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Food Stamps info. / for AL ADD NEW PROFILE! (LINKONP 17 kids; Anniston, Alabama 1523 posts
2nd Jul '09

My fiance and I want to apply for Food stamps.
We live in Alabama.
And live with my mother.

He works at I-hop and makes about $550 bi-weekly.
I am currently Un-employed...BUT I get SSI from my dad.
(He was disabled, and died in 2004)
I get ABOUT $1000 a month. (Not that I ever see that money, my mom mostly uses it to pay rent, utilitys, ext)

My question is...

1) Do you think we will be eligiable?
2) Do we HAVE to include my mom? (We are trying to just get it for the both of us)

Im completely CLUELESS on Food Stamps.
I know that our grocery bill is OUTRAGOUS every month, though.
And we are in need of some help in that department.




**Note...: I know most Food Stamps/ Goverment help threads lead to DRAMA.
Please, dont bring your shit here....Im just asking for a little help here.
If you think I dont need it/ wont qualify....JUST TELL ME, dont be a b***h about it. **

ccccccccc 17 kids; Virginia 12959 posts
2nd Jul '09

In VA you have to include the HOUSEHOLD income. if you get 1000 a month you're probably not going to qualify.

Mommy of Three!!!!! Due November 20 (girl); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; California, 169 posts
2nd Jul '09

Here are a few links for you i googled them
www.alabamafoodstamps.net/alabama-food-stamps/alabama-food-stamps -



www.nccp.org/profiles/AL_profile_29.html



www.dhr.state.al.us/large_docs/Food%20Stamp%20Application

smurfed 3 kids; California 9552 posts
2nd Jul '09
Quoting Kate Momster. [BLUE TEAM]:
Jacey*Lyn 1 child; 11678 posts
2nd Jul '09

If you live with you mother, youll have to claim her income as well.
If you are getting $1000 SSI, plus your SO's $1100, plus your moms...No. I dont think youll be eligable.

Brightside 2 kids; Bald Knob, Arkansas 58130 posts
2nd Jul '09

You will NOT be eligible with that mush SSI. All states have different regulations but they threw mine out because of SSI.
And you live with your mom. So you wont be able to provide proof of rent?

Buh Byyyyyye Batman, Turkey 50586 posts
2nd Jul '09

Probably not.

ADD NEW PROFILE! (LINKONP 17 kids; Anniston, Alabama 1523 posts
2nd Jul '09
Quoting MISS Tommie[BBM]:
Kristen515 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 19594 posts
2nd Jul '09

You probably won't be able to get food stamps. You are an unmarried minor and your mom is entitled to that social security money to keep a roof over your head, so I hope you're not holding that against her.



You probably would, however, qualify for WIC. It won't buy all of your groceries, but will at least be a step in the right direction.

Brightside 2 kids; Bald Knob, Arkansas 58130 posts
2nd Jul '09
Quoting Kate Momster. [BLUE TEAM]:
Jacey*Lyn 1 child; 11678 posts
2nd Jul '09
Quoting Kate Momster. [BLUE TEAM]:
ADD NEW PROFILE! (LINKONP 17 kids; Anniston, Alabama 1523 posts
2nd Jul '09
Quoting ♥Brightside *HBIC*:
ADD NEW PROFILE! (LINKONP 17 kids; Anniston, Alabama 1523 posts
2nd Jul '09
Quoting KSmith:
Kristen515 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 19594 posts
2nd Jul '09

My best advice for now-- I know it would be hard, if not impossible, to find a job when you are less than 2 months from having a baby. But in the meantime, cut coupons, shop the sales, and shop at foodbanks if you have to to save money on your grocery bill. It can be done.



My favorite coupon/weekly sale ad site is http://www.couponmom.com But I'm going to post a new thread shortly with a whole list of other websites to help.

ADD NEW PROFILE! (LINKONP 17 kids; Anniston, Alabama 1523 posts
2nd Jul '09
Quoting ♥Brightside *HBIC*: