husband had unemployemnt until the job as an adjunct professor last semester when he was helping a prof at the university with teaching a class. Since that ended things have been super tight. He just spoke to someone at unemployment and this kicks him back as newly unemployed! So he starts at tier 1, not at 3 or 4, which will be a HUGE help! I also thought we had been turned down for medicaid for the kids because the income was a few $$ higher than the cutoff. Didn't seem like it could be true, but couldn't explain why each time I called they said that the kids didn't have benefits. Has been hugely stressful. Someone FINALLy explained to husband that they did not receive the paperwork I mailed. We normally don't mail things because service is NOT reliable at ALL. I don't know why, except maybe our mail carrier is to blame. i actually had mailed this one from here by leaving it for the carrier because husband was working so many hours at the bookstore as a temp back then. But we were not turned down, we hadn't been processed at all. So that should be active in a few days also - another HUGE relief!! I cannot express how relieved we are, but I am sure you can understand. It has been so hard to try to get all the things we need on so little $$. But relief is in sight - YIPPEE!! Now if I could actually get disability. Been turned down twice - this last time they say I am not even eligible to file because they took too long to process the paperwork and now some deadline has passed. They even said it is clearly NOT my fault as I got everything done in time, but budget cuts meant staff cuts and now the deadline is passed and there is "nothing they can do". So far the lawyers I have spoken to say that it isn't right or fair but is how it works. At 41 there was "little chance" of approval, say the lawyers regardless of my health. I will keep plugging and husband is still looking hard for work. So we keep praying and hoping!