Pro-rate food stamp benefits for partial custody parents
The USDA administers the SNAP program otherwise known as food stamps. The regulations and restrictions are such that individuals who have visitation of their minor children qualify for full food stamp benefits. Benefits are not pro-rated for the number of days the children are in the home. This means that one is only required to see their child 1 day a month to get 30 days worth of food stamps for them. In addition, this individual can be delinquent on child support and no Adjustments to food stamps are made. Food stamps are based on a first come first serve basis. This means that a parent who has primary custody of their children may not qualify because they did not apply first. Stop the waste. Sign to make the change.