posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 11:17 AM
a reply to: Xtrozero
I was a cashier and also a front end manager many years ago in a grocery store in a poverty stricken area in the city that I lived in. This was back
when they still had actual paper food stamps. Back then if they bought something with food stamps that was $5.01, then they would get 0.99 cash back.
With the majority of the mindsets on here that think everyone on food stamps are committing fraud, you would think that everyone would come in and
spend a few cents on something to get cash back. We had lots of customers on food stamps, but hardly anyone abused them that way in our store. And we
had a huge store. The few that did do this were men. Men that came in alone would go through different lines, buy 5 cent pieces of gum, get 95 cents
back, until they had enough to buy a pack of cigarettes or a bottle of malt liquor. The only time I ever saw a woman do anything similar was when she
was a dollar or so short on paying for diapers. When they got rid of the paper food stamps, this stopped. There are people that will sell their food
stamp benefits from their cards, but it is very illegal and if you get caught you can't ever get benefits again plus you can do jail time.
YOU CANNOT GET CASH BACK FROM A FOOD STAMP CARD.
If someone has actual WELFARE (TANF), which is not the same as food stamps, and requires alot more work to get, then they can use an EBT card to get
I personally have never been on TANF even when I was left destitute with two small children, but I did receive food stamps for a short period of time.
If I had not had family and friends to help me when my children's father left, I would have probably needed TANF, but I luckily had people that were
able to help enough to keep me from that. TANF is supposed to be used to pay for bills, rent, gas, toiletries, etc... And it is temporary, which is
actually what the T stands for.
It is obvious that many people on here have no clue what they are talking about and are just flat out lying. A young single woman is not going to be
getting $400 a month from the government unless she is disabled. I know that everyone on here is not following food stamp purchasers out to their cars
after shopping at the store. And why are you so interested in what kind of card someone is paying for their food with? Do you stare at everyone's
credit cards when they pull them out and use them at the register? How rude.