Don’t feel scummy for applying

If I were in your situation, I would do it. I gave the same speech to a friend of mine about WIC/food stamps. her DH was military (we know how much they make), her youngest was 6m old and she got sick…she could no longer breastfeed, do child care and they had sold off most of their stuff just trying to stay afloat.

In the long run, your children would have gotten the necessary care to get them to become productive adults.