Would It Affect My Social Security If I Apply For SNAP Benefits?

Jul 10 2018 - 7:09am

Hi, I am 42 years of age. My wife is 38. My wife is not earning anything. The amount of our joint file was $42,450 for 2017. We have 2 kids 9 years & 7 years. My father is 69 years & he is getting snap benefit. He is citizen. But we are immigrants. If I will apply for snap benefit then will it effect to my retirement/social security benefit ? Or, what kind of benefit will I get ? Thanks.

Hi,

No, whether or not you receive SNAP benefits would have no effect on your future Social Security benefits. Even if you were currently drawing Social Security disability benefits (SSDI), SNAP entitlement would not affect your SSDI.

Best, Jerry