Brenda and anyone else without a job,
I have recently joined the list of the unemployed. Luckily, I don't have many expenses and I got a roommate to help with the cost of living. That may be something you could do. Also, there are numerous drug study trials going on all the time. You might want to see if any are offered in your area. They don't pay a lot but any money is better than none and I don't believe you need to report the money. I don't think the government has a way of knowing about the pay but I am not sure. The studies can be for 1 week or 3 months, etc. Example of one recently was for 2 weeks. One day you would spend 8 hours at facility just hanging out and they would give you some shots of vodka. I quess they are studying the effects. Then a couple other short visit follow-ups. They were paying $225. Many years ago I did one for a month live in and was paid $3500. Met a lady there and that is all she did. She traveled all over to different studies. They are all different. Check the web site for the studies, www.wakeresearch.com to give you an idea of what it is. The address is for my area. I would bet they offer things in your area but not sure how you would locate them. Good luck and hope this helps some.