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It seems that counting your father as your dependent shouldn't, in itself, cause him to be ineligible for SNAP. Eligibility requirements for SNAP can be found on this FNS page. There are upper limits on the "countable resources, such as a bank account" that the beneficiary's household may have, and on that household's income. (There are some other ...


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To be eligible for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin, you must have been employed in the base period, which is a year-long period prior to the date you apply for unemployment benefits. Since your grandfather has not been employed for the past 8 years, I don’t think he is eligible for unemployment benefits.


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Surely a stripper or drug dealer needs to buy groceries too, but eventually they need to turn that food stamp income into real money. Someone who is going to buy groceries can use the food stamps like money, so would be a market for buying the food stamps. So the process would work like this (all numbers just examples): Person A receives $100 of food ...


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The IRS isn't going to care how you filed for benefits - they're effectively the high man on the totem pole. The agency that administers the SNAP program is the one who might care. File the 1040 correctly, and then deal with SNAP as you note. Do deal with SNAP, though; otherwise they might be in trouble if SNAP notices the discrepancy in an audit of their ...


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If she lives by herself, my guess would be that she qualifies as a household of one. Either way, her monthly income is below the threshold, so she should be eligible. Per the linked website The only way to determine if your household is eligible for SNAP benefits is to apply. I'd say it's worth a try.


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The California Department of Social Services clarified this in a 2015 memo to the county welfare directors (PDF) about residency requirements for the CalFresh program. In the "Out-Of-State" section, it discusses the procedure to be used when a county discovers that one of its clients has been accessing their benefits in another state: Example 1: ...


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Food stamps (now called SNAP) have been replaced by Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) debit cards. SNAP benefits are supposed to be used for uncooked food. Convenience food, gas, cigarettes, and booze are prohibited. The simplest fraud is a clerk or store owner buys the card at a discount, usually about 50 cents on the dollar, and buy legitimate food ...


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In Canada and the U.S., you can dial 2-1-1 on your phone to talk to someone about assistance programs. These phones are usually staffed by the United Way. Besides the call-in service, they also maintain websites with information about assistance programs: Canada: 211.ca U.S.: 211.org These websites will direct you to more localized websites for help in ...


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I think it's not so much Carer's Allowance counts towards the hours required for Working Tax Credit; instead, it is more that if one person gets Carer's Allowance, it reduces the hours that the other person needs to work1. The page Working Tax Credit on Gov.UK lists the basic requirements for claiming Working Tax Credit2: Hours you work You must ...


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There is a concept of a hardship withdrawal from a 401(k). However, even if you have verified hardships (and you need to check the IRS's rules about what counts as a hardship AND you need to check if your specific 401(k) plan even has provisions to allow for hardship withdrawals), if you are not at least 59 1/2 years old, there is still a penalty for ...


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This may be best handled by an expert. Look for somebody recommended by a church, homeless shelter, food pantry, office of unemployment, office of disability, or Veterans services to advise you on maximizing support for your father. You want to know what type of help you can give without causing the overall level of support to drop. You may even find ...


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