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Can I use the remaining balance on my SNAP card after i go back to work

I sent in a paper saying I dont need food stamps anymore but they didnt close my account yet. I live and NY and wanted to know if I will get in trouble

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Asked by ulday at 8:00 AM on May. 17, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • Call and ask

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:11 AM on May. 17, 2013

  • i would stop using
    might take time to stop- and they very likely will want it back

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:37 AM on May. 17, 2013

  • You can use what you have on your card now, but it will close at the end of the month.
    If they have a website to check status of the case you can report changes this way and it may get to a caseworker faster than mailing or calling it in.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 8:50 AM on May. 17, 2013

  • I'd use it up. You may be going back to work but sometime that little boost can help you really get on your feet.

    Answer by baconbits at 10:43 AM on May. 17, 2013

  • Generally the money disbursed prior to meeting maximum income guidelines is "yours"

    Answer by feralxat at 10:46 AM on May. 17, 2013

  • Yes. It was your allotment for the month. You are entitled to use it all. It should also remain on your card for 6 months before it disappears. Check the website to be sure. I think you can save it and use it later if that helps.

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:15 AM on May. 17, 2013

  • u should

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on May. 24, 2013

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