SOC 331 FOOD STAMPS - Running Head: FOOD STAMPS 1 Food...

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Running Head: FOOD STAMPS 1 Food Stamp Program Kristina Snyder Soc 331 Karyn Goldmeier May 23, 2011, While Food stamps does help those in need who are financially hurt and who actually use them, Food stamps is a program to help those who meet the income requirements, with
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food. Food stamps should have screening you have to pass to become eligible. Because Taking advantage of food stamps can ruin the chances for many others and makes the criminal justice system become stricter on applying for them and becoming eligible. Abusing the food stamp service means that there is more crime in the streets, and Many people have taken advantage of food stamps by selling them to others for money or creating fake income to become eligible. The Food stamp program is a program designed to help low income families who cannot afford to purchase foods. It also helps businesses of purchases of food. The requirements or who is eligible for the program depends on ones income. It varies from state to state on how the income works. For instance, in Maryland, you have to make less than$1200.00 a month and it may increase depending on family size. You also have to be registered to work. In Maryland you are eligible for food stamps if you are low income or unemployed, receive welfare, are elderly or disabled, and are homeless. You can only get food stamps for 6 months periods. After a 6 month period, you reapply for food stamps to see if you are still eligible to receive them. If you are eligible for food stamps, then you will have a social worker who will contact you and set up an appointment to meet and see how much you are eligible. If you are eligible, you receive a card that looks like a credit card and says “independent card “on the front and is orange. Every month on a certain date, you will receive a monthly benefit. You swipe the card and enter your pin number when checking out in a grocery card. Each month, depending on last name, is when the money gets put on the card. For instance, in Maryland if your last name starts with the letters Q, R, S, T, U, then the money is put on the card on the 13 th of every month.
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FOOD STAMPS 3 Food stamp is a program that does not get charged with tax when checking out. The only things that are not allowed to be purchased with the food stamp card are alcohol, tobacco, and hot foods. Only food is allowed to be used with this card. Food stamp is financed through the federal government from general revenues. The federal government is responsible for its own administrative costs: overseeing program operations, printing and distributing coupons to welfare agencies, redeeming stamps through the Federal Reserve, and payments to the social security administration (Dolgoff, & Feldstein, 2003). The food stamps program is administered through the U.S. department of agriculture’s food
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