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SNAP Benefits between jobs?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

My family is relocating to another state and my husband, a teacher, will not receive a pay check for the month of August. The district he worked for pays once per month, on the last day of the month, so he will get his final check on July 31st. His new district also pays once per month, but starts the cycle one month later, so no check until the end of September. July's check covers August's bills, but come September 1st we will be in a pickle.

 

Is it possible for us to get food stamps for that month he will be without pay? We will qualify for WIC and reduced lunches in the new place, but I am unsure of how to apply for that until he gets that first pay stub at the end of September; his salary in our current state puts us just over the line but when we move he won't have an income. I have enough put back to cover rent (due Sept.1st) but help with food would be amazing!

post #2 of 11

yes when we moved out of state we went to the welfare office right away to get foodstamps.  since we didnt have an income yet they got them to us within a week

post #3 of 11

I would go ahead and apply for WIC during your income-less month.

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Sharlla View Post

yes when we moved out of state we went to the welfare office right away to get foodstamps.  since we didnt have an income yet they got them to us within a week

 

How far back did they look for income?  One month?  Three months? 

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

From what I can find, it looks like they will go off of the previous 30 days of income, so I'm not sure if we'll get any help.

post #6 of 11

they looked at the last 8 weeks.  i had just been  paid my last paycheck which included my vacation pay. they still gave us emg foodstamps because we didnt have an income at the time
 

post #7 of 11

My experience in Florida is iffy in this situation.  They do look at the past 30 days of income *paid*, so the gap for the month may qualify you for food stamps.  However, in Florida, it can take up to 30 days to go through all the hoops to get approved.  With kids, I think they try to lessen that to ~15 days.

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

My husband just received his last two checks (June and July) from the district. Hopefully with this being the last time he will get paid until the end of September we will be able to qualify for assistance for August.
 

post #9 of 11

Can you get any kind of documentation that he will not be paid in the next month? A letter from the old district saying he is no longer employed there?
 

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yes, we have a letter stating his last day of work and that he is no longer employed in the district.

post #11 of 11

I think you will be eligible for benefits. Apply as soon as you can - different places take longer to complete the process. Good luck!
 

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