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  •  asdf (5+ / 0-)
    Hopefully this summer my disability will go through and we won't need the food stamps any more .
    If you do get disability you and/or your child may still be eligible for food stamps.  It depens if you get SSDI or SSI and what state you live in.

    I get SSI so I can only speak about that program.  I recieve a state supplemental so I am not eligible for food stamps but my non-disabled son that had income from TANF and then child support recieved FS when he was a minor and now as a low wage earning adult after he reached age 18.  

    If no state supplemetal then an SSI disabled person can get food stamps under the same criteria you get FS now.

    I don't know much about SSDI but if the benefits are low enough you may still qualify.  I just don't know enough about it because the rules are different than SSI.

    •  The regulations regarding disability and FS (0+ / 0-)

      are very interesting. If you receive SSI, you're categorically eligible for FS. It used to be, and I'm not sure if it's still in effect, if you're categorically eligible, and your income exceeds the income guidelines, if your household consists of 1 or 2 people, you're eligible for $10 of FS. You might want to look up "categorical eligibility" in your state. "Categorical eligibility" is the bureaucratic term, and is important. Also, "household" means something to the bureaucrats. If you can show that you and your son "purchase and prepare food separately," you can be considered as separate household for the purpose of computing your eligibility. When I said "interesting" perhaps "confusing" would have been a better choice of words.

      Your left is my right---Mort Sahl

      by HappyinNM on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 07:24:03 AM PDT

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