I received the benefit letter finally. Starting in March we will receive $367 in SNAP (food stamp) benefits for a year provided that our income does not rise above $1,594.00 a month.
If it does rise over that amount I am to report the difference to the Food Stamp office within 10 days.
I am rather astounded at this number. Is this a normal amount for 2 people? I thought about calling to ask but I’m afraid of looking stupid to them. Everyone that I’ve ever known to receive food benefits (without cooking the books) only got a hundred or so for one/two people, though the larger families got more.
I took everything in, including my Microplace investment information, the few dollars in residuals I receive from various content farms and my online savings accounts… I’m just rather flabbergasted at the amount considering that there are only two of us.
Do you receive food assistance? If so how much do you receive? Do you receive more or less than you expected and does it last you the whole month or what? Please share your experiences in the comments below.