Question about using Foodstamps
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August 24th, 2007, 07:39 AM
It's pretty hard to qualify here without kids. You have to be working 20 hours a week, and with as high as our minimum wage is anyone working that much will be over the income limits for a single person household. When I first got pregnant with DS I applied and they denied me because I wasn't working enough, I was working 17 hours a week and going to school full time. I was working on campus where you could only work up to 19 hours per week. It's a giant conspiracy, I say!
Now, when I got them a few months when Katerina was a baby, I qualified. I wasn't working 20 hours a week, but I was going to school. The guideline specifically said, "20 hours a week of either a wage earning job or schooling that will lead to a degree." So I had to be taking degree seeking courses, but it counted toward the 20.
And my grants didn't count as income even though I got a refund from them. woot.