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Did You Get Less Food Stamps?

Anonymous
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We get food stamps. We are a family of 5 and we get $398. I'm trying to figure out how much I will lose so I can plan accordingly.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM

did you get a letter in the mail?

MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

 Did you get a notice saying it would be going down?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

No, but I just called and it said that everyone's is going down. I'm waiting on a call back right now.

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM

everyone's FS's stamps are reverting to the pre ARRA amount

JamesMom714
by Platinum Member on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM
I'm not on FS, but based on he articles I've read it is a 5% across the board drop.

To make up the difference keep an eye out for sales and use coupons or store loyalty cards for discounts.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM

assume it will be at least 50.00 I don't think that they should take any more from you.

caligirl7613
by Platinum Member on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM
thats true. i ws in walmrt grabbing some candy yesterday and there were notices taped to everyones registers saying in NOV food stamp benefits would be decreased due to a change in the program. it didnt say by how much though. hopefully its not alot and doesnt hurt your family too bad.

Quoting Anonymous:

No, but I just called and it said that everyone's is going down. I'm waiting on a call back right now.

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Bigmetalchicken
by Ruby Member on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM

If you get the 5% drop, you will be down to about $377. That is just an estimate, mind you, I did not use a calculator. But 10 of your amount would be $39.80. Half of that is $19.90

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Okay, they just called me back and we are getting $355, so we took a $43 cut.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM
I read it would be approximately $9 a person per month.
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