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That appears to be illegal under the SNAP program.http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/applicant_recipients/eligibility.htmrefers 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, seehttp://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines12-13.htmbut eligibility for WIC, according to http://wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/category.jsfrequires 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 5WIC and SNAP are both informally called food stamps, so I tried to cover both programs.
Health care eligibility income levels are posted at
For more information about medical care, see
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