Public Assistance Payments

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!

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