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Hi.This is for state of Arizona. Can they legally deny

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This is for state of Arizona. Can they legally deny food stamps our exclude single women with no children from getting food stamps or health care. I thought food stamps were given by the dept of agriculture and not a welfare per se. Also, single men with no children.

That appears to be illegal under the SNAP program.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/applicant_recipients/eligibility.htm
refers to households of one person, so single people are eligible for SNAP whether or not they have a child.

WIC guidelines also refer to a household of one, see
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines12-13.htm
but eligibility for WIC, according to
http://wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/category.jsf
requires that the applicant:

Is pregnant
Has had a baby (or been pregnant) within the last 6 months
Is currently breastfeeding a baby that is less than 12 months old, or
Is a baby, child or foster child under the age of 5

WIC and SNAP are both informally called food stamps, so I tried to cover both programs.

 

Health care eligibility income levels are posted at

http://www.azahcccs.gov/community/Downloads/resources/EligibilityRequirements.pdf

 

For more information about medical care, see

http://www.azahcccs.gov/


I hope this information is helpful.

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