Everyone needs the help at one time or another…when it comes to food…..even if it’s just for a couple of weeks or a couple of months. Or maybe we just need the help while were in school. There’s no shame in that since we’re expected to spend the little money we do have on tuition, books, supplies, etc.
Did you know that not only low-income families can get help with food, but COLLEGE STUDENTS also qualify for food stamps. As long as they meet one of the many qualifications, they can get help while they are in college. Examples of some of the criteria are:
*As long as you are a full-time student who works at least twenty hours per week
*If you are a full-time, single student caring for children younger than 12
*If you are a full-time, married student caring for children younger than 6
*Or if you are at least a part-time student who is actively working any hours in a work-study program.
Did you know that federal financial aid including Pell grants, Perkins loans, Stafford loans and most work-study jobs are not counted as income against student eligibility? There are plenty of ways to apply, but these options aren’t for everyone. You can go to a local office, mail in an application, and now in some cases you can apply online.
the link to go to the ‘Food Stamp Benefit Estimator’ or just click on the picture.
– Elizabeth Torres