FAQs

We want to provide information to help you apply for the benefits you deserve.

We aren’t the government, and our company is private. We provide this information in a free guide.

If you’re trying to get assistance, we want to give you information so that you can:

  • Understand the requirements for you to get benefits.
  • Learn about the application process.
  • Seek to get the most out of your benefits.

Table of Contents

  1. Want to learn about us?
  2. Where do we get our information?
  3. Are we the government?
  4. Is my information protected?
  5. How do I know if I might qualify for food stamps?
  6. After applying, how will I know if I didn’t get food stamps?
  7. Can I apply for Section 8 if I get other government assistance?
  8. What are the requirements to get unemployment benefits?
  9. What can I use TANF benefits for?
  10. Who usually qualifies for WIC benefits?
  11. Can kids get free insurance from CHIP?
  12. How do you qualify for Medicaid?

 

1.     Want to learn about us?

We’re a private company that conducts research online and compiles information for you in a free guide. Our goal is to give you the information in one place – in a clear and simple way – to help you achieve your goals. 

2.     Where do we get our information?

Our team of writers conducts online research about topics that are important to you. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We do the online research. We call local offices and ask questions.

Then we take the information and give it to you in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.

3.     Are we the government?

No, we are not the government. Our company is private. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We want to give you the best help that we can. 

4.     Is my information protected?

We believe in the importance of keeping your data safe. If you decide to give us your data while using our website, we use many different protections to help keep it safe. To learn more about how we protect your information, check out our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

5.     How do I know if I might qualify for food stamps?

You might be able to use an online tool to find out ahead of time if you might get SNAP benefits. A lot of states have online tools that you can use to check if you might qualify. You can look at common requirements on our website, too.

6.     After applying, how will I know if I didn’t get food stamps?

Two things might happen to let you know that you won’t be getting food stamps. The food stamp office might send you a denial letter, or you might get a message on your online account. The letter and/or notice will tell you why you did not get food stamps.

7.     Can I apply for Section 8 if I get other government assistance?

If you don’t make more money than the Section 8 income limits, you might be allowed to get Section 8 benefits even if you get other government benefits. When the PHA looks at your information, it looks at a lot of things to see how much money you make.  Some of the things the PHA looks at are:

  • Your work checks and tips.
  • If you get money from unemployment.
  • If someone pays you child support.
  • If you get money from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

If you and your family that lives with you make more money than your PHA’s income limit, you can’t get Section 8 benefits.

8.     What are the requirements to get unemployment benefits?

If you lost your job and it wasn’t your fault, you might be able to get unemployment benefits. But there are some requirements you have to meet. Different states have different requirements. Usually, you have to:

  • Have made enough money in the months leading up to your job loss.
  • Be legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Not have any criminal convictions.
  • Be looking for work.
  • Be able to do work.

9.    What can I use TANF benefits for?

TANF benefits are given to families in need. They can be used on essentials like clothes, utilities, medical bills, food, supplies and even transportation.

10.    Who usually qualifies for WIC benefits?

Just like the name of the program says, you can usually get benefits if you are a woman, child or infant. Women have to be pregnant or new mothers most of the time. These are the main groups that qualify for WIC benefits.

11.    Can kids get free insurance from CHIP?

Kids can get free or low-cost insurance from CHIP. The cost depends on how much you make. If you have to pay money for CHIP insurance, the cost is low compared to regular insurance.

12.    How do you qualify for Medicaid?

To qualify for Medicaid, you have to meet the requirements. You have to make less than a certain amount of money. You have to be in a special category, too. People in special categories include pregnant women, women with young children, children of low-income families, the disabled and the elderly. Requirements can be different from state to state.