I Receive Unemployment, Can I Apply For Food Stamps And Medicaid?

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If you receive unemployment benefits, you may also be eligible to receive food stamps and/or Medicaid. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly referred to simply as ’food stamps’, is the USA’s primary food assistance program. It’s aimed at families with a household income up to 130% of the federal poverty guideline, although specific limits may vary from state to state. For the purposes of application, unemployment benefits constitute your ‘income’, so the amount you receive in benefits will affect your eligibility for food stamps. To check your eligibility you should contact your local SNAP office. The amount of benefits you receive must be declared in your application for food stamps, as well as information such as the number of people in your household and their income, plus household expenses.
Medicaid is a public health care program funded by the state and federal governments, providing necessary coverage to certain individuals on a limited income. As with food stamps, Medicaid is a federal program that is administered differently in different states, but in general is aimed at children, pregnant women, families with children less than nineteen years of age, people with disabilities and adults over sixty-five who meet certain financial requirements. Specific income (or value of unemployment benefits) limits vary between states, and may take into account other factors such as assets and resources held. It is possible to check whether you’re eligible by phoning the toll-free Medicaid Consumer Hotline on (800) 324-860. If you find you are not eligible to receive Medicaid, you may still qualify for ‘state-only’ programs, depending on which state you live in. It is also worth applying for Medicare, as you may be eligible for this even if you cannot be awarded help under the Medicaid program.
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My son in law was working, and apply ed for food stamps and they have three children, they recevied 400.00 a month in food stamps. Then he was laid off and started receving unenployment. He recevied about four checks then his food stamps were canceled. Anyone know why  thanks
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He should reapply. You can recieve both at the same time as long as you are within their income guidelines. He should check into it.
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I am currently receiving Unemployment Benefits of $346 per week and also just got approved for Medicaid for my pregnant wife and children and Food Stamps of $441 per month. So, yes you can receive Unemployment benefits and Food Stamps. We live in Texas.
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Ican receive the same time food stamp and unemployment compensation in OHIO srate. I have $ 270 food stamp and $ 265 per week.
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Can someone help me I applied for unemployment and they told me I couldnt because I was receiving medicaid that I had to leave my medicaid and I'm pregnant is that possible can someone answer me or advise me on what to do

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