Financial Assistance for Low-Income People Dealing with PA
I did e-mail Chris to see if he thought this was a legitimate action, which he did.
I do need at least one person in the U.S. that would be willing to help me with this as I do not know the workings of the U.S. government.
First of all, I want to find out if there is any financial assistance available for people dealing with PA. I want to know, if there is money available, if it is State or Federal money in the U.S. or Provincial or Federal money in Canada.
Then, if we find out that there are NO monies available anywhere to assist low income people dealing with PA, I would then like to suggest to all of us on the board that we write to our own state, provincial and federal officials asking for financial assistance for low income individuals dealing with PA.
I do believe the whole board can take part in this action if it does come down to contacting government officials, regardless of your own personal income level. The reason I say this is based on my belief that other people could be like me. This week we addressed Kellogg's re their labeling practices, etc. Now, I, personally, do not have any problems with Kellogg's Canada and did have to ask why we were addressing them at all. I found out that in the U.S. Kellogg's is not labeling as well as they are here. Because I want PA people in the U.S. to feel as comfortable and safe with Kellogg's products as I do in Canada, I contacted Kellogg's, basically on behalf of U.S. PA sufferers.
So, even if you are in a high income bracket, hopefully you would still want to take some action in helping out people in lower income brackets to get some type of assistance re PA.
Now, if all of us look at this, we're probably thinking, what's the problem? I did receive an application from the Ontario government to apply for assistance. This is my "test" case. In going through the application, you do have to state how PA affects you financially. If you simply look at the additional costs incurred in buying name brand foods each week rather than no name, the dollars do actually add up. However, all of us manage to ensure that our children eat safely. That is not the point.
In Ontario, a parent of a child with club feet receives some additional funds per month to deal with this "disability". However, the costs incurred per month by this parent would be considerably less than they are with a PA parent.
If anyone feels uncomfortable posting in this thread, please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address.
This is just the beginning of what could be considered a large mission. I do need an American counterpart to help me out with this. If I could have a person from each and every State in the U.S. and each and every province in Canada, that would be great. It would save a LOT of work on behalf of both the Canadian representative and U.S. representative.
I hope everyone understands what I am trying to do.
Right now, I would simply appreciate any comments you have on this type of action.
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]