and shouldn't do.
What I will say is that although I more than qualify for food stamps and other assistance, my wife and I have chosen not to apply. I know too many people who are living cozy comfy off of government assistance and it keeps them from doing anything significant or purposeful with their life. I have a friend right now who dreams of starting her own official daycare but she won't because the extra income will cut her off from the government teat.
I've chosen to rely on other people when I need help. It causes me to give back when I have abundance and others around me lack. Every government handout comes with hidden strings attached.