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I moved and my husband lost his job. I have 5 teenagers in the home; how do i update my application to receive more food stamps?

Q) I moved and my husband lost his job. I have 5 teenagers in the home; how do i update my application to receive more food stamps?

A) Please call or visit your local food stamp benefits and inform them about the change in your finances due to your husband losing his job. You may be eligible for more food stamp benefits.




Do I Qualify for Food Stamps?
How many people are in your household? To be eligible for SNAP, first figure out the total number of people in your household — the total household income must be below a certain number based on the number of people in the household.
What are your resources? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, households may have $2,250 in countable resources or assets — that can include a bank account, but does not include benefits from SSI, TANF or any pension plans. Households may also have $3,500 in countable resources if at least one person is over the age of 60 or is disabled.
What is your gross monthly income? The maximum gross monthly income is 130 percent of the federal poverty level, and the maximum net monthly income is 100 percent of the federal poverty level. For instance, if your household only consists of one person, then the gross monthly income to be eligible for SNAP is $1,287 (net $990). For two people, gross is $1,726, net is $1,335. The net income is determined by subtracting all acceptable deductions from your gross income.
What does your employment look like? There are employment requirements, which include not intentionally leaving a job or reducing hours to qualify. They do not apply to everyone, and each state can use these as guidelines.
Are you unemployed? You must be registered to work, and you must also take a job if offered. Depending on the state, you might also be asked to participate in state-run employment and training programs.
Are you unemployed and considered an “Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs)? If so, you are limited to three months of benefits over the course of 36 months unless it’s proved that you are working or participating in education or training activities at least 80 hours per month, or participating in a workforce program.
Are you elderly, disabled, pregnant or under the age of 18? If so, you might be the exception to employment requirements.
Are you a non-citizen? Non-citizens can apply for SNAP benefits if they are lawfully admitted for permanent residence, asylees, parolees, deportation withhold status, conditional entrants, Cuban or Haitian entrants, battered non-citizens, refugees, trafficking victims, Iraqi or Afghan special immigrants, Hmong or Highland Laotian tribal members, or certain American Indians born abroad. Source: https://eligibility.com/food-stamps

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Applying for Food Stamp or SNAP benefits

To apply for Food Stamp or SNAP benefits contact your local (SNAP) food stamp office office. Each State program has their own application form. If your State’s form is not on the web yet, you may need to contact your local food stamp office to request one.

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  1. Funnily the day after I left a complaint I received a call from food stamp worker she did everything over the phone and said the amount that I would received the next day on my card usually if they say it’s going to be on your car the next day it is so I didn’t check the card and I went to the store and went shopping after a $500 bill for groceries the cashier said there’s no funds on the card once again trying to get through to the snap program to tell them something went wrong and once again nobody answers the phones they give you other phone numbers you can try and all those numbers nobody answers the phone so how are you to get your food stamps especially in these trying times right now Hawaii is on a lockdown because our cases keep rising so how much longer is it going to take me to get my food stamps this is really starting to be repetitive please people can I just get my food stamps

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