A couple of weeks ago I sent in my application to possibly get food stamps.On the 11th of this month a lady called me and said I had a telephone appt for the next day.A man called me that morning.He asked me questions to verify what I had already written.He said he was going to send me some papers and they needed a copy of my bank statement and a rent receipt.I said no problem. This past Friday I got a letter from them saying I had missed my appointment, when I did not.It showed a workers name and a phone number, but when you called it noone would answer and it belonged to someone else.I finally got an operator and told him what happened.He said that I would be getting a letter showing they turned me down.He said they would send me another application.I ask him what about medical statements for things that I had to buy on my own, he said if I sent them the statements showing I buy them.I am a veteran, a diabetic and have to buy my own strips as I am not insulin dependent.I am also 100% permanently disabled with intensive pain.They had determined tbut I was not qualified and did not let me know.The only money I get is disability pay each month, but they said I was not qualified to get the food stamps.I was hnest with every question they asked.I don't understand this, they grant food stamps to some of the most crooked people there are. They lie on their application for the amount of dependents, getting a relative to write a note for them saying that their two children live at their house so they can get more.This is so wrong. I have been working since I was sixteen years old. I have never ask for anybody's help and the first time I do I get turned down. I am a veteran, I served my country but that doesn't matter.I am a diabetic and have a horrible nerve disease of the sinal cord. I have to buy special foods, but can't afford them.i recently applied for food stamps because i am a single mom whom just had knee surgery and on dissability short term. i make 21 dollars too much. what a joke. the government needs to up the limit for food stamp qualifacations with rising food cost instead of sitting around with their bellys full while the working class starve.
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