"I never understood before how people say they struggled. I'd say 'go to work.' But what happens when you can't work?" Simmons asked.Last week, Simmons was hired as a driver at another long-term care facility at $9.75 an hour. Now she's waiting to find out if she made too much money in her first week to keep her food stamps, even though she's not guaranteed full-time work.
Report: 1 In 3 Illinoisans Living In, Near Poverty
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