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If individuals are receiving other forms of benefits from the government and become eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance, many wonder if this will affect their current arrangement—food stamps, for example.
The short answer? It depends on each person’s unique situation.
Food stamps, more formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are determined by the state and often differ based on each state’s parameters. But an individual’s eligibility is based on income, number of assets and other figures to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
These qualifications are much less stringent than those that determine eligibility for SSDI, which also consider earned income history and medical conditions with strong evidence of disability. But statistics show the majority of people who receive SSDI benefits also live below the poverty line. This means the two benefits often intersect, though qualification for one is certainly not an indication of eligibility for the other.
If you have questions about the unique circumstances surrounding your SSDI case, the experienced Social Security Disability lawyers of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, can help. You can call toll-free, 1.877.526.3457, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.
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