To whom it may concern
Hi this ____________ calling..I was refered here( ontario works) by E.I. and social services..I am calling to find out about the Ontario Works program..I can be reached anytime at 1- 800- 123-4567
My E.I. Benefits have ended..There is still about 1 to 2 months left before landscaping season starts again...
I've been applying for jobs everywhere..Can't even get hired in a factory..As much as I hate factory life..I have tryed everything and so far nothing ...
I am a single father trying my best to raise my kid on next to nothing ..If I end up on the street , loose my son..Well I'll have nothing left to loose..
Not only does E.I. not allow enough to live on..At About $1000 a month ..The government never seems to take enough taxes off..If anyone should Know about taxes.You would think it would be the government..
Last year I got $1000 back from income tax..This year I made even less than last, but 4 some reason owe $100 .I usually use that extra tax money to help float me until work starts again.This year I was shocked to find out I owed money ..Like somethings not quite right here..
It's obvious to me the government is aware of this E.I. problem.. Given the fact they are playing games with a bill that would see E.I benefits extended by 5 weeks..About what I would need inorder to make in till spring season starts...I guess we'll Have to wait to see what happens on that one eh..Probably preparing for another election in the spring...
As far as I'm concerned E.I. has become a criminal program . Right up there with tax revenue agency,social services,. Casino's and liquor stores..
E.I. funds are not being used for what they were intented for ..For out of work ..Hard workers...We all know about the huge E.I. surplus ..It is just sad to see how the government misuses these programs and treats hard workers..
It is pretty sad when you gotta call social services inorder to make it till april/may(they refer you to the works program)....Not to mention the fact , I am sure welfare pays more than E.I...probably more than I make working ..(Governments solution to that would probably be to cut welfare.)..
If I only had problems with the government once in a while ..It would be alright ,but every year around this time ..Somethin always happens to cause more grief and headaches ,,. I 'm a green guy trying to live simple..Or to put it better..I Became A green guy to simply try and live .I'm starting to think the government has it in for me because I am green..lol..
Like I've been reasessed by tax revenue 3 times in 5 years.Maybe It's because they're surprised how little I live off .And after 3 reassessments ,Never once was I at fault .Actually one year they had to give me money..Never once an appology..Only more problems...It's Just plain criminal..
Anyway sorry for venting this on you .You know ,Same sob story as others I'm sure.I'm running out of options and sinking fast .I wrote my car off in an accident at the end of last season .. Lost my apartment last year around this time, and have over stayed my welcome at families and friends places.. ..Like I said ..If I end up on the street and loose my kid ..Which is always a very real possibility nowadays ..I will have nothing left to loose..So I am wondering , if there anything I can do, to get assistance till I can get back on my feet?..(if it's still possible).
E.I reffered me to Social Services, Social services Reffered me to a government works program..I left a message ..Been 3 days now noone has returned my call....
There's gotta be a better way ...
P.S....Ahhhh yeh,,.That feels a little better.Thanks for reading.Sorry if I offended everyone..
Unfortunatley ...Ineffective and inefficient seems to be the best way to describe all these programs run by the Criminal organization Calling itself the Government nowadys ...It is ridiculous, annoying and painful to watch as our politicians struggle to do ...well....Anything productive or meaningful for anybody besides themselves..Any politicains who try to do something are swamped in paper work and stamped out by self interested politicians...What ever happened to good, strong, caring leadership?...Seems to be in the past along with a very out of touch government....I am including all governments of Canada.....If it wasn't for the big guns they hold ..I am afraid to ask..Why do we need them at all.?..Oh yeah to keep business in check...Or is that ...To keep giving businesses checks so they'll stay here...And to keep people from rioting... well... the goverment, I'm guessin'...oh, Isn't it almost time for yet another election?...For whatever purpose that would serve...Government is out of touch with the realities of todays world.. God help us all, cuz noone else will ..Unless you help yourself.To find out how .Just follow the banks, insurance and car companies..They're getting pretty good at abusing and misusing tax payer money then going back to ask for more...And getting It...But I wonder if any of them including government really get it at all..!..Workers are the back bone of everything..
Stop the abuse !
Ontario Works 1-519-837-2670 ext 3390
E.I. 1- 800 - 531- 7555
Information services 1-800-206-7218