or one of those smaller college towns like La grande? wouldnt that be possible
I would not try it, those cities are even more strapped than Portland. It would be dangerous as well. You would be on the streets and vulnerable to all the gypsies and thugs who come to town and take advantage of naive campers like you. You would not last a minute. There are others like yourself who get that idea and think they are on to something. There is nothing there for them. They fall prey to all sorts of criminals who look for them.

It's worse in Portland especially in the summertime when they converge on the downtown streets and people get beaten up but the small towns are not immune to this.

I don't think there is any state that will allow you to permanently live on welfare if you are able bodied and can work.

You are not eligible for SSI unless you have a serious disability. It isn't "whatever" or automatic. You have to be seriously disabled and unable to work. And they check up on you to make certain you are. Oregon is one of the toughest states to get it. I was on it but had to go through an attorney in order to receive it. They are very strict.

What you do with your life is your business but if it is going to involve trying to get others to take care of you, you are going to have a very difficult time of it.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:20 PM
 
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to be honest I should stop asking people, because I have more inside knowledge on this than anyone I think... because I already applied for disabilities and spoke to the lady in charge who said that w/ SSI you can get it if you're homeless, and its not a huge shtick. Maybe it will be dangerous, but not in a town like ashville, NC? ahhh I'm gonna stop asking this forum and just continue my investigation in real life.

I apologize to Robert(insert numbers) for the falling out, I didn't mean to type a bunch of mean crap and say that you are a racist...
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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hmm yea I guess no place is going to be so great. I might try somewhere on the east coast...I mean I have to remind myself that a more successful endeavor would be to live abroad, so I may not want to get overly caught up in an american dream when I could try to aim for a european dream later on down the road...anywhere I can dissappear to and dissolve into experiences and be a total outsider is the dream I think... so I may want to try for some place in new england because then I'm moving closer to real england...matter fact I think I have some irish lineage maybe i can work something out and obtain a EU passport...I'm so lazy though...ahh

Hey! You should DEFINITELY move to the UK or Europe - that is a marvelous idea!
(Although this may be harder than what you think) you can be their problem (gift), not ours.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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This can not be real...has to be a troll thread.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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to be honest I should stop asking people, because I have more inside knowledge on this than anyone I think... because I already applied for disabilities and spoke to the lady in charge who said that w/ SSI you can get it if you're homeless, and its not a huge shtick. Maybe it will be dangerous, but not in a town like ashville, NC? ahhh I'm gonna stop asking this forum and just continue my investigation in real life.

I apologize to Robert(insert numbers) for the falling out, I didn't mean to type a bunch of mean crap and say that you are a racist...

You have to be 65 or blind and/or disabled with low to limited income. So someone steered you wrong.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI)-- SSI Eligibility
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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LOL!!!!!! I cannot believe you people are taking this joker seriously! LMFAO

He is obviously just posting this to get a rise out of everyone, and you suckers were duped!
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