For most of 08 I was getting $700 SSD $165 Foodstamps. Then in late 08 my rent went up by $75 and my foodstamps went down to $15 a month. For a loss to me of $225 per month. Oh ya, eye and dental care, lost in August of 08 too. Am wearing glasses right now with one of the arms broken off. Will cost $200 for new glasses... which I cannot afford... sigh. Rent goes up and FS go way down... what the heck?! Rent now is $425 w/ utilities. Phone is $65. Most of what I have left goes for Food, sundries, entertainment... etc. I honestly thank God and the tax payers of the U.S. for supporting me... but a $225 reduction in my available cash per month? OMG!? Because of this I was forced to sell my car for junk, and now have to walk to get food... which is hard given my condition. Am I alone in this? Is this just an Idaho State thing? FYI, the new stimulis bill... Idaho gets 750 mill of the total 780 bill. FS and Medicade are State welfare I believe.