WORCESTER, Mass.—Do you qualify for SNAP benefits (known as “food stamps”)? What if you’re a student living with your parents? What if you have a roommate you split grocery bills with? Or maybe you buy your own groceries, but cook together? What information do you need to prove who you are?
Questions like this can be vexing, and not only for individuals who are experiencing financial hardship and applying for benefits. Sometimes these questions confuse even the people whose job it is to help you fill out your application.