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Terre Haute, IN

#1 Aug 16, 2011
How long can you stay on food stamps ?
Is there a time limit or does it go on forever ?
Who do you report food stamp fraud to ?

Since: Jul 11

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#2 Aug 16, 2011
You have to qualify for Food Stamps. There is a review every 6 to 12 months.If your income is high enough you do not get assistance. Most people on Social security ,if they get at all, get $10 to $30 per month. If you suspect fraud go to the web site.There will be a place there to report it.
fyi

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Aug 16, 2011
The standards for food stamps aren't as high as they should be.i don't think there is a limit on how long you can be on them but if you know someone committing fraud you should report them.that way people who actually do need the help will get it.you can remain anonymous.
Really

Terre Haute, IN

#4 Aug 16, 2011
I know of two people that get $600 a month for families of 4. At $150 a month, that is plenty.
Really

Terre Haute, IN

#5 Aug 16, 2011
I meant $150 a week.

Since: Jul 11

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#6 Aug 16, 2011
fyi wrote:
The standards for food stamps aren't as high as they should be.i don't think there is a limit on how long you can be on them but if you know someone committing fraud you should report them.that way people who actually do need the help will get it.you can remain anonymous.
How high should they be?They are pretty high now. A single retired person drawing $690 a month gets $10 in food stamps.The cost of living affects these people also. But there is no chance of a raise, and what are you going to buy for $10 to feed some one.
Mel

Shepardsville, IN

#7 Aug 16, 2011
Hey I buy stamps so if you have 100 i will give you 50 for them. Then you can go buy your drugs, bingo or shit paper.
yeahhhhh

Frisco, TX

#8 Aug 16, 2011
Mel wrote:
Hey I buy stamps so if you have 100 i will give you 50 for them. Then you can go buy your drugs, bingo or shit paper.
Mel, I love you!!!!
NOSEY

Terre Haute, IN

#9 Aug 16, 2011
YEP STAMPS FOR CASH GOTTA LOVE IT
Working guy

Terre Haute, IN

#10 Aug 16, 2011
A family of 4 get a little over $600.00 a month
$7,200.00 a year, that seem fairly good
fyi

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Aug 16, 2011
yarby wrote:
<quoted text>How high should they be?They are pretty high now. A single retired person drawing $690 a month gets $10 in food stamps.The cost of living affects these people also. But there is no chance of a raise, and what are you going to buy for $10 to feed some one.
I think you misinterpreted me.what I meant by they aren't high enough is pretty much any druggie out there can get $600 month to do nothing.half the time they sell most of them.i think drug testing should be mandatory!!If u don't want to subject to the test then u don't need the food stamps.now I DO agree with what u thought I meant by saying that they do not give enough money to people who need it.its a messed up cycle.in my experience for example: I was NOT working for almost 5months.during that 5months they gave me $636 in food stamps andi got insurance for myself and my kids.i then contacted them to let them know I was working part-time and attending school full-time,then got cut down to $126month with no insurance for me or my kids.so basically for trying to better myself I was "punished".i have two children and am not afraid to admit I need the help for another year.but since im bettering myself im also going to bed hungry becaz I can't afford to eat after I feed my kids.if I was to sit on my ass all day id get tons of food stamps,tanf,and medical insurance for me and both my kids.its so stupid!

Since: Jul 11

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#12 Aug 16, 2011
fyi wrote:
<quoted text> I think you misinterpreted me.what I meant by they aren't high enough is pretty much any druggie out there can get $600 month to do nothing.half the time they sell most of them.i think drug testing should be mandatory!!If u don't want to subject to the test then u don't need the food stamps.now I DO agree with what u thought I meant by saying that they do not give enough money to people who need it.its a messed up cycle.in my experience for example: I was NOT working for almost 5months.during that 5months they gave me $636 in food stamps andi got insurance for myself and my kids.i then contacted them to let them know I was working part-time and attending school full-time,then got cut down to $126month with no insurance for me or my kids.so basically for trying to better myself I was "punished".i have two children and am not afraid to admit I need the help for another year.but since im bettering myself im also going to bed hungry becaz I can't afford to eat after I feed my kids.if I was to sit on my ass all day id get tons of food stamps,tanf,and medical insurance for me and both my kids.its so stupid!
you are totally right. The system is more screwed up since they started trying to fix it.If it weren't for food banks a friend of mine would only have her $10 in food stamps and $20 left over from her check.She would probably starve to death. No wonder so many seniors in this state are so skinny. I am sure the kids on stamps are not the ones they keep telling us are over weight.
Mel

Shepardsville, IN

#13 Aug 17, 2011
Let them go out and get a real job I am tired of supporting their lazy asses
fyi

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Aug 17, 2011
Mel wrote:
Let them go out and get a real job I am tired of supporting their lazy asses
god forbid anyone you love or know should ever need assistance in feeding their children! There's a special place reserved in hell for people with attitudes like that.Sometimes circumstances are out of peoples control.Not everyone abuses the system.Empathy goes a long way on this world.
Then Again

Fort Wayne, IN

#15 Aug 17, 2011
How about we just eliminate the program altogether? Let's just say effective September 1, 2011 the program no longer exists.
fyi

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Aug 17, 2011
Then Again wrote:
How about we just eliminate the program altogether? Let's just say effective September 1, 2011 the program no longer exists.
yes,thas the answer to helping people who need it.just take everything away because of a few fraudulent people.like I said,empathy goes a long way.
Abracadabra

Miamisburg, OH

#17 Aug 17, 2011
fyi wrote:
<quoted text> yes,thas the answer to helping people who need it.just take everything away because of a few fraudulent people.like I said,empathy goes a long way.
Let their churches help those that can't help themselves.
Out of hand

Carmel, IN

#18 Aug 17, 2011
I agree! I am NO republican, but the hand outs have gotten out of control. I'm tired of going to the grocery store to see the fat, nasty hag in front of me buying $600 worth of groceries with her 5 [email protected] children running around from 5 different men. I can't afford to spend that much on groceries and I have a good job.
A few months ago I was reading on here that we now give out free cell phones. I think that is outrageous yet everyone else seemed to defend the people getting free phones by making statements like "Well what if their car broke down or they had to call 911 for an emergency". I lived 25 years without a cell phone. I pay $80 a month for cell and data service. Nobody gives it to me for free and it certainly isn't a necessity.
Aha Moment

Washington, IL

#20 Aug 17, 2011
Certainly not all, but the vast majority of people on social welfare programs got there as a result of bad decisions they made in their lives. Maybe they chose not to take their educational opportunities seriously, maybe they chose to marry the wrong person, maybe they caused themselves to be terminated from a job, or maybe they made bad financial decisions and didn't live frugally enough to create an emergency fund capable of sustaining them in times of trouble.

Regardless of the reason, people have to start understanding there are consequences for their actions. And we must start holding them personally responsible for them. No more bailing people out with tax dollars.

Now, before all your bleeding heart types start talking about how nobody is perfect....I agree. I certainly am not perfect and have made some bad choices in my life that created some very tough times, but I didn't turn to the government to take care of me. I took responsibility and battled through it on my own. Something, from which, I think many could and should learn.

Since: Aug 11

Wheatland

#21 Aug 17, 2011
Out of hand wrote:
I agree! I am NO republican, but the hand outs have gotten out of control. I'm tired of going to the grocery store to see the fat, nasty hag in front of me buying $600 worth of groceries with her 5 [email protected] children running around from 5 different men. I can't afford to spend that much on groceries and I have a good job.
A few months ago I was reading on here that we now give out free cell phones. I think that is outrageous yet everyone else seemed to defend the people getting free phones by making statements like "Well what if their car broke down or they had to call 911 for an emergency". I lived 25 years without a cell phone. I pay $80 a month for cell and data service. Nobody gives it to me for free and it certainly isn't a necessity.
you know of course they can only call 911. and it cost you nothing.

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