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 Hi i moved, my rent now is 215 dollars will my food stamps go up?

Q) Hi i moved on the 22nd but my rental agreement says the 3rd of march and i cant change my bills over till i pay bills my rent now is 215 dollars will my food stamps go up

A) When SNAP decides the amount of your benefit, they consider the size of your household, your income, and some of your expenses. They take expenses like housing, child care, and medical expenses (for elderly and disabled people) into account when they look at your income by giving you a credit for certain, necessary expenses.




They subtract these credits, called “deductions,” from your income, so your “countable income” is lower. Once they have calculated your countable income, they compare it to your household size to determine your monthly SNAP benefit. Generally, the lower your countable income, the higher your benefit will be.  Source: http://www.lsnjlaw.org/Government-Aid-Services/Food-Hunger-Nutrition/Food-Stamps/Pages/SNAP-Benefits-Utility.aspx#.WpWHdOinG00

Please consult your SNAP agency and inform them that your housing expense has gone up.

 

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  1. I mailed in my every 4 months renewal application not once but twice to Jonesboro ar Department of Health. The end of last year and when they mail you a renewal application a person fills it out, then mails it back to them, and then a Department of Health worker will mail you a phone interview date so they can call you and interview you to continue furthering your ebt elibilty. So when I didn’t receive another letter stating the Date and Time of my interview on the phone from them after a week, I called the Jonesboro office and asked if they received my application, the lady said No but due to Thanksgiving being a holiday I would give it a few days I mailed it a week before Thanksgiving, anyways a week later I still have not received nothing so again I called up there and asked them if they received my application yet. Told them I had called before asking the same ? And what the worker had said, the lady go No we haven’t gotten it, and she said I had til the 15th of December to have it turned it that she couldn’t control the mail, okay I know that. I asked for her to please mail me another renewal form and I didn’t get one still, it should take 2 days at most to get the mail from Jonesboro to where I live. So I call again and tell the lady this whole story and asked to please mail me a renewal letter that I didn’t want to not get my benefits due to them not receiving my renewal form if benifits she said that I will be fine she would take note I have been calling the office keeping in touch with them about my renewal letter. Well today I call after mailing my renewal again the lady said my case has been closed and I would have to reapply. That I didn’t sign my application. WHAT. I MEAN I AM BEYOND ANNOYED WITH JONESBORO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WORKERS YOU PEOPLE ARE BIT THERE JUST TO GET A PAYCHECK. IT SEEMS TO ME, BC OF HOW YOU ACT ON THE PHONE AND IN PERSON WITH PEOPLE. UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNCARING PEOPLE.NOT ALL OF THEM BUT HERE LATELY YES AND MY FRIEND WRNT THROUGH THE SAME THING WITH THEM 6 MONTHS AGO.

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