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If I apply to receive food stamps, and then apply for a job,

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If I apply to receive food stamps, and then apply for a job, would a prospective employer find out that I am on food stamps even if that question isn't on the job application?
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There is no public record of who receives food stamps, so it is very unlikely that an employer would find out if you were receiving them. I say "very unlikely" and not "impossible" because since eligibility for food stamps depends on income, there is always a chance that your employer could be contacted to verify representations you have been made about your income.

This would be unlikely, and generally only done if there was some sort of investigation being conducted concerning fraud, but since there is still a chance of it happening one simply cannot say it's "impossible" for your employer to find out. What would be impossible, though, is prospective employers in the future finding out that you, at one point in time in the PAST, received food stamps.

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