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Food Stamps

ruskiegirl

Food Stamps
« on: May 31, 2004, 10:23:12 PM »
I heard that grad/law students were eligible for food stamps (assuming they have low or no income).  Is this true?

I'm poor and God knows my parents pay enough taxes, so if the program is available to me, I would definitely take advantage of it.

thechoson

Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2004, 10:26:14 PM »
So would I, I really want to know about this

Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2004, 10:32:05 PM »
Hmm... this sounds like a good idea.  I wonder if we do qualify.  I found this website with some information about who can qualify for food stamps.

http://library.lp.findlaw.com/articles/file/00045/006675/title/Subject/topic/Government%20Law_Federal%20Benefits/filename/governmentlaw_2_47

ruskiegirl

Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2004, 10:48:57 PM »
Hmm... this sounds like a good idea.  I wonder if we do qualify.  I found this website with some information about who can qualify for food stamps.

http://library.lp.findlaw.com/articles/file/00045/006675/title/Subject/topic/Government%20Law_Federal%20Benefits/filename/governmentlaw_2_47

Looks like it's worth a try.  It would be nice to decrease loans by at least what we would spend on food, since it is one of the largest categories of expense.

Ginatio

Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2004, 11:10:45 PM »
just take the extra 3k in loans already.. jeez. food stamps? that's f-ing insane. In fact, it's exactly "taking advantage"... the majority of us will come out making $120+k a year and loan payments will be an afterthought. there's no reason to use the system for food stamps...

I can't imagine rolling into a grocery store and trying to pay with food stamps.

ruskiegirl

Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2004, 11:15:53 PM »
Dude, when you are borrowing 54k/yr saving 6k on food stamps is a substantial amount.  I don't think it's "working the system."  If you're poor and qualify, there's nothing wrong with getting them. 

Ginatio

Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2004, 11:16:53 PM »
I dunno... I just don't think social welfare systems are there for law students

thechoson

Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2004, 11:23:05 PM »
Pride? I have no pride.  I will go to the grocery store, and bust out those food stamps, if it means I can eat something other than peanut butter or ramen noodles.  My freshman year in college, I ate cereal twice a day (cheap at costco) this wasn't fun.

ruskiegirl

Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2004, 11:26:39 PM »
I dunno... I just don't think social welfare systems are there for law students
Why not?  It's temporary relief to those who are unable to pay for food otherwise. That describes many law students. Obviously, I don't plan to use it after law school. 

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Re: Food Stamps
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2004, 11:55:19 PM »
Long time reader, first time poster...

I would feel pretty strange trying to use food stamps to pay for my groceries lining up behind an unemployed single mom with 6 kids.

It was my decision to go out of state for law school. A lot of welfare users don't have the luxury of choice.