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- December 29, 2006 at 8:18 pm #250823Guest
Honestly, while 350 a week might not seem like a whole lot, it’s
higher than working a 40 hour per week job at minimum wage. In fact,it’s the same as if she were working a job and getting paid $8.75
take home pay. That might not be much, but I recall the days not too
long ago when my husband and I were surviving just fine on $6.50 anhour for 1 job, 40 hours a week, 5 people.
She will likely qualify for WIC, as well as food stamps. Because she
got a judgement for getting child support, WIC will NOT go by whatthe husband makes, but rather the judgement pay. I -think- that food
stamps will as well, but even if they go by the husband’s supposed
pay, it won’t effect the amount by a whole lot, and they will berequired to put down 6 people instead of 5.
Going to the IRS won’t do a whole lot of good if both the boss and
employee show records of him only making $500 a week. They couldinvestigate it, but it’s not going to get your friend anyway, and
certainly not for a while.
If she can’t afford the payments on where she is living, rent orowning, she should find subsidized housing, which is 30% of her
income for the price of rent- $420 a month, based on her judgement
of $1400 a month.If she has a job on top of this, then it’s not likely she will get
much, if anything, from state aid.
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Jennifer Huffwrote:
> I have a relatively new friend (our daughters just startedplaying
> with each other in Kindergarden this year) who just called to tell
me> she spent the day yesterday in court. Her husband dragged her out
> the house by her neck and was attacking her. Fortunately the kids> were sleeping. The neighbors called the cops. She did manage to
> year long restraining order against him. But now this mom of 4(kids
> are 5, 4, 2.5 and 1.5) must live on her own. The court could only
> prove that the husband makes $500 per week-he works for his uncleand
> makes at least double that but under the table-so she will only
get> $350 per week to support 5 people! Has anyone else run into this.
> think (but haven’t said anything to her yet) that she should tellhim
> that he needs to cough up more money or she will call the IRS. Or
> will this land her into trouble too as she is still married tothe
> jerk? We live in the NorthEast and I’m sure the rent at her place
is> easily $1500 per month. She doesn’t have a degree so she would
> make enough money per hour as she would have 3 kids in daycare!I
> want to help, but don’t know what to do. Any suggestions are
helpful.> I know abuse happens, I’ve just never known anyone it has
> to. Thanks.> Jennifer
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