We homeschool grades 1-9 and have been considering applying for SNAP and medical insurance through the state. I am just worried that they will say I have to get a job. My dh works a full time job, but it's just not enough with fours kids still at home. Does anyone have experience with this?
Shouldn't be a problem for SNAP and medical insurance for kids if nothing available reasonably through hubby's work. They may have you do the children's health insurance program through the state instead of Medicaid, but it just depends on your state.
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Its going to vary by state, I know here even a single parent has to work to get SNAP or be in some kind of job search/training activity. Once your making $218 a week you don't have to participate.
Just depends on what kind of assistance. Shouldn't be an issue for foodstamps or medical for the kids. (No job search requirements in WA as of this fall when I had applied at least). For TANF, which is actual money, they do require job search.
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In our state, in order to maintain your SNAP and assistance, you have to show that you are actively seeking a job as well as attend workshops and mandatory meetings "teaching" you how to get a job.
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