I lost my food benefits because I owed child support.
February 6, 2023
Q) I lost my food benefits because I owed child support. I recently paid a payment and I am going to make another payment next week. I’d like to re-certify and get my benefits back. Thank you for your time.
A) To re-certify for food benefits after a loss due to child support debt, you will need to take the following steps:
- Contact the child support enforcement agency: Contact the child support enforcement agency to confirm that your payment has been received and to inquire about the status of your debt.
- Request a recertification: If your debt has been satisfied or is in the process of being satisfied, request a recertification for your food benefits. You may be able to do this online, over the phone, or in person.
- Provide the necessary documentation: You may need to provide proof of your payment or other information to complete your recertification.
- Wait for a decision: After submitting your recertification, you will need to wait for a decision. You should receive a notice or a phone call with the outcome of your recertification.
It is important to note that each state has its own rules and processes for recertifying for food benefits after a loss due to child support debt, so you should check with your local agency for specific details.