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Can college students be eligible to go on welfare so they can survive while they study?

Both of my parents are deceased so I can't turn to them for support. I have ADD and am still working toward a medication dosage that works, so I function a little more slowly than others which means that I have to pour all my time into my studies and cannot simultaneously hold a job. The exception is that I earn about $500/month as a yoga instructor on the side. Yoga is calming and good for my mind so notonly does it earn me a little bit, but it is also very therapeutic. Any other job would stress me out at this point. So I need a little more $ to survive while I attend school. Disability is not an option because I am technically employed. Is welfare an option? Sheesh you people are so mean. I guess I didn't mention that I have bipolar disorder as well and that I'm 37 years old, have served honorably in the military, and have also worked well-paying jobs that have sucked the health, life & joy out of me. Now older & wiser but still at square one, I know that crappy jobs that suck people's souls dry are inhumane. The world is what people create it to be. Daily, endless stress is what people experience when they are slaves to a system that dictates their lives. Adults who have opened their eyes, however, are free to create their own lives. I am now creating my world of yoga, health, and wellness. Does it not sicken anyone that there are so many fat, lazy, unhealthy people on welfare? Why then would an active, healthy, intelligent person who is working toward making the world a bwtter place not be eligible for assistannce in her noble pursuits while overweight, slovenly, devourers of Little Debbie Snacks, Twinkies, and soda ARE recei ...ARE receiving benefits. Does this seem rational to anyone? To address a couple of comments, I do have two children, and the amount I am paid is not contingent upon the number of students in the class. I work for a well-known health club that pays at an hourly rate.

Asked By: Angela - 1/3/2013
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Not with all of the conditions you want to put on getting it... More
Answered By: Kenneth - 1/3/2013
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ADD is not a disability or anything that should keep you from being able to work full time AND go to school. No you are not eligible for welfare. Stress is a part of life. Learn to deal with it.
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Answered By: Supercell - 1/3/2013
 
it isn't that disability is not an option because you are employed... it is because you have an ability to do a job... More
Answered By: Achelios - 1/3/2013
 
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