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Questions tagged [welfare-benefits]

Questions about government-sponsored need-based welfare benefits, also known as public aid. This includes questions about government nutrition assistance programs (food stamps), housing assistance, etc. This does not include mandatory government insurance programs, such as Social Security, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, universal health care, etc., which have their own tags.

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Is there a list of financial assistance programs in Ontario, for the poor but not disabled?

As nobody in my family is disabled, we probably don't qualify for Ontario Disability Support Program. But we're indigent, and I'm downcast to find out only about OESP today! I know about the big ones ...
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Can my grandfather receive money in the state of Wisconsin if he's unemployed?

Please read entire post before answering. Hello! My grandfather has lived here in the U.S for the past eight years. He immigrated here in 2010 and does have a green card (no citizenship). He also has ...
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How are fraudulent food stamp redemptions actually turned into cash?

This news article describes a bar being shut down because they were accepting food stamps for drugs and lap-dances. The USDA described how they investigate and fight fraud. Analysis shows that the ...
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Is it ok to withdraw from 403b and 401a while collecting unemployment?

Do I need to claim it as earned income and chance not getting unemployment benefits for that week. The choices says retirement 401k but not 401A or 403B. Plus its not earned income. I withdrew early ...
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Is my mother eligible for SNAP?

My mother is 75, and after my father's death started collecting around $1600 a month in SS. Her property taxes alone each year take most of that money. Add payments, food, car insurance etc, and she ...
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How long can I go out-of-state and keep receiving CalFresh (food stamps in California)?

There are two parts to this question: - How long can I legally leave California for, and still be eligible to keep receiving food stamps? - I know I can use my food stamps out-of-state, but I've also ...
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Separated spouse filed for SNAP benefits as single. Does this affect ability to file taxes jointly?

I'm asking for a friend who is separated from her spouse, but not divorced yet. Her ex filed for SNAP benefits (food stamps) as single during a couple of months while unemployed in another state. ...
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Will my father still be eligible for SNAP if I claim him as my dependent?

My income is over $50K/year. I am 30 years old. My father's income from ALL sources is $0/year. My father is 55 years old. I give $1,000/month via online banking transfer to my father. He also gets $...