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Re: “Pinching Pennies

As to the "instructions" on how to use your EBT card, they tell you that you can get cash to pay your bills. I guess the state´s spokesman forgot that small tidbit.

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Posted by sanityzovrtd on 06/13/2010 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Pinching Pennies

I use this money to pay my rent. My landlord DOES NOT take a QWEST card. Why are the people who have nothing being charged, not only $0.85 BUT most banks will charge you between $2 and 3 to get your money. Let alone that you cannot get all your money without getting something small from the grocery store POS machines, so that is another minimum $0.75 to $1 (can you find something under a dollar at the grocery store) and then you can only get no less than $5 increments at a time. Again, you are limited to the amount you can get from the store at one time. Why should we be forced to pay double most of the time for non-food items because we have to use the grocery chains (most cheaper places WONT take EBT QWEST cards) when they want us to be frugal and cost-conscious? Isnt that a bit hypocritical on the state´s part?

Yes, EBT is there for food stamps, but there is a cash side also. The state wants you to direct deposit the cash part into a bank account, but most of us cannot get accounts due to banks using our credit or lack of funds against us, or they charge us monthly fees. Some wont even give you an ATM card and you have to use a check, which is another fee because they dont give you free checks.

So where the heck is that "fee to use grocery stores" going? Where is the fees from the banks going? Who ever talked to the state spokesman and other QWEST EBT users seems to have left out a BIG part of this story. Its too bad. There are many people who need every penny and the state is punishing us for being poor.

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Posted by sanityzovrtd on 06/13/2010 at 8:53 PM

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