Unemployment is clearly a cash cow.
Trust me, I was just as shocked as you when I found this out.
Unfortunately the big bucks that I pull in from unemployment disqualifies me from receiving any type of assistance from LIHEAP or a Link card.
What kills me is that when I explain my basic monthly outlay to keep a roof over my head and the lights on the reply I receive is "We don't take your bills into account. That's not how this program works."
For a family of one (the cat doesn't count)can only have a gross income of about $1,100 a month to qualify for the Link card. For LIHEAP the most you can only is $1,354 a month.
I completely understand why many are just pissed off.
No one will help you despite the fact you've been a good egg and paid into the system.
Most homeowners with equity in their homes will not be helped by the Obama Plan.
Most single people can't qualify for a medical card or the Link card from the state.
One would almost think that the social service system isn't designed to help the middle class. You might also be tempted to think that the once you qualify for any type of help, that the system is designed to either keep you impoverished or make you lie to keep your benefits.
I'm done. I'm totally absolutely done.