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How easy is it to qualify? Honest PA question....

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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Do they consider your current living situation? I mean for example lets say:

Family of 6.
Has a mortgage for a home maybe 1500.00 a month and family has "$ issues". Family could choose to lose their home and rent a 4 bed apartment or condo for 1/2 that.
Does the family have to lose the house in order to qualify?

Or do they consider you rent/mortgage?
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM
You will have to ask your case worker. If you need the help they will do everything they can to help. Just give them your information and they will go from there.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM

you cannot have assets over a certain amount, so if you own a home, you are not going to qualify. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:27 PM
They take all assets and have a formula to figure it out, but you can have a mortage and still qualify.
I was never told to find cheaper housing.
If you sold your house to rent a cheaper place you wouldnt qualify because you now have money.
LokisMama
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:27 PM

If you are the one who pays the rent/mortgage, then they do consider it.  

krusesbaby
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM
You can qualify if your paying a mortgage. Is what what you mean or do you mean outright own it.

Quoting Anonymous:

you cannot have assets over a certain amount, so if you own a home, you are not going to qualify. 

SpiritedWitch
by Froggie on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:29 PM

http://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/

Prescreening tool for food stamps

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM

They want to know how many are living in the house, ALL monies that are coming in (under the table, SS, disability, ANY money), what everyone's gross income is, and they go from there. They won't make you lose your house to qualify, no. Basically there's a chart and if you make more than what's allowed on the chart, you don't qualify. 

vegaswife2011
by LMAO on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM

No idea, I've never applied.

Raeann11
by Emerald Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM
All depends on what there requirements are. We had to get insurance for our girls and it had a bunch of questions on income and any other money we get or have got. For school lunches it just asks for income and they go by certain amounts. Some get free and some reduced and some make to much.
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