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TraceyJuliet

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Food stamps
« on: May 07, 2017, 03:26:30 PM »
Hey guys,

Been trying to find the answer online but no results. Does my SSDI benefit count as income with regards to SNAP benefits?
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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 05:24:12 PM »
Yes.

Here is a IL SNAP calculator:  https://fscalc.dhs.illinois.gov/FSCalc/

If it says no, you might still want to double check.

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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 06:47:02 AM »
Yes,

I just received my readjustments and I haven't even received a SSDI payment yet .

I lost  $232 from fs  they also count your children benefits l if  they're collecting.


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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 07:08:18 AM »
Yes.

Here is a IL SNAP calculator:  https://fscalc.dhs.illinois.gov/FSCalc/

If it says no, you might still want to double check.

Thank you LL
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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 07:10:44 AM »
Yes.

Here is a IL SNAP calculator:  https://fscalc.dhs.illinois.gov/FSCalc/

If it says no, you might still want to double check.

LL - what about monies as a gift from church?
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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 07:35:13 AM »
When this came up for someone in CA recently, if they pay for things directly, then no, the gifts weren't counted.  If they received cash directly, then yes.

It's probably best to just go ahead and fill out an application.

Emergency food (different then SNAP):
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30366

More SNAP info:
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30357

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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 07:49:30 AM »
Thanks LL

My church pays my landlord directly. I'm already on food stamps - I have a phone interview any minute. I just want to make sure I have everything properly accounted for. That's why I also wanted to know if my SSDI counted as income. I didn't think to report the change in income because when SSDI started, the help from my church stopped, so it was basically even. I wasn't trying to hide anything, but I'm kicking myself now. All I can do is be honest and give them the numbers.  :Main17:
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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 08:11:10 AM »
Did for me in Washington State, had 10 days to report new SSDI income to the state. Lost my food benefits almost immediately, lost health insurance the end of that month. SSDI is considered income for a lot of welfare freebie programs.

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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 05:48:59 PM »
for me I went from 194.00 a month to 16.00 a month. when I was awarded SSDI so yes its calculated in. I am grateful for the 16.00 a month if you shop careful and I utilize the food banks . I worked for 40 yrs and am now medically disabled. 
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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 06:02:18 PM »
TJ wasn't asking g about SSDI but about church donations.

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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2017, 09:32:51 PM »
for me I went from 194.00 a month to 16.00 a month. when I was awarded SSDI so yes its calculated in. I am grateful for the 16.00 a month if you shop careful and I utilize the food banks . I worked for 40 yrs and am now medically disabled. 


Those are the exact numbers I went from - $194/month to $16/month. Time to utilize the food bank.
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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 10:50:09 AM »
Remember that per Federal guidelines, disabled persons get certain deductions from their monthly income.  And I believe they only have to meet the NET monthly income limit....not the GROSS limit.

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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 12:14:59 PM »
If you spend more than $35 a month on medical expenses you are not reimbursed for, you  can claim the amount over $35 a month. The only income I can think of off hand that does not count is Earned Income Credit because when you work, they go by gross income from wages.

It is Never a good idea to not report changes.  Even if you think it doesn't apply. If you received food stamps you weren't entitled to, you will have to pay the state back.
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Re: Food stamps
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 08:36:33 PM »
Did for me in Washington State, had 10 days to report new SSDI income to the state. Lost my food benefits almost immediately, lost health insurance the end of that month. SSDI is considered income for a lot of welfare freebie programs.

As it should be.

 

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