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I've heard that you can not receive food stamps in the state of Illinois if you are engaged or married. Is this true? I know they go by your income but are you automatically canceled out if you are married?

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Asked by MsPhyllis1985 at 1:46 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I'm not sure, but that wouldn't make much sense to me. Curious to see the answer!
    I don't see how the state could "prove" engagement either.

    Answer by Erin814 at 1:48 PM on Oct. 18, 2010


    Answer by Erin814 at 1:49 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Um, no! I'm married and have 3 kids and I get them. They do count both your incomes, so whoever said that might have just figured that once you get married you won't be eligible because of too much income.

    Answer by bethanysmom1007 at 2:43 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • No idea. Never had to utilize PA. :)

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 5:54 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

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