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I applied for food stamps about a month ago. But I'm married still even though we have been seperated for 8 years now. Would that hurt my chances getting them?

And I have a daughter with someone else

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Newatthis411

Asked by Newatthis411 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 8, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • Depending on where your husband is and how much money he makes, you may have trouble getting food stamps for yourself and your daughter while you're still married. I hope you made it clear on the application that your husband never shares your household or your expenses, if that is true. Good luck.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 6:58 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • depends on how much both men are contributing in support
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 7:00 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • If he is not living in your home it doesn't matter if you are legally divorced or not. the only think they are worried about is the household income- including child support.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:30 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • You should be able to. Just go and try. Why haven't you got a divorce yet?
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:39 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • If you have a child with him and don't receive child support they will make you get it before they determine FS eligibility. The married part doesn't really matter.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 9:18 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • If you are married but separated and he lives in a different home than they will just look at your income/resources, and if you receieve any child support from your child's father this is income.

    If you live with the child's father than his income counts cause you share a child in common. But if he is father of your child before you married your husband, than his income does not count.

    If you are like some clients we have who are married and separated for years but living in separate area of the home, if that part of the home is attached to the house (basement is what most say they live in apart from their spouse) than the spouse's income/resources will count.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:05 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

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