Statement of Need
November 28, 2011
Statement of Needs
Harnett County ranks 23 percent with children who are in poverty. The economy has put a hardship on families. The effects that families have developed are losing employment, or acquiring to take employment with lower wages. During this economy crisis families are finding it difficult to provide the basic essentials for his or her family. With individuals that have lost his or her job receiving unemployment benefits are just about one third of his or her normal wages.
Families that reside in Harnett County have to go to Department of Social Service to obtain assistance with providing food for his or her family. Families receiving assistance are using Food Stamps, and this has increased to 23 percent and increased by 29 percent in the state of North Carolina. There is a protocol for individuals to qualify for Food Stamps below is a chart of the number of household members and how much the income for the household can have to be eligible for Food Stamp assistance. In figure 1 will show the amount of income per household that individuals can have to qualify for assistance with the service of Food Stamps. Figure 1: Number of Household Members:
Some individuals who are receiving unemployment benefits or are receiving disability benefits may exceed the amount to qualify to receive services for assistance with providing food for his or her family. Department of Social Service has a scale that shows how much that a family may be eligible for but after all the individuals income and monthly bills are subtracted out of the amount before taxes most of the time the individual will not get the expected amount of Food Stamps allotment amount in Figure 2. Figure 2: Eligibility of benefits for Families.
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