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Old 05-20-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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The link states family members. She is not a family member. How could my son be breaking the law? He is not even getting SNAP.
Reading comprehension is not your strong suit.
Do you have memory problems? Because this is one of your earlier posts:

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His fiancée gets SNAP. I don't see them marrying anytime soon.

Now, when he earns enough to make the EITC more than the SNAP benefits he may be wise to claim them and I will have to cut down on the seafood and steaks.

All I can say is the three SNAP beneficiaries in my household eat pretty darn well. The youngest gets free mother's milk.
Memory issues, or is this whole thing a spoof as many of us suspect?

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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Not all are doing as you sarcastically claim but if you've ever paid attention while standing in line at the store you would be amazed at what you may see.
So you check out what other people buy when they go to the store? I hope if I ever need Prep H or suppositories, you're not in back of me.

Seriously, if someone gets $100 a month for food, isn't it still $100 if he/she spends $100 on prime rib or $100 on rice? I mean, it's not as if the person who spends $100 one day on gourmet food can ask for more money, right?

Excuse me, but I don't know very much about Welfare. I only know people judge others way too harshly, although in some cases it might be justified.

In FL I had neighbors who got food & utility assistance. The adults smoked and drank beer and their recycling bins were overflowing with soda cans. (heck, at least they recycled!) However, even though I often felt resentment, there were 11 people in a singlewide mobile home. So they weren't exactly living high on the hog, or however the expression goes.

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Do you have memory problems? Because this is one of your earlier posts:



Memory issues, or is this whole thing a spoof as many of us suspect?
Reading comprehension is definitely a problem for you.

Yes, I stated that when my son earns enough for EITC to be more lucrative than SNAP he may have to consider making her a family member. Gee, this ain't that complicated.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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Reading comprehension is definitely a problem for you.

Yes, I stated that when my son earns enough for EITC to be more lucrative than SNAP he may have to consider making her a family member. Gee, this ain't that complicated.
You must so be proud.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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Don't make excuses for the poster, he has bragged repeatedly about eating lobster and steak courtesy of his son and his son's baby mama's food stamps. If that is what is happening, his son and his son's girlfriend are breaking the law, if you share meals with members of your household you need to report the income of other members of the household. Rental clauses, senior citizen status, none of that makes them exempt from the law- and he's the one making these claims, not me
I'm not sure if that poster is being honest or fabricating a story to prove his point, but you are correct. There's no arguing with facts.

What is a Household?

[FONT="Arial Black"]"Everyone who lives together and purchases and prepares meals together is grouped together as one household."[/FONT]


[URL="http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligibility"]SOURCE[/URL]


Being related by blood or marriage has nothing to do with the description of a household per the US Government's section on SNAP eligibility. Senior status does matter, however.

[FONT="Arial Black"]"If a person is 60 years of age or older and he or she is unable to purchase and prepare meals separately because of a permanent disability, the person and the person's spouse may be a separate household if the others they live with do not have very much income. (More than 165 percent of the poverty level.)"[/FONT]
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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I'm not sure if that poster is being honest or fabricating a story to prove his point, but you are correct. There's no arguing with facts.

What is a Household?

Everyone who lives together and purchases and prepares meals together is grouped together as one household.


SOURCE


Being related by blood or marriage has absolutely nothing to do with the description of a household.
thanks, that's what I have been trying to say.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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Don't make excuses for the poster, he has bragged repeatedly about eating lobster and steak courtesy of his son and his son's baby mama's food stamps. If that is what is happening, his son and his son's girlfriend are breaking the law, if you share meals with members of your household you need to report the income of other members of the household. Rental clauses, senior citizen status, none of that makes them exempt from the law- and he's the one making these claims, not me
All this does is prove some people are certainly abusing the system. So now the complaint would be, if we take away the food stamps the babies will suffer, so we just let the fiancee continue to break the rules or let the kids starve? See how the dad is really not responsible for his family in the end?

To me every man should be judged by how he treats, raises and takes care of the needs of his offspring.

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So you check out what other people buy when they go to the store? I hope if I ever need Prep H or suppositories, you're not in back of me.

Seriously, if someone gets $100 a month for food, isn't it still $100 if he/she spends $100 on prime rib or $100 on rice? I mean, it's not as if the person who spends $100 one day on gourmet food can ask for more money, right?

Excuse me, but I don't know very much about Welfare. I only know people judge others way too harshly, although in some cases it might be justified.

In FL I had neighbors who got food & utility assistance. The adults smoked and drank beer and their recycling bins were overflowing with soda cans. (heck, at least they recycled!) However, even though I often felt resentment, there were 11 people in a singlewide mobile home. So they weren't exactly living high on the hog, or however the expression goes.
Then we hear the complaint the food stamps provided don't go far enough.....see where your reasoning goes?
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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I'm not sure if that poster is being honest or fabricating a story to prove his point, but you are correct. There's no arguing with facts.

What is a Household?

Everyone who lives together and purchases and prepares meals together is grouped together as one household.


SOURCE


Being related by blood or marriage has absolutely nothing to do with the description of a household.
I wasn't disputing this, just how does one prove they don't eat with these members? Does every meal count, just 2 meals, 3 meals? If the person is buying steak and can't buy anymore when the food is gone, who cares who they feed?
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I wasn't disputing this, just how does one prove they don't eat with these members? Does every meal count, just 2 meals, 3 meals? If the person is buying steak and can't buy anymore when the food is gone, who cares who they feed?
There is a requirement that you disclose your income to get SNAP benefits, whether you live alone or live with other people. If you share meals with other household members, then the income of every member of that household is relevant. Would it be ok with you if a young woman got SNAP benefits based on her income of zero if she was living with and sharing meals with her boyfriend who makes 100k a year?
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:20 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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I wasn't disputing this, just how does one prove they don't eat with these members? Does every meal count, just 2 meals, 3 meals? If the person is buying steak and can't buy anymore when the food is gone, who cares who they feed?
All I ever did was write that I live with my brother and he buys and prepares his own food. We both sign the letter and everything is good.

He gets his own food stamps.

However, I can't help it if I make enough dinner for him to have some. After all, he prepares enough of his food for me and my son.

Seriously, I have never heard of a household with food stamps NOT sharing what food is in the house. Unless one lives with a bunch of roommates, and food is clearly labeled as to what belongs to each person, most households are good with sharing ALL purchased food. SNAP is supposed to be a supplement; who can tell which foods were purchased with food stamps, and which with cash?

It's not like someone from the welfare departments comes to your house at dinner time to check.
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