Best reward for making less than $19,000 a year (2008)

Family Planning Benefit Program

To qualify for the Family Planning Benefit Program, go to Planned Parenthood with ID, proof of address, and a fistful of crumpled pay stubs. The entitlement counselor will take you into her office and figure out if you're poor enough. Usually you are. She doesn't mind; she is warm, chatty, and not easily surprised by stunted incomes. Once you're accepted—the whole process takes less than 15 minutes—you'll get free birth control, exams, testing, and emergency contraception. The paperwork is nothing. This service is so fair and painless it's hard not to fear that it will suddenly disappear. Call 718-557-1399 for a complete list of New York providers.


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