Food Resource Guide
Things You Should Know About The Food Stamp Program
Food Stamp Facts:
Food Stamps are for working families, not only for low-income families.
You may still be eligible for Food Stamps, even if your cash and medical benefits have closed or even if you are working.
Cash Assistance benefits are time limited. Food Stamp benefits are
Food Stamps help you to provide nutritious meals for you and your family, while they help you save money for other necessary expenses.
New regulations are making it easier than ever to receive Food Stamps.
You Could Qualify For Food Stamps If:
You have low income or work for low wages.
You are elderly or disabled and have high housing costs or medical bills.
You have or will get a social security number.
You have child or elder care costs, or pay child support.
You will get a job if you are able and aren�t working now.
Citizens and many legal immigrants can qualify for food stamps. Getting food stamps won�t hurt you if you want to become a citizen.
To find out more about how the Food Stamp Program can help your family:
Contact the County Assistance Office nearest you, or call this toll-free number: 1-800-692-7462.
Remember, you may also be eligible for Cash, Medical Assistance, or Low Income Home Energy Assistance. Your County Assistance Office can also tell you more about these programs.
|Philadelphia County Assistance Offices