Who is counted as a member of my household for SNAP – Food Stamp?

unemployed_questionA) Yes, a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient can use their benefits in any state in the U.S., including using SNAP benefits issued by one state to purchase food in another state. This is because SNAP is a federal program that operates in all states.

If your father-in-law is a resident of Nevada and receives SNAP benefits in that state, he can use his benefits to purchase eligible food items at participating retailers in California, or any other state he may visit.

It’s important to note that SNAP eligibility and benefit levels may vary by state, so your father-in-law’s benefits in Nevada may not be the same as benefits he would receive in California. However, he can still use his Nevada EBT card in California as long as he follows the rules and restrictions for using SNAP benefits in both states.

A SNAP household is made up of everyone who lives together and buys and makes food together. Some people who live together are always part of the same SNAP household. This is true even if they do not buy or make food together. These people include husbands and wives, parents of children in common, and children younger than 22 who live with their parents.

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