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Do the food stamps people see your IRS return to verify your income?

Asked by: Jesica Hogan 616 views YA Discussion

In the US, if you apply for food stamps does your case worker have access to your tax returns to determine income eligibility? And does this vary from state to state?

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  1. Judy on Jan 05, 2013 Reply

    They can verify your income, they don’t just hand out benefits because of what someone SAYS. You’d be asked to provide proof of income.

    Food stamp eligibility income is the same in most states, but Alaska and Hawaii are higher.

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  2. Cranky Yankee on Oct 17, 2013 Reply

    You’d be logical to think so, but when I applied for food stamps online here in South Carolina for 60 year old applicants I did not have to submit any paperwork nor was I interviewed. I simply received an EBT card in the mail with my allotment 5 days later. As for IRS verification I would like a definitive answer from someone who actually knows what he/she is talking about. Here’s the kicker I stated I had a checking account balance of $250k and I still got food stamps. Don’t believe me? Put some money up and I’ll show you my application. Oh and I just received a $6,678 subsidy for a Blue Cross Essentials Silver 3 plan under ObamaCare. How’s that for gaming the system.

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  3. Cranky Yankee on Oct 17, 2013 Reply

    You’d be logical in your theory, but wrong in practice. I submitted an online application for 60 year old applicants here in South Carolina and I did not have to submit any paperwork nor was I interviewed. 5 days later I received an EBT card with an initial allotment. The kicker is I entered $250k in the checking account balance and I still got food stamps. I showed it to my neighbor and he couldn’t believe it. I appealed their decision to see if they would catch their error but after 6 months I still keep getting a monthly allotment. If anyone knows for sure whether state agencies actually check federal tax returns as opposed to state tax returns I’d appreciate it. Oh, and to add to the insanity I am one of the few to successfully enrolled in ObamaCare today with a $6,768 subsidy no less. Plus I couldn’t help myself but I also picked up a free Life Line phone courtesy of the FCC fee at the bottom of you all’s cell phone bill.

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