Can I File A Lawsuit If The City If Refuses To Grant Me Welfare Even Though I Am Poor And My Property Taxes Are Paid?

Asked over 1 year ago - Jacksonville, FL

The city welfare office will only give grants to people with earned income. I am poor and have no income but a relative who does not live with me pays my property taxes. The city is in effect giving grants to people who have more money than I do. Can I file a lawsuit of some type since my property taxes are being paid?

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  1. Matthew Erik Johnson

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    Answered . No - a poor person is not a protected class of individuals under the US Constitution or any state constitutions (as far as I know). Discrimination on this grounds need only pass a very low standard - and one that the state could easily pass.

    Matthew Johnson phone# 206.747.0313 is licensed in the State of Washington and performs bankruptcy, short sale... more
  2. Clifford Michael Farrell

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    Answered . I try to will post under state law so you get more responses as this is not really a Social Security question.

    The exact answers to questions like this require more information than presented. The answer(s) provided should... more
  3. Andrew W. Norfleet


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    Answered . While this may not be a question for the social security disability forum - perhaps the underlying reason for your lack of income is? Are you not working because you are disabled? If so, you may want to discuss your case with a social security disability attorney.

    Andrew W. Norfleet, Esquire Helping disabled individuals throughout Pennsylvania. www.norlaflaw.... more

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