Can my wife qualify for SNAP if she lives at her own place but isn't legally separated from me?
Question Details: My family had to move out of a house we could no longer afford and after a heated argument my wife decided to get her own place and take our daughter with her. I moved into a new house and Im asking her to move in with me and work on the marriage. She said she is going to file for divorce but she has done nothing. She said she is going to apply for assistance but Im not sure she can do that since we both earn a good income and we arent even legally separated. Can she?
If you're not legally separated or divorced, your income will be considered along with her own (since spouses are expected to help/support each other, and SNAP (and other government assistance, like housing subsidies) looks at family income, not just the individuals) which may well push her over the income limit.
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