FOOD STAMP QUESTION

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by STILLjustamom, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. STILLjustamom

    STILLjustamom New Member

    when my adult son comes to live with me, can he apply for food stamps? He does not have to pay rent, but he does not have any income either.
     
  2. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    No. They'll count your income plus they'll consider the free room and board as income for him. Since he is an adult, you can't use him to qualify for anything unless he has a disability.
     
  3. Kali

    Kali New Member

    My brother is bi-polar (possibly aspergers) has always lived with my mom (who makes way too much money to have ever gotten assistance), my brother gets Food Stamps as well as somehow he got health insurance too. He got it all finally after one of his jail stints, while he was in the half way house... he has since maintained it.

    He is 25 now, so I think it is possible, it might vary state to state perhaps.
     
  4. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    If he is over 22, he can be considered a separate household if he prepares and eats his food separately from the other family members. The key words here are "separate household" and "prepares and eats separately".

    Former caseworker here.
     
  5. He could get the food stamps in our state also if he prepares , eats, and stores the food separately. The caseworker sometimes comes to the household to check out the food storage system and to make sure the recepient's food is actually kept in a separate place. It seems like a lot of work and expense (for the individual and the state) to me when a single person is only eligible for a very small amount of food stamps.
     
  6. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    DJ is right. They can come to the house, but I was on Food Stamps for years and that never happened.
     
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