A new Ohio food stamp rule allows anyone without income to qualify for food stamps. Commissioners in Warren County near Cincinnati said they want to go back to the old eligibility standards. They were angry after learning that a woman with $80,000 in the bank, a paid-off $311,000 home and a Mercedes qualified for $500 a month in food stamps after she lost her job. Commissioner Dave Young calls the new rule offensive.
Do you find the rule offensive and think it should change? Or do you think this is an extreme example and there may be people who have some savings and a home, but need food stamps temporarily?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:20 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
Answer by ZaTa at 12:46 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 12:57 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:02 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
The house shouldn't matter at all, I think the savings and maybe expensive car should. Yes a person needs a vehicle, but if you were that hard up you should at least sell it and get a more reasonable car. Then see how far the savings takes you before applying for assistance. We've used up all our savings but we still haven't applied for FS. I'm not going to either. It's tax season now so my dh will make too much anyway. But by the time fall rolls around if things don't improve for us we would probably qualify. I wouldn't apply for it though, unless I was desperate. Some people have no class or shame. That woman really had a lot of nerve applying for something she really didn't need.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:10 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
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Answer by tracy0812 at 1:36 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 1:38 PM on Mar. 19, 2009