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Based off of my last 2 paychecks, I exceed the gross income by about $70, Do I still qualify?

Q) Based off of my last 2 paychecks, I exceed the gross income by about $70, however i do not meet the net income. I am about $100 short from that. Do I still qualify?

A) In order to qualify households may have $2,250 in countable resources, such as a bank account, or $3,250 in countable resources if at least one person is age 60 or older, or is disabled.  However, certain resources are NOT counted, such as a home and lot, the resources of people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the resources of people who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and most retirement (pension) plans. The procedures for handling vehicles are determined at the state level. States have the option of substituting the vehicle rules used in their TANF assistance programs for SNAP vehicle rules when it results in a lower attribution of household assets. A number of States exclude the entire value of the household’s primary vehicle as an asset. In States that count the value of vehicles, the fair market value of each licensed vehicle that is not excluded is evaluated. Currently 32 State agencies exclude the value of all vehicles entirely. 21 State agencies totally exclude the value of at least one vehicle per household. The 2 remaining states exempt an amount higher than the SNAP’s standard auto exemption (currently set at $4,650) from the fair market value to determine the countable resource value of a vehicle. For more information concerning State specific vehicle policy, check with the State agency that administers the SNAP program. https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligibility

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  1. For most states you are able to log on the your social service benefits website and check the status of your application for food stamp. Of you are unable to access your application status online please call or visit your local social service benefit office.

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  1. i live in oberlin, louisiana so that makes my office in allen parish. I’m unsure why this office is even still open and how these people get paid for refusing to help anyone they are some of the rudest people ive ever delt with their answer to everything is normally “i have no idea what youre talking about” or just a rude “i dont know”!! I always thought the computer in the front office is their for u to go in and do your snap application online if u dont have access to one of your own and also thought they was in the office just incase you arent fimilar with computers ect… ooooh no dont ask these ladies for any help they make u feel stupid they indirectly tell u to pretty much figure it out!! im lucky bc i have lots of knowledge with computers but ive been in that office and witnessed on more than 1 occasion how they speak to certain types of ppl, they need to understand that majority of us hate that we need gov assistance so we drop our pride bc we dont have any other choice then to go in their & get talked to like bc youre applying and or getting assistance that you’re lower of a human than they are!! i started helping ppl in my community apply online bc i hate seeing anyone get treated the way ive witnessed its so sad!!i went one day just to ask for a paper application & they lady told me with a mouth full of potato chips they dont have paper applications but i think what she didnt have was the ability to move to get it bc how dare i interupt her daily snack time!!!!

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