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Will she lose her benefits if I live with her?

I would like to move to be nearer to my family, and I might stay with my sister for a few months in order to save money and figure things out. She gets food stamps and medicaid for her children. If I lived with her on a temporary basis, would she lose her benefits?

And please don't start the public assistance bashing. You don't know her situation, and neither do I.

Thank you in advance!


Asked by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (8)
  • No. If she filed souly for benefits for her and her family only, then they're the only ones that are considered in what she gets. If she were to file including you as a dependent, then your income would be considered as well. However, since she filed only using her income (etc), then only her status is considered. You wouldn't even be a blip on their radar if you moved in.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:26 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • No, I don't believe so.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:05 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • no she wont she doesn't have to inform them that your staying with her.

    Answer by PEEKA21 at 3:07 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • no...only if it's temporary

    Answer by TezMoM at 3:08 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I don't believe so. It will be considered 2 different households.

    Answer by virgomom95 at 3:10 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • She shouldnt lose them but she does need to let them know that you will be staying there for a few months. I highly recommend telling them you are there because if she doesn't and they find out you are there, then she will definately be sanctioned and lose her benefits and she would be required to pay them back. Honesty is best.

    Answer by jdlane1901 at 3:11 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • no my mom receives that for herself. she uses it for herself. they will not take it but she has to let them know you are there.


    Answer by sherryb1273 at 3:14 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • No, she's not going to be your dependent or vise versa.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 3:23 PM on Sep. 17, 2010