If you are out of work due to COVID19 or shelter-in-place, please apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) which was previously known as food stamps, you have already paid into the program now it’s your turn to use it. Also, apply for MEDICAID.
You know, I’ve always said it’s by the grace of God that I am where I am today. Back when I was about 30 years old, a facility where I worked was in the midst of closing and I was furloughed, my son was 5 years old. I screwed up my unemployment because I took a know nothing job and I hated it so much that I quit the job which disqualified me for unemployment. However, I was able to get Welfare and Food Stamps for about six or nine months and then I got picked up for a job by the State of California working in Social Services. Believe it or not, I still retirement money in PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) but I think the earliest that I can take that money out is 59 1/2, although, I could have years ago moved the money into my retirement plan but as my momma would say don’t keep all your eggs in one basket.
My nephew, while in college, a couple of years ago, applied for and he qualified for food stamps because he was a starving student.
Don’t feel embarrassed about applying for SNAP or MEDICAID, you’ve paid into the system now use it!