Can I get food stamps If I am no longer living with my husband?

Is anybody married but not living with their husband and getting food stamps? I recently got married, but my husband lives in a different state for his job, and I haven’t reported the fact that we got married to the food stamp office because I cannot afford to lose them just because of the fact that I am married. Will it affect my food stamps even though we don’t live together

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Yes if you share money.

Depends, when I first got married my husband & I lived separate due to his job & where we were legally married he made too much.

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Not sure why you bothered even getting married if you rely on government assistance…

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It shouldn’t as it should be household income only if he’s sending you money to help then that would effect

Yes because you have two incomes technically. Report it. Don’t get in trouble for fraud

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Yes you should put him down they can n will find out you are married and it will bit you in the butt

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This is literally fraud if you’re not telling them

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I believe it’s income based and if your married you have to count both incomes but not totally sure. I’d maybe call them with a hypothetical situation and see what they say.

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I think it really depends on the state. I know in PA they only count the income of the people living in the household

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It shouldn’t cause yall buy and cook separately

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So I was separated from my ex husband not even legally and I did :woman_shrugging: we were getting divorced (divorced now) and they said since I lead a separate family

Better to be honest. If they find out they can ban you from getting them again.

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You have to show that you live at a different address

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Yep that’s called fraud.

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His income is included in foodstamps applications. Whether he resides in the state or not, you’re married and his income counts.

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No tell them you separated my friend got food stamps an they was married but separated

Yes it will effect your food stamps if he makes too much but If you don’t report it they can get you for fraud.

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Income based. So yeah you’ll lose them. And yeah totally fraud not telling them.

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I would think that’s illegal.

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