Do I qualify for food stamps?
September 2, 2006 11:42 AM Subscribe
Food Stamp Filter: I'm a new graduate student in a 5 year program and my fellowship, while nice, precludes me from taking out any student loans. my mom suggested I look into food stamps, but I can't figure out if I qualify. Help!
I'm a 22 year old Michigan resident, attending a Michigan school. My stipend amounts to 10,000 a year, or about 800 a month. My rent is 325 plus 30 for internet and 50 for phone.
My specific questions include:
Do fellowships count as income? It's technically gift money, I'm not working any hours for it. If so, my income would be $0
Does living with a roomate mean that I have to include her in my "household" or does that refer to households as far as single budgets?
I'm kinda feeling guilty about thinking about it, but lord knows I have another five years of schooling ahead of me and any less debt I can accrue would save me in the long run, and having money for food would definitely lessen anxiety about having enough money for bills and emergencies. My meds cost a ton in copays alone.
Any answers, suggestions or personal experience would help so much! Thanks.