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100% poverty

Post by Shopper » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:58 pm

Hello, I'm in need of some assistance Help with utility bills, I have a turn off notices and meet the 100% poverty guidelines. I have been I'm behind on utilities because they closed my food stamp case for 3 months. So, I only get $320 a month for 4 people, the normal food stamp amount for 4 people is $649 and the normal amount for 3 people is $511!!?? They guideline for Maryland says the max net income for a family of 4 under 100% federal poverty level is $2025!! So, the income is my daughters $735 disability and the $600 is my children's child support. 
So, I have absolutely NO INCOME. So, the income is theirs and it’s under the 100% federal poverty level. BUT NO-ONE, NO-ONE   WILL HELP US AT SOCIAL SERVICES. They say that I get what I get and that's it!
So, its ok to not have enough food for my kids. I need someone to please help us and I can't stand living like this anymore and I don't want my kids hungry and living like this. So here is the reason why I'm in this situation.... But they keep telling me no. So, at that time I had to spend the money on food for my 3 children.  Our income is $600 of child support and my daughter's disability of$735.  So, their total income for 3 people is $1335!!!
And mine is$0.00 Which is way below poverty level. But Iwi must pay all utilities, gas, electric and water.  I am in a housing program called HIP. And I pay 30% of my income.  And I have a vehicle plus I do pay for medical supplies that are not covered by insurance. So, I am on a very limited and tight income. I'm struggling so much I want to get out of this situation.  I am not working because of medical, been Appling for disability since 2007!! And I have major medical issues and mental health.  But they keep telling me no.  So, if anyone could help us get some assistance for any of my needs I Would greatly appreciate out very much.  Thanks very much and God Bless.                    Lisa

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