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Im ex-offender. Can I get food stamps and Medicaid

Q) Im ex-offender just got out of prison on January 20,2019. Can I get food stamps and Medicaid

A) 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 hope I’m in the right place I haven’t received my Snap n APA check, n I took in all my copies n 2 forms 1 for each. Then I got a notice saying my benefits were gonna b delayed if I don’t turn in my paperwork, well I had just dropped off my papers n saw the notice when I got Hm now we check our mail every day n that notice was not in mailbox til I returned Hm, n the notice was dated November 16,2020 I couldn’t prove that the notice was really late because there was no date stamped on it. Just the inside date on notice but it won’t get me nowhere lying to you guys. But as soon as I could I ran it back after filling out all I could n explained I had no copies left as I ran out of ink for copy machine n had no more as I submitted sm originals due to no ink. You guys should have 3 forms you all sent me, the 1st 2 were due by the 5th I turned mine in on the 7th n the notice dated November I took into drop box outside building. Thank you

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