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Old 06-28-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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They have a chance, but it is easier living on the dole
What do you know about "living on the dole"? Seriously. You done it? Do you know what funds and assistance are available -- especially for undocumented persons?

If you knew what you were snarking about there, you'd not have written that. Flaming ignorance.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What do you know about "living on the dole"? Seriously. You done it? Do you know what funds and assistance are available -- especially for undocumented persons?

If you knew what you were snarking about there, you'd not have written that. Flaming ignorance.
It’s not hard to see why. For this story, CBS 21 researched what government programs are available to a single mother of two making $19,000 a year. What we found was incredible.

Our family would be eligible for $14,976 in free day care, another $13,400 for Head Start and Early Head Start, $7,148 in housing vouchers, $6,500 for weatherization projects, $400 to pay heating bills, $480 a year for a cell phone, with an extra $230 for a land line, and $182 in free legal advice.

The family would get more than $6,028 in food assistance and another $6,045 in medical assistance. The mother is eligible for $5,500 in Pell Grants for school with an additional $12,000 for the Education Opportunity Grant; SMART Grant; and TEACH Grant.

Our family would also get $6,800 in tax credits, and $1,900 in withholding would be returned.

Add it up and this family can get $81,589 in free assistance.

Living the good life off of government benefits - CBS 21 News - Breaking news, sports and weather for the Harrisburg -York -Lancaster -Lebanon Pennsylvania area
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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Is all that for a low-income family? Wow. 81K?
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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$182 in legal advice would pay for about 1/2 hr. of a lawyer's time. I wonder what that's about. Notice that the mother wouldn't be able to get health insurance, though. Her child would be eligible for a federal health insurance program, but according to this (unless they forgot to research that), she wouldn't.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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Something else I learned in the course of my research is that during Jerry Brown's first time as Governor, California created 1.5 Million Jobs
Budget surplus, jobs, he's great.

I would love a solar home; and a Chevy Volt.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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I read this as well. I love the Dem supermajority, very good for the country. May it spread to other states.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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$182 in legal advice would pay for about 1/2 hr. of a lawyer's time. I wonder what that's about. Notice that the mother wouldn't be able to get health insurance, though. Her child would be eligible for a federal health insurance program, but according to this (unless they forgot to research that), she wouldn't.
Many free and low cost clinics, in home care and dental care are provided through government programs. Not to mention the emergency room. But they are not a defined monthy benifit, so it wasn't included in the news article I assume.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Many free and low cost clinics, in home care and dental care are provided through government programs. Not to mention the emergency room. But they are not a defined monthy benifit, so it wasn't included in the news article I assume.
A low-income person like that would be eligible for state-subsidized insurance. The states now run insurance pools that offer up to 75% off the cost of individual insurance plans.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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And then Texas will entice them to relocate our way with cheaper taxes.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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And then Texas will entice them to relocate our way with cheaper taxes.
Tell you what: I think it's a great deal for Texas to take 1/2 million off our hands and overburdened infrastructure ... how about take about 15 million more ... what can I do to help that become a reality?
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