I am a single mother of 1 daughter and I have tried physically and mentally to work a normal job, I do not have the ability.
I have been on State assistance, for 36 months (which they call lifetime benefits) for financial assistance.
The Father of my daughter does not help me, And I am also a survivor of domestic violence (which is what this petition is all about).
They can extend these benefits I applied and passed the application for this assistance for Christmas, My SSDI has been denied on the basis that I have not worked enough to recieve this I now have a lawyer working My case.
I have to get statements from doctors but for now I do not have the funding for Christmas, I went to a meeting with my case worker and I was promised they would re-open my case before Christmas, and instead they took me in a meeting of 3 to ask me personal questions that I was embarrassed to answer, so they denied me the extension.
I went to my Domestic Violence case worker and explained this situation to her she then wrote a letter to them stating it was imperitive that my case be extended by 1 month due to the nature of my case.
However when shown this they once again denied me. They now want a police report in addition to the letter and I do not want them to know the details on my case I am under confidentuality with my case.
They have done this to me numerous times and even though I do everything they have asked me to do they still discriminate against me for whatever reason they have.
They are violating my human rights as they do to so many others it is my choice who I share that confidentuality agreement with and I do not feel it is necessary to give them the police reports when my caseworker signed a authentic letter asking them to take another look at my case.
My case worker has in the past assulted me verbally and physically I could have got her for those charges, However it was my word against hers and her boss and the rest of the staff cover for eachother they do not care about someone stuggling that would rather not disclose personal and confidential issues.
I am asking as many people as possible to sign this for 2 reasons:
1. If after hearing this story ( I do have concrete proof of my accusations) to get the state to restore my financial for one month so I can provide my child Christmas this year.
2. So we can prevent this from happening to someone else, The corruption at DWS has got to stop!!!!!
Please take time to sign this,