robin600 wrote: Brandimc wrote:
Taken directly from the Government website for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, fondly known as th food stamp program... (--LinkRemoved--)
Most able-bodied students ages 18 through 49 who are enrolled in college or other institutions of higher education at least half time are not eligible for SNAP benefits. However, students may be able to get SNAP benefits if otherwise eligible and they:
Get public assistance benefits under a Title IV-A program;
Take part in a State or federally financed work study program;
Work at least 20 hours a week;
Are taking care of a dependent household member under the age of 6;
Are taking care of a dependent household member over the age of 5 but under 12 and do not have adequate child care to enable them to attend school and work a minimum of 20 hours, or to take part in a State or federally financed work study program; or
Are assigned to or placed in a college or certain other schools through:
A program under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998,
A program under Section 236 of the Trade Act of 1974,
An employment and training program under the Food Stamp Act, or
An employment and training program operated by a State or local government.
Also, a single parent enrolled full time in college and taking care of a dependent household member under the age of 12 can get SNAP benefits if otherwise eligible.
Moral of the story: If you qualify, go for it. Most of us probably won't. So have some dignity and take out loans intended
for higher education purposes. They already take into consideration the cost of food.
Sorry if this was already answered but I didn't want to go through 4 pages of rants. I'm in Michigan, and my roommate and some of my friends get "Bridge cards" which are like food stamps, but it's run by the state of Michigan (I think). Doesn't every state have different qualifications. In MI, it's really easy to get a bridge card, I even tutored athletes who were on full scholarship who had them, but that's not my point. I'm just asking if each state has different guidelines so is it dependent upon where you go to law school?
I know Oregon and a lot of other states use the SNAP qualifications. The actual benefits are made available though an EBT card called "Oregon Trail."
AR, CT, DC, GA, HI, IL, LA, MA, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WY
Food Supplement Program
DE, MD, ME
Food Stamp Program (FSP)
AK, CA, ID, IN, KY, MO, NH, NJ, NY, UT
Food Assistance Program
AL, CO, FL, IA, KS, MI, OH
AZ, MN, NC, VT, WA, WI