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New Book: How To Apply For Food Stamps, Welfare, Subsidized Cell Phones, Heating Bills Help And More
New Book About Nine Government Benefit Programs Can Help The 20 million People Who Fail To Apply For Food Stamps And Other Government Benefits Because They Don’t Know They Are Eligible Or How To Apply
By: Andrew Dolan
A USDA study showed that although over 40 million unemployed and underemployed people currently receive food stamps (SNAP), the study also estimated that another 20 million people fail to apply because they either do not know that they are eligible for benefits such as food stamps or do not know how to apply for benefits. For example, California, the largest state, has 3 million people whose incomes are low enough to qualify for food stamps but they simply do not apply for food stamps and other government benefit programs for which they are eligible. Those who qualify for one benefit program, such as food stamps, are often income-eligible for additional benefits, such as subsidized cell phones.
Millions of Americans are just one paycheck away from becoming unemployment statistics. If it happens to you, you need to know what to do next. This book spells out where to get help after you lose your job, your home, or both. It specifically shows where to apply for nine government aid programs that offer food, heating bills assistance, subsidized phone service, subsidized housing, subsidized child care, welfare, unemployment insurance and other benefits.
This book shows where to apply for food stamps (SNAP) and other food programs that put food on the table, where to apply for heating bills assistance and keep the heat turned on during the winter, where to apply for subsidized telephone service and keep your phone turned on, where to apply for subsidized housing (Section 8) and keep a roof over your head, where to apply for unemployment insurance and keep some money coming in, and where to apply for welfare (TANF) and several other benefit programs.
Both the unemployed and the underemployed working poor are eligible to apply. Includes information about nine government benefit programs, the income and assets guidelines used to determine eligibility for benefits and hundreds of agency contact phone numbers (many toll-free) and web sites. Use this book to find out what sorts of government aid programs are available, where to apply and how to keep going during the recession.
How To Get Food Stamps, Welfare And Other Benefits is available on Amazon.com and other online bookstores, 140 pages, $11.95, trade paperback original, ISBN: 1460931157, EAN: 9781460931158. Available from local bookstores by special order. Distributed to libraries and bookstores through Ingram.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1/APPLY FOR FOOD STAMPS (SNAP)
33/APPLY FOR THE SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
41/APPLY FOR SUBSIDIZED HOUSING (SECTION 8)
49/APPLY FOR HEATING BILLS ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP)
61/APPLY FOR SUBSIDIZED PHONE SERVICE (LIFELINE)
75/APPLY FOR WELFARE (TANF - TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES)
85/APPLY FOR SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE (HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START)
89/APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
99/APPLY FOR WORK THROUGH ONLINE JOB BANKS
115/THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP)
119/HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION RESOURCES
120/HUD-APPROVED HOUSING COUNSELING
121/HOUSING FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
122/EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT STATISTICS
123/FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES