Public Assistance Payments

Can I Apply For SNAP?

I am 63 yrs. old and have been on SSI Disability on a permanent basis. I have Section 8 Housing and was wondering if I can apply for SNAP as after paying all my bills, I am left with no money for food. I sometimes go to a Church Food Bank. Most always beans and rice and rotten produce (veggies an fruit) and no staples like milk or any other staples. I only eat once a day as I don't have much to eat. Looking forward to your reply. Thank you.


Does My SS Disability And Pension Count When Applying For Assitance?

When applying for assistance with energy programs or food stamps, does my disability SS payments and pension count as income, or only my disability check. I don't want to be deceptive when they ask for my "income" and am not sure if I have to tell them about the pension. I am trying to figure out if I qualify and I'm not sure if the pension counts as far as my income. I'm in NJ
Thank you


What Should I Do About My Son's Welfare Being Stopped?

welfare stop my son benefit because he gets survivor benefits ssi what should i do...


I'm sorry, but I don't have enough information about your son's situation to be able to give you any advice. I can tell you that 'welfare' payments are generally needs based, so it's not surprising that such benefits would be affected by your son's receipt of Social Security survivor benefits.

Best, Jerry

Do You Know Of Any Other Resources That I Can Get?

Hello. I am on SSI and have been for 3 year's I moved to Florida from California in July this year.
I knew moving here that social security would lower my payments I have applied for food stamps and they are only giving me$20.00 a month. When I applied for food stamps was told that I would probably get$130.00 a month.
Do you know of any other resources that I can get?

Why Would Someone On SSDI Get Less In SNAP Assistance Than Someone Who's Working?

Why is it that someone who is on SSDI with a fixed benefit amount of $801 receives less in state SNAP assistance than someone who is not on SSDI, but who earns the exact amount from a working wage? For example; in the state of Idaho (this situation seems to apply to every state), two people who have the exact same expenses as far as rent, child support, etc. will have a vast difference in SNAP assistance. The person on SSDI receives an average of $72/month in SNAP, while the other individual working for $801 a month receives an average of $144/month in SNAP assistance.

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!