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  • This is the Wilson family, on the left is Kate. She is 14, next to her is her father James, he is 40. His wife Lauren is 39 and Kate's twin brother Tommy next to Lauren.
  • But what the Wilsons didn't know is that a hurricane was coming
  • The Wilsons live paycheck to paycheck, they have been making it work but they know they need to change.
  • The entire town was flooded and many of the buildings were destroyed. Including the one where the Wilson's worked, with the building destroyed all the workers were laid off. The Wilson's knew they had to do something or else they would not be able to survive.
  • 1 week later....
  • They talked to one of their friends who had also lost their job due to the storm. He said that he was eligible for unemployment insurance and for them to see if they were eligible as well. They did not know what unemployment insurance was, so he explained that it is a program created by the government that helps people who lost their job, through no fault of their own, get a new job and pay bills while their is no income.
  • They decided to apply for unemployment insurance and luckily they got accepted. It provided them aid to buy food and pay bills. They also looked at the bright side, while waiting for jobs to come back to them they were able to spend time with the family.
  • They finally got a job at a construction site, like their old job, excpet this time they were able to move up in the industry and eventually become owners of the company. James was able to take buisness courses with the extra money they earned so he could provide more income.
  • The Wilson's got a nicer home and did not have to worry about living paycheck to paycheck again. They were thankful for the government providing aid and realized they would not have been in the postion they are in now if not for the help.
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