I could use some help
I’m not sure where to turn on this and could use some help to get pointed in the right direction.
I’ve been on EBT (aka food stamps) for a few years, now. I started in Oklahoma, obviously. While there, I got around $160 a month, I think. When I moved to New York, I was able to get benefits again, this time for $189 a month due to the increased cost of living out here.
I was just processed for my yearly renewal. I don’t know what happened. My circumstances have not changed in any way. Maybe I filled the form out wrong, though I swear I did it the same was as when I applied. My benefits have been dropped to $43 a month. There’s no way I can eat on that.
When I called the number on the notice, I realized my cast worker is named I. M. Worker (WTF?!). The lady I spoke to said that it was because my rent was so low (I pay half of an $800 a month rent), the power bill isn’t in my name (even though I still pay half), and that I have no medical bills (which is a HUGE mistake on their part). She said there’s nothing I could do and that I should move to another state if I wanted better benefits (excuse me?!).
I’m having panic attacks about this. Just writing this post is killing me. I have no one to really turn to here. My friends turn to me for help with government agencies. The people that help me with things only help me with school related matters.
I don’t know what to do. Can anyone help me?