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Unread 07-13-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Default Maximum income to receive maximum foodstamps???

Hello, I am a single female.

I receive $219/wk from unemployment. I heard I can receive food stamps with this lowly income. I applied and was only awarded $35/mo in food stamps.

My rent is $600/mo, I have a car payment, insurance, utilities, feminine supplies, hygiene supplies, etc. I called the DCF and they said I was only eligible for $35/mo with my $219/wk unemployment benefits.

My question is what kind of income do I need to get $150/mo or $200/mo in food stamps. $35 is some kind of joke. My friends make more money than I do and still receive $100+/mo in food stamps.

I can't find any information as to what the correlation is for income to food stamps. I read that I am allowed a maximum of $1100/mo to be eligible for food stamps but none of these articles will stipulate the amount I would receive if I made $1099/mo or $900/mo as I do now.

Thanks,
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Unread 07-13-2012, 01:21 PM
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That varies from one state to another and is usually expressed as a percent of the poverty rate and is based on the number of people in your household. If you are single you aren't going to get much even though you make much less on unemployment.

There should be a table on your state's website stating all of this. Mine (SC) has it on there.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Every state has different thresholds. Your expenses often are not relevant, your monthly income and money in the bank and other assets are. Google your state and food stamps. My state has an online calculator.

I see from another post you are in FL. I Googled "Am I eligible for food stamps Florida:

Voila:

https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us/a...nit&mode=Inter

Single people generally do not receive very much.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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I live in FL.

I have not been able to find a calculator. I have only found that I am either "eligible" or "not eligible."

How can I figure out more information? I requested a hearing, so I figure whatever happens, they will tell me the truth because I feel the caseworker is incompetent (they have messed up my unemployment compensation figures several times)
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Unread 07-13-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Read my earlier post. It may be your state does not give dollar amount. My state does.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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I've used that, it doesn't tell you the amount. Only if you're "eligible" or "not eligible."
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Unread 07-13-2012, 02:00 PM
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FL isn't very supportive of those on unemployment either! There should be a table somewhere on the site but I'm guessing FL puts as little information as possible out there.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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I'm in AZ. When I was getting NO income, I got $200/mo in foodstamps and that was the max.

Now that I'm getting $240/wk, I'm only getting $16/mo.

With you getting $31/wk less in UI, but $35/mo more in foodstamps, I'm speculating that your food stamp calculation is more than likely right.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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Chyvan, when u had no income coming in and were receiving 200 in food, did u have to work for that?
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Unread 07-13-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Chyvan, when u had no income coming in and were receiving 200 in food, did u have to work for that?
The work rule had applied only to childless adults. Currently, childless adults in the following 46 states are not required to work for food stamps due to the recession, at least through 9/30/2012:

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/rules/M...ivers_2012.pdf
Not on the list are New Hampshire, North Carolina, North and South Dakota, and Vermont, although they may have exemptions, there as well. Find it hard to believe Vermont would have a work rule.

Disabled and/or 60 and over would not be required, either.

Last edited by Ariadne22; 07-13-2012 at 03:17 PM..
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