Most single-parent families find it difficult to support their children because they are alone in doing it. The emotional stress is just a part of it and there is also additional stress due to the fact that they cannot afford to give their children’s needs. A program initiated by the state of Alabama helps in providing food, an essential need of every family, to those who have low income. The Food Stamp Program is now known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP but most people still call them food stamps.
What Is Food Stamp Program
The food stamp program is created to help people who have low income to be able to buy food. The foods that they usually provide are healthy and nutritious ones because they want to promote good health. The program gives users a card that they can use like money or a credit card to buy either food to eat or seeds that they can grow and then harvest to eat.
I want to apply, where do I go?
You can apply for the alabama food stamps 2015 in the local food stamp office. The filled up application form can be mailed to them or you can simply go to their office and fill up the form there. There is also an application form available online that you can fill up.
What do I need to apply?
The initial application won’t require you to bring anything. You just have to fill up the form and send it to them. They will call you and ask you to go for an interview and it would be best to bring proof of your income in the interview. You should also provide bank account statements, proof of house rent or proof of your medical expenses especially when you are a senior citizen. These will all help your application to be approved. During the interview, the worker assigned to you will provide you with a list of information that you need to get. If you have any problems, you should tell it to your worker so that they can help you. Failure to provide what they need can cause your worker not to give you stamps anymore.
Are there any other requirements I should know of?
The rules of having food stamps may differ from one area to another. There are places where you are required to have work or be in a training program for future employment. You should take care of your job and don’t get yourself fired or simply quit because your food stamps can stop coming if this happens. Requirements are reported regularly. Some people report quarterly and included in the report are the additional jobs you have if there are any. Even if there is no change in your life, you are still required to report regularly. Failure to do so can lead to you not receiving your food stamps.
Everyone has the right to apply for this but not everyone is approved. If you are not eligible for this program then they must also inform you within 30 days after your application.