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Old 06-13-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I was reading another thread about food stamps, and someone posted that there are many military members on food stamps.

This USED to be a problem, but in 2001 the government stepped in to prevent military members from being on food stamps.

I realize there may be military members on food stamps because they don't know about the program, so they have never applied.

If you or anyone you know are on food stamps, or qualify, please go to yoru finance office and apply for "FSSA"... it is up to $500 extra a month to prevent the need for food stamps.

Please pass this on to any younger subordinates with children. Perhaps they are not getting the pay or the food stamps, and are struggling!

MilitaryHOMEFRONT Detail - U.S. Department of Defense (http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/MHF/MHF_DETAIL_1?section_id=20.40.500.570.0.0.0.0.0&cu rrent_id=20.40.500.570.500.140.20.60.0 - broken link)
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Good information, thanks for passing it on to the lower enlisted and their supervisors.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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That is great thanks
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I don't understand how any military member could get food stamps, when they can get BAQ/BAS above and beyond their military paychecks. Are they out blowing it on HDTV's, Wii's, and other "must-have" electronics?
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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I bet an E1 or E2 has low enough income to qualify if he/she has 2 kids right away and the spouse does not work. If the family lives on base, often the BAH (equivalent) will not get counted as income.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The chart on the link breaks it down as:
E-1, 4 or more people in the househould; E-2/E-3, 5 or more; E-4, 6 or more; E-5, 7 or more.

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Old 06-14-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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I thought it was family size of 4 for E1, 5 for E2/3... (as in an E1 has two kids, E2/3 has 3 kids)?
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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lisdol- you are completely right! I misread the chart. Thanks for clarifying! I'm going to edit my post real quick~!
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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I don't understand how any military member could get food stamps, when they can get BAQ/BAS above and beyond their military paychecks. Are they out blowing it on HDTV's, Wii's, and other "must-have" electronics?
Do you have any idea what and E-1 or E-2 makes; you obviously have never been in the military?
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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dmarie - even though it is not 5 kids, I still think an E2/3 with 3 kids is crazy!!! Our third was born right around the time my husband made E-6, and fourth around E-7. And mine gets monthly bonus/special pays. I cannot imagine having 4 kids and being an E4. Scary.
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