i SERIOUSLY doubt that this is true. that's just ridiculous!
Actually it is true...anyone that is legally independent (i.e. 24 or older) with a sufficiently low enough income is elligible.
SHORT ANSWER - You are not eligible
sorry, but this is looking a little to simplistic at the reality.
In order to qualify for food stamps, you not only have to be low income, but at least in Cali, you also have to have qualifying training time. this means that you have to be in school or working at least "x" hours/week in an approved activity. And LS DOES NOT COUNT as an approved activity.. Only UG schooling or technical degrres (ITT-Tech) count. LS does not count because you have skills that would allow you to obtain employment and support yourself. Since you choose to go to LS instead of find work, you choose to not be eligible for welfare.
I was on the program for 2 years during UG. I (and my wife and daughter)could not have gotten through without it. It is a good program for those who use it like I did, to better them selves.