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How long after signing up does it take to get Food Stamps?

Some of you may know that we've been having a lot of problems financially lately. I'd like to thank those of you who have been encouraging for me, given me advice, etc. You've been real life savers. Anyway, I finally threw my pride aside and decided that we had to get some kind of help or we weren't going to make it. I got sick of living off of like $80 a month for food, so last Friday (07/31) we signed up for Food Stamps and I was wondering about how long to expect it to take before we actually start receiving them. Thanks for your answers, and thanks again to those who have offered support.


Asked by Mrs.BAT at 3:13 AM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (5)
  • They have 30 days, but they rarely ever take that long. Usually within the week.

    Answer by Gealach at 3:19 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • i think its 30 days...well in ariz at least

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 3:14 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • I got mine the next day

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • when we went into the office, and had it the next morning

    Answer by Alysia_Moore at 3:19 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Thanks ladies!!! And thanks for being nice. I'm not used to seeing the women on here be nice to someone asking about things like this.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 3:29 AM on Aug. 8, 2009