What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? GA
There was a thread floating around wherein several people were accusing OP of committing welfare fraud for obtaining food stamps for his not legally established, legal stranger daughter.
I just wanted to set the record straight so that people in a similar situation wouldn't think they were committing fraud.
According to the GA DFCS website, the OP is NOT committing fraud in reagrds to the food stamps.
The Georgia Food Stamp program provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. A household may be one person living alone, a family, or several, unrelated individuals living together who routinely purchase and prepare meals together.
What Do the Words Used in the Application Mean?
This chart explains the words we have used in the application.
A parent, relative or legal guardian who applies for TANF for children in their care
The action taken to remove an individual from a Food Stamp or TANF case because they did not tell the truth and received benefits that they should not have received
Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)
The system used in Georgia to pay benefits to individuals who are eligible for Food Stamps or TANF. Individuals receiving assistance are issued an EBT debit card, which is used to withdraw cash benefits and to access their food stamp accounts
Individuals who live in your home
Payments such as wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, worker’s compensation, disability, pension, retirement benefits, interest, child support or any other form of money received
Migrant Farm Workers
Individuals who are seasonal farm workers and move from one home base to another to work or look for farm work
Cash, property, or assets such as bank accounts, vehicles, stocks, bonds, and life insurance
Seasonal Farm Workers
Individuals who work at certain times of the year planting, picking or packing produce. They are hired on a temporary basis when a job requires more workers than the farm employs on a regular basis
Selling or trading Food Stamp benefits for profit
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Agency formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
Just an FYI.