What are food stamps?
Food stamps allow people to buy food in groceries and stores. It is like using a credit card or a debit card. It is a federal programme which works throughout the United States.
Can a college student be eligible for food stamps?
Yes, students between the ages of 18 to 49 are eligible to receive food stamps and you have to prove that you are:
- Having a 20 hours week with the least minimum wage
- Working under a state or federally funded study-work program for the period of the school year
- Provide evidence to show that you are disabled
- Taking care of people in your household who are under the age of 6 years or unable to take care of themselves
- Taking care of children between the ages of 6 to 11 years, where sufficient child welfare is not available
- A single parent and a full-time student taking care of a child under the age of 12
- Receiving benefits pertaining to Family Assistance (FA)
- Attending school under the act called Jobs Training Partnership Act (JTPA).
Will financial aid be considered income for food stamps?
Any federal financial aid received by a student will not be counted as income.
Will Food Stamps Affect My Financial Aid?
Food stamps do not affect your eligibility for financial aid and, also getting financial aid will not affect your eligibility for food stamps. In fact, food stamps help one for becoming eligible for federal grants. On the FAFSA, there is a spot that will enquire if you are receiving any food stamps. When you check the box for food stamps, you pretty much get done with most of your FAFSA questions.
Is Private Loan Considered Income For Food Stamps?
Personal loans not considered as income. They are not even considered as income when you file your FAFSA or your taxes. Therefore, private loans will not be considered as income when you apply for food stamps. You do not even need to report the same to your financial aid office as it is not income.
Does Going To School Affect Food Stamps?
No, going to school will not affect eligibility for food stamps. As a matter of fact, financial aid is intended to facilitate the covering of student expenditures such as travel and living costs. Therefore, going to school should not be related to food stamp eligibility.
For more details on food stamps, visit – http://ssa.gov/pubs/10101.html#food
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