Sunday, January 13, 2008

How to get food stamps


get food stamps


Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need

  • BEFORE YOU START, YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW: your income from jobs and other sources. your housing expenses such as rent and utilities. childcare and child support expenses.



Step One

Food stamp applications are available at any Social Security office. If you and everyone in your household are applying for or already getting SSI payments, any Social Security office will help you fill out the food stamp application and send it to the food stamp office for you.

Step Two

All others, including those applying for or getting only Social Security, must take or send their food stamp applications to the local food stamp office or to any Social Security office where a food stamp representative works.

Step Three

When you are interviewed, you also should have:

Identification such as a driver’s license, state ID, birth certificate or alien card;
Proof of income such as pay stubs, Social Security, SSI, or a pension for each member of your household;
Proof of how much you spend for child care;
Rent receipts or proof of your mortgage payments;
Records of your utility costs; and
Medical bills for those members of your household age 60 or older, and for those who receive government payments such as Social Security or SSI because they are disabled.

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