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What exactly are food stamps?

Is it like WIC where they give you checks and you can only buy certain foods they tell you to buy in a certain quantity and brand name? Or is it like welfare Cash Aid where they put money on a card and you can buy whatever you want?

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madrigalreject

Asked by madrigalreject at 2:27 PM on Apr. 22, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • they put money on a card and you buy whatever you want food wise.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 2:29 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • Well food stamps use to be paper like money but now they come on a card. You can buy food, pop not alcohol or paper towel or cigarettes
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • They put money on a card but you can't buy whatever you want. You can only buy food. No pet food, no hot foods, and no alcohol.
    lizafur13

    Answer by lizafur13 at 2:31 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • Money on a card. You can buy human food at the grocery store that is NOT taxable, except soda. =]
    mommykayti

    Answer by mommykayti at 2:40 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • wait wait wait, they can be used to buy cigarettes? woooow... thats just wow
    BriHan06

    Answer by BriHan06 at 9:47 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • cigarettes of course not only food .....you can buy cake too
    rubipresiosa

    Answer by rubipresiosa at 8:29 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

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