Can I get assistance from any goverment program? 3 Answers as of June 06, 2011I am a US citizen, and currently unemployed (not eligible for unemployment compensation). My wife just recently got her green card and she is banned from getting any government assistance for 5 years. My situation is that I haven’t found a job yet and I’m running out of cash (my savings) and I’m thinking in getting help from the government, because I need to provide for my 5 year old daughter, who is a US citizen as well. Can I get government help for both, my daughter, and myself and exclude my wife? And what will this affect my wife’s permanent residence?
Komanapalli Massey LLP | Mark A. Massey, Esq.
In California at least, you can get medical insurance for your child, possibly for yourself too, you can get an ebt debit card which they will load with a couple hundred per month, maybe more (the new food stamps), you may apply for general relief, which is not worth a lot, but it is something, and they will help you find work. You can also resort to private charitable organizations such as local churches, food banks, and so on. Dig in and investigate.
Answer Applies to: California