When it comes to taking care of your family, it seems like it gets harder and harder every day. The price of things go up, but how much you make on a daily basis never seems to grow. This can often lead to having more bills than money. It can be frustrating, trying to meet ends meet each and every month. Thankfully, there are things you can do to help you make the most of every dollar, and save money around the house.
A good place to start to learn about how to get help taking care of your household is to talk to your local Department of Human Services office. They can help you to begin the process to apply for various services that can help your family, from getting your daycare needs paid for, to even temporary cash aid.
These services are available to families in need, and they will all have different requirements. Most of them are income based, so you will need to make sure that you have any proof of income and your proof of residency available when you make your visit to your local Department of Human Services office.
Once you have these services, there are even more ways for you to get assistance and save money. We all know how expensive it is to have a cell phone. Thankfully, if you are approved for services, benefits and other services, you can likely be approved for Lifeline phone service, both in your home and on a cell phone.
Lifeline phone services are for those who are in need of a phone and can’t pay the prices most cell phone providers charge. These Lifeline companies often offer home phone service for as low as a dollar a month, which is a fraction of what other companies charge. They also offer cell phone services, including talk and text. The price on these service plans vary, though they are usually not more than $10 a month. Some Lifeline companies offer both unlimited talk and text, some offer only one. It is important to do your research into various companies to see which one has the services that best fit your needs. In most cases, all you need to do to start your phone service with these companies is to go into one of their local offices with proof of your acceptance into the required programs.