Food Stamp Qualifications Could Be Ch...

Food Stamp Qualifications Could Be Changing

There are 87 comments on the WWNC-AM Asheville story from May 23, 2008, titled Food Stamp Qualifications Could Be Changing. In it, WWNC-AM Asheville reports that:

Tammy Johnson says she was recently denied food stamps because her husband makes too much money.

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Kathy Stevenson

Memphis, TN

#65 Aug 23, 2011
pat wrote:
i recently applied for food stamps because i am a single mom whom just had knee surgery and on dissability short term. i make 21 dollars too much. what a joke. the government needs to up the limit for food stamp qualifacations with rising food cost instead of sitting around with their bellys full while the working class starve.
A couple of weeks ago I sent in my application to possibly get food stamps.On the 11th of this month a lady called me and said I had a telephone appt for the next day.A man called me that morning.He asked me questions to verify what I had already written.He said he was going to send me some papers and they needed a copy of my bank statement and a rent receipt.I said no problem. This past Friday I got a letter from them saying I had missed my appointment, when I did not.It showed a workers name and a phone number, but when you called it noone would answer and it belonged to someone else.I finally got an operator and told him what happened.He said that I would be getting a letter showing they turned me down.He said they would send me another application.I ask him what about medical statements for things that I had to buy on my own, he said if I sent them the statements showing I buy them.I am a veteran, a diabetic and have to buy my own strips as I am not insulin dependent.I am also 100% permanently disabled with intensive pain.They had determined tbut I was not qualified and did not let me know.The only money I get is disability pay each month, but they said I was not qualified to get the food stamps.I was hnest with every question they asked.I don't understand this, they grant food stamps to some of the most crooked people there are. They lie on their application for the amount of dependents, getting a relative to write a note for them saying that their two children live at their house so they can get more.This is so wrong. I have been working since I was sixteen years old. I have never ask for anybody's help and the first time I do I get turned down. I am a veteran, I served my country but that doesn't matter.I am a diabetic and have a horrible nerve disease of the sinal cord. I have to buy special foods, but can't afford them.
Thank you for reading my post. I hope everything goes well for all of you.

Kathy
a colored woman

Graham, NC

#66 Sep 17, 2011
how about you take your old ass and die??? "blacks and spanish (i hope u meant hispanics) are in control???""" wtf? no--white people have been in control for years and will always be. This country was built on the free labor of blacks and lazy whites did nothing. So take your social security and shove it. I hope you starve.
nac wrote:
I was denied food stamps, everything. Why, because the blacks and spanish are in control.
I work part time and cannot afford to pay my utilities so I enrolled for food stamps. They said I earn to much money. I am a senior citizen on social security and that pays my rent.
We can thank Oprah's money for supporting Obama and being a radical colored woman.
I hope she loses all the money she has no looks or talent.
dianne

Asbury Park, NJ

#67 Sep 28, 2011
Im puertorican, unemployed with a daughter paying $600 a month for rent (part time job). They denied because "I didnt cooperate" but then the supervisor told me that it was an internal mistake. Anyway, nothing happens, they dont write back or call back, absolutely nothing, i dont know what else to do but they just do nothing. My son went to school today without breakfast..:/..I have been waiting for four month. The day I went to the SS Oficce, I met a mexican woman that has been waiting for 5 month. Racism, discrimination? This measurements whatever they are, are for all of us..oh and I cant work..anyways, havent been able to find a job... OUCH!
steve

Venice, FL

#68 Oct 21, 2011
your a dubas btch ive been looking for work 8months now after a mexican fck took my job well long story short you have a house a car a job and your complaining try living on the streets for a week you stupid a$s people like you dont need help
steve

Venice, FL

#69 Oct 21, 2011
go back to puerto rico at least you got a job oh boohoo kiddie didnt get breakfast they feed them at school you moron
shannon

Guyton, GA

#70 Oct 31, 2011
my god help all of you in need.and my god be with you and your kids through the hard times you all are going through.god bless you all
Briggit

Detroit, MI

#71 Feb 11, 2012
The DDS sucks period !!! U give them all yr info and it takes them forever to call u back .. They mess up yr paperwork ... U fax them yr paperwork .., they claim they don't get the faxes .. Then it is turned over to different ppl who at times don't know what they doing ... It's a shame DDS doesn't train there employees well .... U get a run around for months and DDS still can't get it right .....
Briggit

Detroit, MI

#72 Feb 11, 2012
I faxed 9 copies of paperwork showing a decrease n pay and it took DDS n Fayetteville over a month to reply ... My paperwork didn't get looked over for a month .. I kept calling ... No one returned my call ..... It was we r changing work areas ... Etc ... My case worker no longer worked there ..... Lol ... What a joke and how they return phone calls ... Get more help ... DDS if u can't return ppl calls ... DDS n Fay , Nc is TOtally UNORGANIZED !!!
Tired of DDS

Detroit, MI

#73 Feb 11, 2012
DDS n Fayetteville , Nc is 100% unorganized ... U call them ... They don't return phone calls n forever ... They mess up your paperwork on total gross ... They deny ppl who they mess up on paperwork cause they don't know what they doing period ... I was denied for making too much money ... Weekly and I didn't get paid but every two weeks but they put I was getting paid every week ... Shows how much they pay attention to what ppl r bringing home on their pay checks ... Then it was sorry we made a mistake later after 6months of not receiving any asst ... Their fault ... Not the ppl applying fault .. Didn't put any food n my stomach ... DDS n Fay , Nc needs to step up their game .... Train the caseworker better n making wrong decision on ppl who really deserve the food stamps ... And stop making excusses on paperwork ... Also learn to return phone calls n a timely matter .... Months to return calls is a POOR excuse .....hire more ppl !!!! Period !!!!
joey

United States

#74 Jun 7, 2012
That's cause youins isn t going to get much anyways... 20.00
49 year old Grandmother

Atlanta, GA

#75 Jun 8, 2012
I just applied for food stamps and the case worker who called me said that I was not eligible because I am 49. Are these people serious? This could mean a lawsuit based on age discrimination. I am not working, do not receive unemployment, and I am homeless!!!!
beth

Hacienda Heights, CA

#76 Aug 16, 2012
Right on the paperwork it states that if you are a illigal you can apply no questions asked.!! How the hell is that fair. So yes if you are Mexican and hear illigaly you will get help. Its pathetic. While us working who got laid off need help we can't get cause the money is going to somthing who doesnt' even belong hear. It's sad. Then they abuse the system cause they work under the table and don't report any income. They don't pay taxes on top of it. Not cool...
procollege

Greenville, NC

#77 Sep 13, 2012
HOUDINI wrote:
F*** you..if you don't like the fact that blacks and "HISPANICS" get government aide, then get your white trash a*s up out of a predominately black city and go with your natives, B**CH....OR WHATEVER THE F*** YOU ARE...
<quoted text>
ummm the "HISPANICS" that get the US money don't deserve it. they come here illegally and work under the table and still get food stamps. Most people who have food stamps work the system... having more and more babies so they get more on their EBT cards, and that is predominately in the black community. So grow up, stop the insults and don't call elders names. Its people like you who make this world a miserable place. If you have to use more *'s in your words than actual letters then your the one who sounds white trash.
procollege

Greenville, NC

#78 Sep 13, 2012
Tired of DDS wrote:
DDS n Fayetteville , Nc is 100% unorganized ... U call them ... They don't return phone calls n forever ... They mess up your paperwork on total gross ... They deny ppl who they mess up on paperwork cause they don't know what they doing period ... I was denied for making too much money ... Weekly and I didn't get paid but every two weeks but they put I was getting paid every week ... Shows how much they pay attention to what ppl r bringing home on their pay checks ... Then it was sorry we made a mistake later after 6months of not receiving any asst ... Their fault ... Not the ppl applying fault .. Didn't put any food n my stomach ... DDS n Fay , Nc needs to step up their game .... Train the caseworker better n making wrong decision on ppl who really deserve the food stamps ... And stop making excusses on paperwork ... Also learn to return phone calls n a timely matter .... Months to return calls is a POOR excuse .....hire more ppl !!!! Period !!!!
Greenville nc DDS is just as bad. I went in there (white female who was pregnant to get medicade). The lady working at the front counter miss placed all of my papers and every single person who got there after me was seen. I was the only white person in the building and they totally looked over me. After watching everyone else in the waiting room being called to the back i finally asked the lady when it would be my turn. Due to her ignorance my papers were indeed misplaced and i had to start all over.
Jenny

Athens, GA

#79 Nov 26, 2012
I applied for foodstamps and medicaid because I am a mother, mother to be, single with a minimum wage, part time job and was denied because they claimed they "couldn't understand my paychecks". then claimed I only gave them one. I gave them double copies of four. Then said they'd recieved part of one and part of another. I've applied every month for the past three months, my black co-workers have no problem with DFACS and none of us can understand whats going on. I don't think it's race as much as overworked, inept people.
61 and ready to retire

Philadelphia, PA

#80 Jan 2, 2013
I am 61 years old. I will be retiring soon. I raised three children. Times are hard. I lost my job and decided to take some college courses. I have no income. I applied for foodstamps. I only need them for 3 months. I was told I don't qualify because I am a full time student. I am being penalized for wanting more education.
maria

Zionsville, IN

#81 Jan 11, 2013
WINKER wrote:
HUH??... I WONDER IF WE GO TO MEXICO IF THE MEXICAN GOVERMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF ME AND MY FAMILY
they wont i lived in mexico and they charged me more in the markets cause i am american they thought i had a lot of money
I agree

Battle Creek, MI

#82 Mar 4, 2013
Jim is EXACTLY right if you were black o rmexican you do get food stamps, screw being a rascist comment because it is true if you were white making 800 a month you get deniied, if you are a monkey getting 2500 a month you get approved, I have seen it. and obama is at fault, go figure we never had any issues getting the help we americans deserve when our president was white.
shea

Lillington, NC

#83 Mar 27, 2013
My husband has been out of work sence July 2012 an I have been put out of work for a month how much food stamps can we get a month
lele26

Myrtle Beach, SC

#84 May 9, 2013
stop blaming others were all treated equal...iam white my husband is black they wont give us stamps and iam 6 months pregnant ....so u know what we did we buy food b4 anything else because ur always gonna have bills food an housing come first ..

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