Q) My 21 yr old son and his 19 yr old pregnant wife are relocating from California to Oklahoma City. They have California food stamps, MediCal and will need the same benefits in OKC, along with some cash benefits to pay for housing. Will they qualify? Where should they go?
A) Your son and his wife may qualify for food stamps and Medicaid in Oklahoma City, but they will need to apply for benefits in Oklahoma. The eligibility requirements for food stamps and Medicaid in Oklahoma are different from the requirements in California.
To apply for food stamps in Oklahoma, you can visit your local Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) office or apply online at OKDHSLive.org. To apply for Medicaid in Oklahoma, you can visit your local OKDHS office or apply online at OKDHSLive.org.
The OKDHS office in Oklahoma City is located at 2401 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73106. The phone number is (405) 522-5050.
The OKDHS website has a lot of helpful information about food stamps, Medicaid, and other benefits. You can find the website at OKDHSLive.org.
Here are some tips for applying for food stamps and Medicaid in Oklahoma:
- Gather all of your documentation before you go to your appointment. This includes your income verification, proof of residency, and Social Security numbers for all household members.
- Be prepared to answer questions about your income, expenses, and household size.
- Be patient. The application process can take several weeks.
If your son and his wife are approved for food stamps and Medicaid, they will receive a benefits card that they can use to purchase food and medical care. They may also be eligible for cash assistance to help pay for housing.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has a lot of resources to help people who are struggling to make ends meet. You can find more information on their website at OKDHSLive.org.
Here are some additional resources that may be helpful to your son and his wife:
- The Oklahoma City Housing Authority has a list of affordable housing options in the city. You can find the list on their website at www.okcha.org.
- The Oklahoma City Community Action Agency provides a variety of services to low-income families, including job training, financial assistance, and housing assistance. You can find more information on their website at www.okcaa.org.
- The United Way of Central Oklahoma has a 211 helpline that can provide information and referrals to a variety of services, including food, housing, and healthcare. You can call 211 or visit their website at www.unitedwayokc.org.