>>7347100 Not on mine. It's cool, I save cash for booze and fast food. I use EBT for groceries. Raw meat, frozen vegetables, canned beans and corn. That kinda thing. It also works for spices and bread.
but you can't buy pet food, paper towels, aluminum foil, hygiene products. That kinda shit.
It's easier to just find a convenience store that rings up whatever you want as milk. Usually gotta go to a bad neighborhood, and if they got a milk label taped to the register, you found the right place. Store usually taxes you a half gallon per purchase so stock up instead of making more frequent shopping trips.
california EBT user for 3+ years here, you can't buy any sort of alcohol, nor can you buy "ready to eat" foods. that includes any sort of restauarant, but also eliminates the deli section of the local grocery stores. the point is, they only want you to buy stuff that you should have to put some effort into making, which is weird because shit like crackers or chips are fine. anything that's not alcohol or designated as pre-prepared by the state of california is okay.
>>7347220 I'm this guy >>7348669, if you don't have a registered place of residence you don't qualify for EBT in the first place. there are some services that are provided though that can let you use their place as a mailing address so that you can at least apply for EBT, but those things often come with their own set of conditions. for example, this one place that was an evening cold-weather shelter had a facility next door that would let you do that, but the place was only open 4 months a year and you were not allowed to be there during the daytime.
>>7348669 Floridafag here, we have Publix, it's a grocery store with a deli section next to a section that makes subs. You can't use EBT for the prepared subs but you can buy the meat and cheese from the deli counter with it. Then you can walk down a bit to the bakery, get the same bread they use. It's cheaper to do it this way anyway.
>>7348733 Yeah I guess I shoulda clarified, it's possible to do that here too. You can't just buy some fried chicken and macaroni salad though, or anything that you just pop open the deli container and eat, only ingredients.
>>7347100 If so it would be an interesting new approach to population control. If you get enough though you can just sell your extra balance for more cash. It's not too hard to find people to go shopping with you for a 25% or so discount. You just can't go doing stupid shit like posting that fact to Fagbook. >>7348669 Gas stations everywhere get around that by cooking food for free if you want it, or at least leaving a microwave or three on the counter. >>7348680 Did that shit get changed? I finally gave in and got some for a while in 2010 but I got $200/mo right away. The woman even gave me a code or something so I didn't have to wait a few days on the card. (I mentioned I only had a few packs of ramen left to eat and couldn't dip into rent money.) >>7348766 Again, gas stations everywhere don't give a fuck. The only difference it makes is it can't be hot and ready to eat the moment you make a purchase. Nothing stopping them from selling a precooked meal that has been sitting in a fridge.
My local Target has a grocery inside, but also a pizza hut built in near the front. They have some sandwiches and stuff there too at the pizza hut since some people want a quick bite but not necessarily pizza, but you can't buy it AT the pizza hut with an EBT card. However, if you just bring it to the regular Target checkout, it rings up as a food item from their grocery and there's no problem.
DHS worker here. I handle SNAP, daycare, and some medical cases.
You don't need a registered address to get SNAP. What's keeping the majority of the homeless in my area from qualifying is the Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents policy. It's a work policy to qualify for SNAP that requires working a minimum of 20 hours/week. There are exemptions to this, such as: age (17 and younger or 50 and older), being a caretaker of a disabled person, having minor children on your SNAP case, working 30 hours/week, being pregnant, being physically or mentally unfit for work, or having recently applied for unemployment or be receiving it.
Address is no big deal. Worst case scenario, we'll use the DHS office address for mail. The Lifeline program requires an address though.
>>7348871 >mid-late 20s >live with my parents >not disabled >unemployed, haven't worked since before I was 20 >no kids or anyone to take care of >have SNAP are you bullshitting me, did I just get lucky, or is my office retarded?
>>7348878 Nah, there's something called K months. K months are 3 free months in a 3 year period where you don't have to meet an exemption or work 20 hours. If you apply after the 1st, you'll get prorated benefits for that month, and your K months will be the next 3 months.
This policy didn't exist until Oct 2013 or so. Unfortunately, university students can't qualify for the free months as they have to meet student policy prior to ABAWD.
>>7347178 You can buy hot dogs & all that other spic shit they peddle by the counter at 7-11. They have stickers all over the glass cases. I only buy coffee there now. Let the welfare queens pay their bills.
>>7348923 I don't understand what you just said but I haven't worked for years while having EBT the whole time, and didn't work at all since even more years prior to that, but all year round they still accept it and give me my full amount anyways.
>>7349002 Weird. I know if you have bipolar disorder or some other chronic health disorder, you pretty much get SNAP for life as long as you meet income guidelines. I guess other states do it differently.
Met a guy who's a manager at a grocery store in the ghetto He tells me about how at the beginning of the month, a bunch of hood rats come in and buys a shit load of steaks and maxes out the ebt card in a single day Social welfare budget is as high as our military spending, but it's out military spending that needs to be curbed!
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