It's my understanding that no, WE cannot. No food stamps and no welfare, no HUD, nothing that I know of. My convictions were for drugs. Now that I've successfully completed a 6 month inpatient rehab program, I'm looking for a job. I have amazing skills in bookkeeping, office management as well as can do anything with a computer. In this job market, in this economy, good luck finding a job at all, let alone for the convicted felon fresh out of rehab. Seems like a vicious cycle because I know plenty of people that would give up trying to do the right thing and go right back to selling drugs. At least they don't discriminate.
no...no matter what u do....u'll never be eligable
Convicted drug felons can get food stamps in Georgia. However, in order to receive food stamps, the person must have a job working less than 30 hours.
In California, convicted drug felons cannot receive food stamps (or SNAP as it is now called). Not sure about other kinds of felonies.If someone has their record expunged, they can receive assistance again and will be eligible from the time that their record is expunged, provided that they meet all of the other requirements.the issue was addressed in an All County Letter dated 9/23/1999.
It depends upon what the felony is for. Most felons can get food stamps. The exception is drug felons - some drug felons can, and some can't get food stamps. In most cases, if the felony was for simple possession, you are still eligible for food stamps. If it was for sales or transportation, you are disqualified.
Yes, Georgia is one of the 10 states that still has a ban on felons convicted of felony drug crimes from accessing food stamps. Bills to repeal these laws have been created, but have failed to gain traction.
Yes, food stamps is a federal program and federal law does not prohibit a previously convicted person from receiving food stamps.
No. A felony drug conviction is the only felony that bars you from assistance. They are currently working on trying to pass a law where drug felons can take a program to get them. As of now, its NO.
Food Stamps! is the only one I know of but you can't be convicted of drug offenses. Try visiting your county welfare office first.
Single parents can qualify for different benefits depending on their income. Child support assistance, food stamps, housing assistance and childcare assistance are some of the benefits.