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what is the most and least you've heard of someone getting for EBT? (food stamps)

My very good friend who does foster care is reviewed monthly depending on the number of kids she has at any given time. This month, October, she was given $937 in food stamps. My next door neighbor is an old retired war vet and when my husband brought him his mail he tore open the county envelope and was overjoyed to share the good news he was just approved for $14 a month. WTF? What kind of groceries are they thinking that will buy.... is there a max limit? Or a min. limit? $14 almost seems like it cost more to make the plastic card and send the mail. Sheesh


Asked by hibbingmom at 11:18 PM on Oct. 5, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (20)
  • I do think that $14 is kind of low. Right now for me and my 2 kids I get $295. I'm getting ready to send renewal paper in, so I wonder what I will wind up with this time. I heard that someone got $400 for a woman and one child. But she lied about it to get as much as she did.

    Answer by amessageofhope at 11:57 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • my aunt actually makes 6 dollars a month for foodstamps. i know a lady and her fiance have like 6 kids combined and they get 600 something whereas my mom has 4 young growing kids and herself and only gets 230. and me and my husband get about 356. i dont know y on earth they give people tiny amounts of foodstamps. 14 dollars may buy enough food for one meal.

    Answer by williams81209 at 11:21 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • What?! WOW I had no idea people get amounts that low! LOL that just seems really silly. But, I guess 14 bucks is 14's a dinner I suppose. Haha

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 11:22 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I've heard of someone getting like 18 bucks a month.... don't know about the most though, I know of someone who gets like over 500.
    Jacquie F.

    Answer by Jacquie F. at 11:22 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • i get 350 something for me and my neighbor is 56 yrs old...single...hes gets like 10 dollars or something...i dont know how they decide...

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 11:26 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • For me and my son, we get $100.00. No clue what anyone else gets.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:27 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I get $20. Its not much but its something.

    Answer by AugustMidge at 11:30 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I get 952 a month there are 6 of us and I only make around 300 a month b 4 taxes but my dad was getting like 5 or 6 last time we talked about it

    Answer by msh88 at 11:48 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Wow, OP that is sad about the veteran and his wife :( I know a girl back home (who is fat and lazy and a baby making machine) who gets like $800 for her, her hubby and 4 kids.

    Answer by kjbennett26 at 7:33 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Lowest amount: $10

    Highest amount $300


    Answer by Fallaya at 7:55 PM on Oct. 7, 2010