Q) I was released from prison 12/5/18 and have been let go from my job due to my being a felon. I want to know if I qualify for any type of help or assistance and if I can get any medical coverage or support?
A) You can generally 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.
A ban on SNAP assistance only applies to felons convicted of drug charges – a ban that has been maintained in only 6 states. The majority of states have either eliminated the ban or modified the restrictions.