What do you do if you lose your job or your ex loses his job and receives a downward modification in child support? Single moms have many challenges. In todays economic climate it isnít unusual for a single mom to be faced with financial difficulties. There are services set up for just such situations. Although it is the last thing most of us want to do, sometimes reaching out to state agencies is an only option.
Below is a list of resources single moms will find helpful if they are experiencing economic difficulties.
1. AFDC (Aid To Familyís With Dependent Children): This is a federally funded program set up to assists parents who have children under the age of 18 at home. The amount awarded monthly is based on the familyís income. There is a five-year lifetime assistance policy.
2. EBT (Food Stamps): Instead of food stamps there is now an EBT card which is much like a credit or debit card. When you go to the grocery store to purchase food you swipe your EBT card, put in your PIN number and you are finished. No more embarrassing coupons for food stamps!
3. Medicaid: Is a federally funded type of insurance for low-income families. With Medicaid go to the doctor if you are sick or if your child is sick. Qualifications vary state to state.
4. WIC (Women Infant Children): Th WIC program provides nutritional foods to pregnant women and women with children up to age five. This is also an income based program that pays for items such as baby formula, cheese, milk and eggs.
5. Low Income Housing: Hud assist individuals find low income rental properties. If you are having a problem finding housing you can afford visit Hud.com for more information about how to qualify.