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Iona Fan Man
Iona Fan
Member since Jan 2006
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Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?



Was talking with someone who said they can't.

I'm only seeing wiki and yahoo answers to the question...anyone know for sure?







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Bandit30
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Sep 2011
1089 posts

re: Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?


I'm not to sure on this but knowing how screwed up this country is its very possible





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MetArl15
Virginia Fan
Washington, DC
Member since Apr 2007
4364 posts

re: Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?


I understand that the system is abused, but given the difficulty for a felon to find gainful employment, it would likely increase recidivism if welfare, food stamps and housing were not afforded to felons. Frankly, after their release, felons have paid their debt and should be eligible for all programs available to a citizen or legal resident of the U.S.





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LakeViewLSU
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2009
8831 posts

re: Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?


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I understand that the system is abused, but given the difficulty for a felon to find gainful employment, it would likely increase recidivism if welfare, food stamps and housing were not afforded to felons. Frankly, after their release, felons have paid their debt and should be eligible for all programs available to a citizen or legal resident of the U.S.


This.






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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
94404 posts

re: Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?


They definitely qualify for some benefits. Also, some employers get incentives for hiring them.





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RollTide4Ever
Alabama Fan
Nashville
Member since Nov 2006
9464 posts

re: Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?


Lol, you're gullible.





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Zach
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Member since May 2005
65920 posts

re: Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?


An ex-con in Chicago couldn't find a job so he applied for disability claiming his addiction to crack as his disability. It was approved and he received checks. He was later arrested for robbery and the judge found out his disability payments and had them stopped.





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LSUwag
LSU Fan
St Augustine Beach
Member since Jan 2007
7188 posts

re: Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?


They are ineligible for Section 8. Aside from that, they get about everything else including Pell Grants.





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rpulli1
Iona Fan
the beach
Member since Jan 2011
694 posts

re: Can Felons get Welfare, Food Stamps, and Housing Assistance?


Yep.





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