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Food stamps, wic, moving to another state semicharmedlife 1 child; Blountstown, FL, United States 619 posts
4th May '12

my husband has a job in florida and we plan on moving to florida in a week and living with his mom untill we save enough for our own place. I have a few questions about switching my benefits. We have family medicaid and food stamps because we havent been able to find work besides odd jobs. We are hoping this job will help us to get of assistance, but in the meantime we will need them while we get on our feet.




Anyway, here are my questions,



Do I tell georgia before I move or after I become a florida citizen?



How do I switch everything from here to florida and what do you have to have when you apply in a different state?



Also what do you have to do to become a resident of another state?



This is our first move on our own and my first move out of state period, any other advice is appreciated tia :)

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
4th May '12

You don't "switch"



You cancel everything and start over again.

mommato2boys 2 kids; Okinawa, Japan 1221 posts
4th May '12

I know that for wic, you go to your next appointment and tell them where you are moving to and they will help you set it all up.

Goal_Digger 1 child; Charlotte, NC, United States 41196 posts
4th May '12

Get a closing letter for your case. When you get to FL show them the closing letter when you apply for assistance. I am assuming to become a resident you have to change your address with the post office and also maybe change your drivers license or ID if you dont drive.

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 26777 posts
4th May '12

You cancel everything with Georgia before you move.



Then you go and reapply in Florida. They may have different qualifications there... as WIC and food stamps are state run programs.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 120983 posts
4th May '12

You'll have to cancel them in GA then reapply in FL. Different states have different guidelines about what they factor in and how much you have to make and what not.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
4th May '12

you have to cancel what you have first and make sure you get a letter stating you are no longer receiving benefits to give to the new state

*...*...*...* 1 child; Michigan 8230 posts
4th May '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" You don't "switch" You cancel everything and start over again."


pretty much this.



Call all those offices and find out the procedure in discontinuing assitance. Every state can be different.



Then call the new states and find out what you need to do

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
4th May '12
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semicharmedlife 1 child; Blountstown, FL, United States 619 posts
4th May '12

Thanks so much, I never even thought about getting a letter! I would have been in a mess.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
4th May '12
Quoting kiwiimaddness:" Thanks so much, I never even thought about getting a letter! I would have been in a mess."


you would just have to wait longer if you didnt get one to bring into the new office with you... i know when i left alabama and tried contacting them to get it, they were sooooooooooo damn slow and took forever to get it to the office up here

Heather+Austin 1 child; Arizona 506 posts
5th May '12

Correct me if I'm wrong, but to the person who said "WIC and food stamps are ran by the state.." or whatever... I'm pretty sure WIC is government and Food Stamp programs vary from state to state. But WIC is pretty universal.

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 26777 posts
5th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Heather+Austin:</b>" Correct me if I'm wrong, but to the person who said "WIC and food stamps are ran by the state.." or whatever... ... [snip!] ... or whatever... I'm pretty sure WIC is government and Food Stamp programs vary from state to state. But WIC is pretty universal."</blockquote>




The federal government gives states grants for WIC. It's up to the state how they run the program.