Hey guys. I'm not sure if I'm posting in the tight thread, but.
Last February I applied for food stamps, and was homeless. since then, I got a job, and moved in with my girlfriend.
I never updated my information with social services.
What's going to happen to me?
If you didn't tell social services about your new job and you're making over what they consider is the limit, they're gonna cut you off and probably make you pay back what they paid you in food stamps.
they'll run out
if you reapply and lie about it then thats bad but using up the remaining benefits (while technically fraud) is such a moot drop in the bucket thing that unless someone actually turns you in it will never come up
like the cost of giving you foodstamps for a year is like 1/4th of a hobo going to the ER a single time , so the cost of investigating and prosecuting such low level chicanery isn't worth it on their end
Idk why its 2016 and they dont just link public assistance with the irs (where youre employer is reporting income) but they dont
now, check your local laws just to be sure but even if they catch you in most places its a slap on the wrist, like theyll deny you any more benefits for 12 months or something
wait, have you or are you even using the foodstamps? if you havent even gotten them yet then disregard my last post and just dont use them
I read your OP that you used them for almost a year now and just now finally got employed and gave the advise based on the fact that theyll run out soon anyway