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I was released from prison can I get food stamp,or any other assistance?

Q) I was released from prison can I get food stamps,or any other assistance?

A) You can qualify for food stamps – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other assistance after being released from prison. Whether you are convicted or not and are incarcerated or released from incarceration, you can always sign up for your state’s Food Stamp and other social service programs. Please visit your local state social service office and apply for assistance.

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  1. Some states do restrict felons of certain crimes from receiving food stamps. Eighteen states have completely abandoned the federal prohibition on drug offenders receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or food stamps. Twenty-six other states have partly eased those restrictions, often by providing the benefits only if the recipient complies with parole, does not commit a second offense, enrolls in treatment, etc. At least three more states — Georgia, Nebraska, and Indiana — are now considering similar reforms. Source: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/02/04/six-states-where-felons-can-t-get-food-stamps

    Felons are eligible to get any type of health insurance including Medicaid, Medicare and private health insurance after being released from prison.

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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. 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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