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#1 of 8 Old 11-27-2013, 10:51 AM - Thread Starter
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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?

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My husband works and I stay home.   We've been on snap for years and its no problem.

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It should be no problem.  They just ask how much income is coming in, and you tell them.

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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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Depends on the state. In WA we were told both parents had to work regardless of the age of a child. In MO one parent can SAH if there is a child under age 6 living in the home. They don't care if you homeschool so they expect that if you have school aged children a parent doesn't NEED to be at home.

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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.

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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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