Food Stamps and Sooner care

Food Stamps and Sooner care

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The need to know

Tulsa, OK

#1 Aug 12, 2009
Can anyone tell me the guidelines that approve you for food stamps and sooner care? There is a couple in town that are getting assistance from both of these programs. Don't get me wrong. I think a person should, if there is truly a need and cause for it. Is it that easy to get assistance? They have owned 3 business in town. Well one just recently burned down and one is shut down and the other is still advertised as a operating buiness. They drive nice vehicles and to listen to her, they own serveral properities. I was just wondering how a family can get on these programs with the assets that this family has?
Good Girl

Boynton, OK

#3 Aug 12, 2009
Food Stamps is for food, Sooner care is for insurance, for their children. Would you take food out of the childrens mouth? Regardless of what you think of the parents? If you really believe that fraud is being committed call the Department of Human Services of Leflore County.
But, from the language of your post, I would say you have a prior grievence against these people. If that is the case, you really need to find something better to do with your time. It takes a lot of energy to hate.
SHUT UP

Claremore, OK

#4 Aug 12, 2009
Good Girl wrote:
Food Stamps is for food, Sooner care is for insurance, for their children. Would you take food out of the childrens mouth? Regardless of what you think of the parents? If you really believe that fraud is being committed call the Department of Human Services of Leflore County.
But, from the language of your post, I would say you have a prior grievence against these people. If that is the case, you really need to find something better to do with your time. It takes a lot of energy to hate.
Why don't you just shut your ignorant stupid welfare mooching mouth, you sleazy welfare trailer trash bum.
Good Girl

Boynton, OK

#5 Aug 12, 2009
Wow, it seems i have hit a nerve, lol, you don't bother me, but fyi I am not on welfare, i don't live in a trailer, you must be talking about yourself.
simply fed up

Port Allen, LA

#6 Aug 12, 2009
i think even if they have business but show loss like their pay out exceeds their income. Sooner care is for middle class as well as poor families. If your talking about the people I think you are then it doesnt look like they get a lot of business to make a big income. especially if one is closed and one burnt.
bobcat lady

United States

#7 Aug 13, 2009
what difference does it make the welfare dept.is all messed up anyway so what the heck.if you get anything from the gov. go for it,its there and look how the rich people that work for the gov.is taking, our money.so I say go for it and be happy.
lmao

United States

#8 Aug 13, 2009
bobcat lady wrote:
what difference does it make the welfare dept.is all messed up anyway so what the heck.if you get anything from the gov. go for it,its there and look how the rich people that work for the gov.is taking, our money.so I say go for it and be happy.
I sooo agree with you, we, the people, work our butts off and the freakin Gov. takes it from us, gives it to the MEXICANs, so go get it people if you can, might as well, if you don't the mexicans will!!! I work everyday, 12 and 13 hours a day, a whole lot of my paycheck goes to uncle sam, I had much rather someone that is actually trying to make it, being these people thats being talked about that has business and the one that burned, I had rather them be able to get help with food stamps and sooner care than a damn mexican anyway!! I worked for my money and if they can get help from my tax dollar, Im just tickled pink!! Those of you thats bitchin about them must have a tiff with them, cause I wuld bet one of my paychecks that you are on welfare to!!! Get a life and a job people!!
The Need To Know

Tulsa, OK

#9 Aug 13, 2009
Not one person who has responded to this discussion has answered my question. Can any one tell me the quildlines or qualifications to being approved for food stamps? Instead you want to talk about how to scam the government or say "well this must have happened" or "you must be doing this". What are you teaching your children. There is no wonder the next generation is always worse than before.
Good Girl

Boynton, OK

#10 Aug 13, 2009
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Oklahoma. The Food Stamp Program has both an income and resource test for each household applying for benefits. The maximum income standards are updated each year on October 1 using federal guidelines. The current yearly maximum income and resource standards by household size are:$13,284 for a 1 person household; $17,808 for a 2 person household; $22,332 for a 3 person household; $26,856 for a 4 person household; $31,380 for a 5 person household; $35,904 for a 6 person household; $40,428 for a 7 person household; and $44,952 for an 8 person household. For each person over 8, add $3,746 to the maximum gross income for 8 persons. The current resource maximum standards are:$3,000 in countable resources for households with a member age 60 or older, or disabled person of any age; $2,000 in countable resources for other households. Countable resources include liquid resources such as cash on hand, money in checking and savings accounts, stocks, bonds, CDs; non-liquid resources such as land, buildings, personal property (not household goods).

Information came from www.govbenefits.gov
lmao

United States

#11 Aug 14, 2009
The Need To Know wrote:
Not one person who has responded to this discussion has answered my question. Can any one tell me the quildlines or qualifications to being approved for food stamps? Instead you want to talk about how to scam the government or say "well this must have happened" or "you must be doing this". What are you teaching your children. There is no wonder the next generation is always worse than before.
Instead of depending on a internet forum for "welfare" info, go to DHS like every other person does, this isn't DHS! No need being a freakin smart ass either, no ones telling how to scam the gov. was just discussing facts!
lmao

United States

#12 Aug 14, 2009
I don't have children either by the way! If I did I would be teaching them how to WORK, not how to get WELFARE!!!!! I would teach them Welfare is for people who are phically able to work, not for lazy people that wants it gave to them!
Rhonda

United States

#13 Aug 14, 2009
Sooner Care is a great program and many middle income families receive it, my children included. Just because you own a business doesn't mean you are rich! My husband and I work very hard to earn a living, and we still qualify for Sooner Care and our children receive assistance with college. You have to requalify to be on the program every 6 months. If a family fell on hard times, they should take advantage of both programs they legally qualify for.
LOL

Tulsa, OK

#14 Aug 14, 2009
lmao wrote:
I don't have children either by the way! If I did I would be teaching them how to WORK, not how to get WELFARE!!!!! I would teach them Welfare is for people who are phically able to work, not for lazy people that wants it gave to them!
Now who is the "freaking smartass"...lol
Need to Know

Tulsa, OK

#15 Aug 14, 2009
Rhonda wrote:
Sooner Care is a great program and many middle income families receive it, my children included. Just because you own a business doesn't mean you are rich! My husband and I work very hard to earn a living, and we still qualify for Sooner Care and our children receive assistance with college. You have to requalify to be on the program every 6 months. If a family fell on hard times, they should take advantage of both programs they legally qualify for.
I have a 20 year old and we do not make a lot of money but was told that my 20 year old can not receive any assistance for college due to income guidelines. Could you briefly fill me in on what you did for your child to receive assistance. We have already talked with the right people about assistance and they said no due to income guidelines. We do not make that much money at all. My son and I together make around $35,000.00 a year. Any help would be appreciated.
Good Girl

Boynton, OK

#16 Aug 14, 2009
Need to Know wrote:
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I have a 20 year old and we do not make a lot of money but was told that my 20 year old can not receive any assistance for college due to income guidelines. Could you briefly fill me in on what you did for your child to receive assistance. We have already talked with the right people about assistance and they said no due to income guidelines. We do not make that much money at all. My son and I together make around $35,000.00 a year. Any help would be appreciated.
The easiest thing to do would be to go to (or call) the college your son wants to attend and speak to a counseler, or a financial aid officer. There is a lot of money out there for those who wish to go to college, unfortunately it is not advertised. Like, grants, scholarships, so on and so forth. It takes a lot of research, and you have to be willing to force the issue, don't take no as an answer. If you want it badly enough, and take the time to look for it, the money is there. Your son has to show that he is extremely serious about his education.
If your son is interested, UAFS has excellent help for those who need help. You gotta be willing to do the footwork. You do not have to be on any other kind of government program to recieve grants, and some scholarships are little more than writing essays.
( I know this, because it is how I was able to go to college.)
Need to Know

Tulsa, OK

#17 Aug 14, 2009
Good Girl wrote:
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The easiest thing to do would be to go to (or call) the college your son wants to attend and speak to a counseler, or a financial aid officer. There is a lot of money out there for those who wish to go to college, unfortunately it is not advertised. Like, grants, scholarships, so on and so forth. It takes a lot of research, and you have to be willing to force the issue, don't take no as an answer. If you want it badly enough, and take the time to look for it, the money is there. Your son has to show that he is extremely serious about his education.
If your son is interested, UAFS has excellent help for those who need help. You gotta be willing to do the footwork. You do not have to be on any other kind of government program to recieve grants, and some scholarships are little more than writing essays.
( I know this, because it is how I was able to go to college.)
Thanks for the information. He was turned down for financial assistance at Carl Albert in Poteau. He thought he would do 2 years at Carl Albert then maybe go to a 4 year college. We are paying for his college education and books with no assistance whatsoever.
Good Girl

Boynton, OK

#18 Aug 14, 2009
Keep looking, I know for certain that most colleges offer "book" scholarships, that will help. Over this year, as he keeps his grades up, have him apply for scholarships and grants, there are more out there than what one would think. Most have to be filled out and turned in during the spring semester, prior to the start of the next year. Keep bothering the financial aid department, ask them specifically about scholarship programs. Also there are many websites online that can give you more info. Don't give up, for the sake of you, your son, and believe it or not for the town. For every child who graduates college, it is a small battle won against the poverty that holds this area. Wish I could help you more, good luck!
bobcat lady

United States

#21 Aug 18, 2009
don't give up on college just give up on the gov. they well not help unless you have money to back up and to say the least you have to know somebody to get into college. they look only at the upper class man. not the small town class man.
Rhonda

Oklahoma City, OK

#22 Aug 18, 2009
You must not have attended this years Talihina's Graduation. I was very impressed at the number of our students who received scholarships(many full) to colleges. A very high percentage of the students listed they were attending college. With the OLAP program and 2 junior colleges in our neighboring towns, it is only a students lack of ambition that will prevent them from attending college. The college admissions department looks at academic scores, not who you know. Don't cut our small town kids short! Give them the credit they deserve! Good luck to the Talihina Class of 2009!
Talisman

Tulsa, OK

#23 Aug 18, 2009
Need to Know,
If no one in your family has a college degree (B.A. or B.S.), he may be eligible to participate in a program called Student Support Services at either CAJC or EOSC. If he is accepted into the program as a "first-generation" college student, the staff maybe able to assist him in locating some type of financial aid. As the last resort, look into Guaranteed Student Loans. The money is there for your son's education but a GSL is one of the last things you really want to consider.. it puts a financial hardship on the kid once they leave college... but better than not going. Call EOSC and CAJC and ask for their Student Support Services project and get started now. Also, you probably know that if your son is Indian, there are funds available through the tribe for college tuition/books/etc.- Good luck.

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