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Cal Fresh, Cash Aid, General Relief, or Medical/Medicare

Listen up ladies and gentlemen:

I was standing in this welfare office looking dumb and wondering what I will do first, I had three things to take care of and I didn’t know which one to do. So I just got in line, and be prepared ladies and gentlemen if you plan on going to the welfare office, count up to 4 hours, because I was in that line for quite some time. And not to mention for hours. I finally get to the front of the line, and the worker was very heart-warming and informed me of what all I had to do. So I got the paperwork for Cal Fresh, General Relief, and Medical, the packets was as thick as a medical book at a medical college. I was traumatized!

However, I didn’t mind, because I do love filling out forms, unlike the lady sitting next to me, she was devastated and talking shit at the same time. I finally filled out the paperwork, and had to get back in line and insert the documents in a basket. Then waited until my name was called. I arrived at 7:45 am and it was already 11:30 and my name was called for the Cal Fresh. The worker and I went over the documents, and in the meantime, I had to leave and then return to turn in other documents, in which it was hassle, I didn’t have a car at the time, I was catching the bus. After an hour or so, another worker called my name. I then, had to meet with a Cal fresh worker for the Cal Fresh benefits, in which took another few hour or so. I was traumatized again, on how long it took for me to apply for Cal fresh and then had to apply separately for the General relief. It was freaking unbelievable! Being there at the welfare office for that amount of time and was extremely uncomfortable made me want to throw in the towel. I couldn’t throw in the towel, because I needed general relief for my rent, Cal fresh for food and medical. This experience was a nightmare. It was a long wait, babies crying, unusual smells, long lines, upset people, and angry people. This was the longest process I ever engaged in.

And then you have one worker who is phenomenal while the other worker is a mean as the “wicked witch of the east, west, north and south.

This is experience was “hell”! And this was in June of 1985

  • That was the last time that I had to deal with a nice worker and then a shitty worker.

  • That was the last time that I had to stay in long miserable lines.

  • That was the last time that I had to deal with cranky individuals, shitty workers, individuals with unusual smells, frustrated individuals, mean individuals, impatient individuals and all other individuals,

No disrespect ladies and gentlemen, to be honest hanging at the welfare office is not “an option”! It’s Hell! After June 1985, I did not have to worry about applying at the welfare office because I learned to do it myself. No more long lines, no more misery and no more hell!

Jackson’ s Kare to the Rescue: It takes less than an hour, to complete the process with Jackson’s Kare, and then an over-the-phone appointment, or can schedule to go in, but why, when you can do it over the phone, and make life much easier and simpler; then go to the welfare office, turn in the requested documents, take your fingerprints, pick up your Cal Fresh card or Cash Aid card and be on your way. Your medical card will be mailed to you.

I’m telling you; come to Jackson’s Kare and the process is less than an hour. Come on in, I’m the bomb!

There is no long lines, no waiting, and the process is quick and in a hurry! You will be smiling the entire time, just like I was!

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