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.
1. Want to learn about us?
We are not affiliated with the government in any way. We are a private company that engaged writers to research government assistance programs and compiled a guide and the following answers to frequently asked questions. Our goal is to help you get the benefits that you need by providing useful information on the process. We are not providing legal or financial advice. If you need such advice, please contact an attorney or a financial advisor.
2. Where do we get our information?
Our team of writers does research online. Then we put the information in one place and in a clear way to make things easier for you.
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?
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, the people who may qualify for benefits are women, children, and infants.
11. Can kids get free insurance from CHIP?
Qualifying kids can get free or low-cost insurance from CHIP. The cost of this insurance 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.