First time poster. I'm hoping this isn't a mistake, asking here.
I am on food assistance from the state, while trying to find work. As there are no jobs locally that I can get without experience or a college degree, I decided going to school was my best option. I was warned that going full time to college will cut off my food assistance from CT. Full time as determined by the college is four 3 credit courses in one semester. I thus only took three classes instead of four, as advised by my worker.
They are cutting my food assistance off anyway, because I'm going to college. Specifically, because I am a student in higher education, in spite of telling me in August I'd be fine.
Why? If I can't get work without school, but my only method of gaining food is to go to soup kitchens, beg from distant relatives, pray for donations from friends online, or rely on the state to pay for my food WITHOUT work, why are they penalizing me for trying to get an education to get a job? My only option outside of gaining an education is to go on welfare. Does the state WANT me to be a mooch on the system instead of being gainfully employed?
This is posted from a friend's house, as I can't afford internet in my home and thus don't have it. My replies thus may be sporadic, if there are responses.