And yes, I am posting this question ANONYMOUSLY because I know how nasty some people can get when it comes to this subject!
Anyway, DH and I are going Christmas shopping tomorrow (pay day)... I am mostly worried about the kids -- I don't care if he gets me anything & I probably won't get him much this year either 'cause things are kinda tight-- but I just realized today that you can get those little meat and cheese gift sets and gift-type boxes of chocolates and tins of cookies and stuff like that ... on FS.
So I was thinking that is what I might do for my mom and dad and DH's parents and a few of our other close family members. What do you guys think? Would YOU do it? Or do you think I am a horrible person for even considering it? lol
Just to give you a little more info ... I am 23, he is 28 ...We have 4 kids under 6 ... we live on our own (not with family or anything like that) ... we pay our own bills... and we do not get cash assistance or anything like that ... just FS. I work 40+ hours a week and DH is a full-time (straight-A) college student, majoring in Digital Media and he gets student loans (and he will be graduating this Spring... then hopefully we won't even need FS). * I just wanted to make it clear that we do work hard and we are not being "lazy" and just "living off of the government"... we are really trying to get to the point where we don't need ANY help! *
We are currently getting $950.00 a month in FS... so it's not like we would run short if I use a little of it on gifts for family. We always have extra at the end of the month.... so we definitely won't starve if I use like $50 of it on Xmas gifts.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Dec. 9, 2010 in Holidays
Answer by dancinintherain at 10:00 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
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Answer by sweetpea1217 at 10:13 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Legally, yes it is wrong. By doing this, you could risk losing your food stamp eligibility. The food stamps are meant to feed your family. If you are getting $950 a month and you can afford to buy gifts with your food stamps, then you are getting too much. I am sure your family is aware of your financial situation and would be more than understanding if you didn't get them anything for Christmas.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:13 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
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