Chelsea - posted on 08/07/2013 ( 54 moms have responded )
Ok, Yea I don't have children but my boyfriend has three. I got in a car wreck because my brakes failed and I totaled my car. I had to quit my job because I was working 1st shift and my bf was working 2nd and our jobs were at the complete other side of a town that is a 30 min drive for us. I applied for government assistance Foodstamps, Medicaid, pretty , much everything I could. We had full coverage on my car yet the insurance company seems to be taking there time. With me not working and our bills being crazy high WE NEED THE HELP. I have had a job and held one for years, pay my taxes and give to the community. I got a phone call saying that since I have no children and my boyfriends children don't live with us I cant receive any medical help. And since I have no children I cant receive any other help either. My boyfriend is pretty much twice my age so his children are grown. I am stuck at home with no car and no job, and no help. I mean I have so many friends that are getting 200 a month for foodstamps, Wic and all medical free, because they have children... My friend has worked for 6 months her entire life and then sits at home with her one child and claims she cant work because she cant trust anyone with her son.. She gets everything free.. And her boyfriend also makes 15 an hour. Then she calls me up saying she is pregnant again, but she isn't worried because the government will pay for it... Meaning all of us that work... Seriously? I get denied because I don't have children? I still have bills and physically cant work and I want to work, but to deny me because I don't have children? On top of that my boyfriends ex wife just got thousands of dollars in disability because she was a DRUG ADDICT!!! I mean all of this stuff really boils my blood.. people getting government money, OUR taxes because they cant afford children or they do drugs or are alcoholics.. This just doesn't seem right. You would think the government would be more willing to help the people that arnt druggies, or alcoholics, and has pretty much supported themselves, and does not have children they cant afford.. I mean I have not had a child because I DONT want to struggle. Which I found out with how much my boyfriend makes if we did have a child we could not get any assistance because he makes too much? This is all so frustrating. WE pay taxes, we constantly work, but because I have no children I cant get any help, and if I did have a child they still wouldn't help us. But most of my friends that are working fast food or not working at all can have a child each year and have the government take care of everything.. What sense does that make. Why would you rather help someone out that has done nothing for this country, that refuses to work, but doesn't believe in birth control, or messes their own lives up with drugs and alcohol then someone that doesn't do drugs, and doesn't drink, and pays ungodly amount in taxes, and chooses to wait to have a child. Either way I'm screwed, have a child only with my boyfriends salary on top of a crazy amount of bills, get a job, pay a babysitter and have even more bills, or don't have one at all because I will receive no help from the government. I am not just speaking about things I have no clue about I have spent hours researching all of this, and seen and heard it all. I have no clue what to do anymore. I keep getting screwed by the government. Just for votes? Why do people that cant support themselves and their family get everything? And the ones that need the help due to no fault of their own get screwed.