Public Assistance Payments

Do You Have Any Advice For Me?

Hi, I am currently receiving Food Stamps for myself and my eighteen-year-old son. We are living on Medicaid, and the money we receive monthly is from our Child Care Benefits. They will continue until my son is 21 years old. Although I am 63, I just applied for my Social Security retirement benefits, so I could cover my monthly expenses, which are well over $2500. I am afraid of losing Medicaid or Food Stamps coverage and need advice on how to move forward so I can keep my Co-operative Apartment. Please help me. I am doing my best to stay afloat but I am merely surviving.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Get Help?

I am 70 and I draw my Social Security. I also am covered by Medicare. With expenses of rent, utilities, medications, etc., I hardly have any money for food each month. Is there anything I can possibly do to help my situation? I live in Texas and it is not a very liberal state. As many "baby boomers", I worked all my life. I live alone and do not like asking for assistance but I have to do something. I am a diabetic and it is hard to eat the kind of food that I need to keep healthy. Right now I am just happy to have something to eat!

Why Is My Income Showing Up As Higher Than My Actual Payment Amount?

I get $891 from SSDI when I applied for food stamps my worker listed my unearned income at $962. Where and why did she get the extra $71 because it now puts me above the poverty level to get full FS benefit instead I get $50 FS benefit.


I have no idea, unless you have money withheld from your SSDI payments (e.g. taxes, Medicare, withholding to recover an overpayment, etc.) You'll probably need to check with Social Security or your Social Service worker for an explanation.

Best, Jerry

Can A Person Receive SNAP Benefits Before Qualifying For SSI?

Can a person in Texas receive SNAP benefits when applying for SSI, or can they not get SNAP until they are actually approved for SSI?


I don't really know much about the SNAP program, but I don't think SSI (Supplemental Security Income) eligibility is required. For more information, refer to the USDA website:

Best, Jerry

Can I Apply For Welfare Or Any Other Benefits?

Dear Larry...70 yr male in NYC. Recently come upon hard times
I get $750 in SS . Can I apply for welfare or any other benifits
I am 4 months behind in rent @$2200 per month. Im looking into Senior housing hard to find a place

Thanks so much/Abe

Hi Abe,

I'm sorry, but my only area of expertise is Social Security. If you are married now, or if you were widowed or married for more than 10 years and divorced, then you may qualify for additional Social Security benefits based on a spouse's work record.

How Can I Get More Food Stamps?

How can i get more then $16.00 in foodstamps. My son and i both get ssi well i get ssdi and he gets ssi and the foodstamps people keep telling that im on a food group with ss but every time i ask ss about they say it's not true. I spend more on food then anything


I'm sorry, but Social Security is my only area of expertise. You'll need to check with someone at the agency that administers the food stamp program in your area, or someone knowledgeable about that program.

Best, Jerry

How Do I Find Out If I Can Get Food Stamps Or Other Benefits?

I receive 1430/mo. on social security and that's my only income...I'm 66..I have a retirement account I can draw off of. how do I find out if I can get food stamps or other benefits in state of Washington


I'm not really sure, but here is a link to the state of Washington Department of Social And Health Services:

Best, Jerry