What college students need to know about food stamps

Low-income citizens can receive nutrition assistance through 

the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also known as food stamps.

Food stamps are used by a variety of people, 

including college students, to purchase food and groceries. 

The following are the details on how students can receive benefits through SNAP.

Can you tell me what the requirements are for college students?

The Department of Human Services in Washington, D.C., 

states that college students must meet the regular requirements for SNAP benefits, 

including income for households, as well as one exemption.

It is possible to qualify for exemptions if you are under 18 years old 

or over 50 years old, or if you are unable to work due to a 

"physical or mental condition", or if you work at least 20 hours a week in paid employment,

or if you are a single parent caring for a child dependent under 12.

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