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I have a problem

I just got approved for food stamps and cash assistance. I start school in June. Will they cut me off if I get a part time job? if thats the case I wont get one and concatrate on school

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (10)
  • They might it depends on how much you will make.....

    Answer by mominbolt at 9:16 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Oh. Don't ask anon with the question about SAHM on welfare!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • No, but as part of food stamps don't you have to report earnings quarterly?

    Answer by prettyrayray at 9:16 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • They may cut you back on the amount you receive but I don't think they will cut you off. Check with your caseworker is the only thing I can recommend.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • They won't cut you off... your foodstamps might get cut but only slightly... I'd go for the part time job, get you outta the house at least a little.

    Answer by Gremlyn at 9:19 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Well, if you're going to get cash anyway and food stamps, I say just concentrate on school.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • They will more than likely cut the cash assistance.I was working and only made 6.15 an hour and worked for 30 hrs a week and they cut mine off.But they increased my foodstamps.

    Answer by nikkiJ86 at 9:23 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Can you get school loans? That's what I do instead of have a job. I don't have food stamps or anything because we don't need them, but I don't think student loans would effect that any. The only thing I needed was temp medicaid. You should check with your case worker, they would probably be able to tell you best.

    Answer by ajguinn at 9:27 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Check into your welfare cutoff limit. In my area it's roughly $930 a month. I made $18 more a month than the cutoff limit and they cut me off. With a part-time job, I'm pretty sure you are in the clear. As for school, with welfare you get pretty good tuition assistance. That's my experience atleast. I got most of my schooling paid for and only had to get a couple thousand in loans. You should check into that also.

    Answer by Marix3 at 9:35 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Instead of taking a 100% free ride, take that part time job and give back a little of what you are getting. If they cut you back, it won't matter because you have a job to cover it.
    At the very least, commit yourself to some volunteer work for the same amount of hours you were planning on working part time so that you are giving back something to the community instead of soaking off the system.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 AM on May. 20, 2009

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