I am a single mother of three, been unemployed, transferring my Down syndrome aunt into my care, they cut my food stamps off,

Q) I am a single mother of three, but only my son lives with me now and he just turned 18, but he is still a junior in High School, I have been unemployed, and have been under the care of a therapist, and my pap. I am in the process of transferring my Down syndrome aunt into my care, which will help with my income, bc of the room and board provided, but her care is 24/7, so it will be like a full time job. She is staying with me for 2 weeks and then her move will take place. I had received a letter telling me I had to go to this work program and they cut my food stamps off, I hadn’t even received a full 3 months. What do I do in this predicament?

A) I understand that you are in a difficult situation. You are a single mother of three, your son is still in high school, you are unemployed, and you are caring for your aunt with Down syndrome. You have been told that you must go to a work program, and your food stamps have been cut off.

Here are some things that you can do to get help:

  • Contact your local social services agency. They can provide you with information about resources that are available to help you, such as food stamps, housing assistance, and job training.
  • Apply for disability benefits. If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for disability benefits. You can apply for disability benefits online or by mail.
  • Contact your local food bank. Food banks provide free food to people who are struggling to make ends meet. You can find a food bank near you by visiting the Feeding America website.
  • Contact your local church or synagogue. Many churches and synagogues offer food pantries and other assistance to people in need.
  • Ask for help from your family and friends. Let your family and friends know that you are struggling, and see if they can help you with things like childcare, transportation, or food.

It is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many people who are struggling, and there are resources available to help you. Please reach out for help, and don’t be afraid to ask for assistance.

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