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What is required to get assistance? What do you have to go through, what papers do you need, what are income requirements, how long does it take to get food stamps, WIC, or any other kind of assistance? Do you have to have kids? Are there age or disability requirements? What kinds of assistance are available? Where can you go to get your heating bill paid or to get emergency food? Is housing available? Is there a waiting list and how long might you have to wait? What do you do in the meantime? How many ways can you find to get food and what are the qualifications? (For instance, Salvation Army food vouchers, local soup kitchens, government cheese/food give-aways, local food cupboards, food stamps, etc.) How often can you get assistance?