Today I found out the hard way that my benefits do not include a cash benefit. Why it does not, I do not know.
it’s good for food only.
I never knew there were 2 kinds of snap benefits until I got home and read the information and instructions that went with it.
Now what do I do for pet food, sundries, soap and other necessities? Where do they expect you to get them? Food banks do not usually carry those items. I guess they figure people have an income/source of cash also or they are receiving GA. I have neither one.
Today I figured Let me try the mayor and let him know how pissed I am at the head of SS and the admin who works there —- when i got to his office and spoke to his admin, first it was “he is due back in 20 minutes; let me text him” and five minutes later it was “He isn’t coming back.”
Is he *really* not coming back?
Or is it “Tell this pain in the ass I won’t be back”?
Having a hard time figuring out which one it is.
I am also trying to find a way to dig up the cash to get money to pay for a copy of my birth certificate. I also don’t have bus fare to get back to the county building. Yes, that’s how bad this is.
I was supposed to go back today but I had to do research, also:
Give them a list of where I have applied to/submitted a resume to over the last 2 and a half years and how many interviews I got….and what results came from them.
Give them a list of outstanding expenses and how much is in each expense.
And lastly let them know nobody could help me as far as the heat goes.
I should have had this attended to in September — gone to apply for benefits —- after that joke of a job fair I went to. I don’t know why I let this go for so long — was it denial? Stupidity? What was it? I don’t know.
The clerk at the county (who was an Asian Indian; a pretty good contingency of them work in the county office; how the heck did they get those jobs???) wanted to know how I got by as long as I did on my own.
I am in a real big heap of trouble. I am going to have to call the county and find somebody to talk to to explain what’s going on here with me.
I don’t believe that any of this has happened to me. Is this what life turned out to be for me? Why? I am desparate at this point. I have about half a tank of gas left and wow, what a mess.