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  •  Been there (4+ / 0-)

    For a brief time last year, when my husband lost his job and was denied unemployment benefits and I was working part-time as a freelance editor (and for a brief time, as a cashier at the local grocery store, making minimum wage), our family of 5 qualified for and received food "stamps" (now a debit card). I can tell you that I never, ever thought it would happen to us. I got a full-time in January of last year, and my husband found another job in April. During that time, the kids qualified for medical assistance, but both my husband and I went without any health insurance until we passed our probation periods. We are finally crawling out of the hole.

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