I am homeless and I receive food stamps (CalFresh/EBT) in California, where I live, and receive mail at friends'. I was recently offered a short-term, part time job (a handful of hours per week for up to 2 or 3 months, but it's uncertain how long) in another state, and was given a W-9 form to fill out for it. I would like to write in a local address for that form, so that the employer doesn't have to wonder why I have an address in another state, but I wonder if that might lead me to risk losing my food stamps in CA.
Can receiving food stamps in one state and having an address on a W-9 form in another state--or even simply working in that other state--be an issue? Do Social Services and the IRS even communicate at all? (Also, how long am I allowed to leave the state and still receive food stamps there?)
I have spent hours (literally) on the phone with different Social Services and IRS numbers, and haven't found an answer to my questions there.
(By the way, I am aware that I am required to report when my income rises above a certain level, and I intend to do so if it does.)