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I would recommend contacting the welfare office to apply for cash benefits as well as food stamps. I know that this can be embarrassing, but it would be the fastest way to get funds into your budget. I would then recommend contacting the Social Security office to apply for any widows benefits you may be entitled. I know that you have said you haven't worked in the past 5 years, if it is as a result of a medical condition you should apply for Social security disability. I am assuming you have exhausted any unemployment benefits. As I said I would start with the welfare and then Social Security office.
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