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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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9 Responses to Tell Us Your Experience at Your Local Food Stamp Office

  1. I agree…People on EBT shouldn’t be surviving on soda..chips..etc.
    Actually…Our whole country should get off all that junk food… It plays a big part in reason USA is 73% overweight.
    The most overweight country in world.. Quite sad.
    Anyways..
    Many of those “Poor people” you say…don’t have kitchens, cooking supplies..etc. Or a fridge/freezer… Or even a home..
    Either way…we shouldn’t revoke what people can eat.
    60% of meats are wasted in USA.. 45% fruits wasted.. 50% of vegetables..wasted from this “great country”
    I’m shocked I fought for USA in Iraq, to become the country it is becoming..
    But..I am homeless mostly now and manage to eat healthy.
    People need to stop asking for minimum wage to go up also…because it makes EVERYTHING else 10%+ more expensive.

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