Q) I am 59 and live in HUD housing for the elderly and disabled. I get Medicare and QMB Medicaid. I have applied for snap. If I get it, will it hurt my other benefits? Who do I have to report getting food stamps to?
A) It is unlikely that receiving SNAP benefits will hurt your other benefits. In fact, it is possible that receiving SNAP benefits could actually help you qualify for other benefits.
For example, if you are receiving SNAP benefits, you may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a tax credit that can help low- and moderate-income workers reduce their tax bill or even receive a refund.
You may also be eligible for other benefits, such as housing assistance, childcare assistance, and job training programs.
If you are concerned about how receiving SNAP benefits will affect your other benefits, you should contact your local Department of Human Services. They will be able to tell you more about your specific situation and how receiving SNAP benefits may affect your other benefits.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind:
- The amount of SNAP benefits you receive will be based on your income and household size.
- You may have to meet certain work requirements to receive SNAP benefits.
- You must report any changes in your income or household size to your local Department of Human Services.
- You may be able to keep your SNAP benefits if you start working or if your income increases.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.