I'm just trying to get some help with our bills this coming month. My husband and I work full time and we have 3 kids, ages 13, 7, and 5.
Because of the minimum wage increase, we no longer qualify for food assistance, and our medical coverage is direct pay now so we had to come up with $1600 to pay our initial premium or lose our insurance.
We've already worked out a budget based on our income and starting in September, we'll be back on track financially, but this hit us hard this month and we couldn't afford to lose our insurance because of my frequent medical appointments for my seizure disorder. I haven't been able to get groceries or set aside money for our August rent because of this insurance issue, so I'm just trying to raise the money to cover those.
We've already been going to the food bank, but I can't feed my family on hotdogs, cheese spread and a half gallon of milk per week. I'm not asking for a handout, just a hand up.
We have 4 days to come up with at least $700 for rent or we'll be evicted.