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Do you have to pay back food stamps

My husband and I are separated, someone told me that if I get on food stamps and we end up working things out, I will have to pay them back....is that true?

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SBR8482

Asked by SBR8482 at 7:54 PM on Apr. 30, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (7)
  • I dont think so....
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 7:56 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • not true.
    3HappylKidds

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 7:56 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • No, not true.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 7:57 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I don't think it works that way. My best friend and her husband receive food stamps and she's the only person I know who's ever had to pay them back. Hers had to do with an income change in her household, though. She was receiving too much money..got a raise at work or something so she had to pay back like 3 months. Your situation sounds fine, though.
    fricky29

    Answer by fricky29 at 8:50 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • No definitely not true.
    proudmommy690

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 9:07 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • Not true. The only way you'd have to pay back is if you lied about something and they found out, or if they overpaid you.
    SAMNMAYASMOM

    Answer by SAMNMAYASMOM at 9:41 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • Only, as has been mentioned, if you were overpaid or had lied about your income level (resulting in an overpayment).
    AmourSpork

    Answer by AmourSpork at 9:53 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

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